Katharine Everett Nunns
Katharine is a Barrister in the Commercial & Regulatory Disputes team, focusing on financial regulation and financial crime matters.
Katharine advises on financial services regulatory issues arising out of corporate transactions, civil litigation and FCA interventions, as well as AML and ABC issues, internal investigations and self-reporting.
She also advises regulated and non-regulated clients on issues such as the scope of regulation under the FSMA and Payment Services regimes, financial promotion rules, and unauthorised business, and has helped firms to prepare for regulatory change (eg, acting for international banks dealing with the implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive and MiFID II).
Katharine spent six months on secondment to the FCA's Enforcement & Market Oversight Division, primarily dealing with contentious authorisations (consumer credit) cases, and also gaining exposure to a wide variety of other Enforcement matters.
Katharine studied law at the University of Durham (LLB (Hons), MJur) and is a member of the Inner Temple. During her postgraduate studies, Katharine completed internships at the United Nations in New York and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. She has provided research assistance for publications on UK, EU and international law and has taught at the Universities of Durham and Bristol.
- Advising on issues arising out of an FCA supervision review and VREQ including issues affecting the holders of controlled functions.
- Advising on regulatory issues relating to Appointed Representative agreements with our Technology & Innovation team, and Share Purchase Agreements with our Corporate team.
- Advising on regulatory issues arising out of litigation relating to post-termination restrictive covenants.
- Advising clients seeking FCA authorisation to carry on regulated activities
- Advising on the scope and effect of Money Laundering legislation.
- Investigating and advising on corruption issues for an international fund in respect of its activities in China.
- Assisting clients bringing cases before the Upper Tribunal.