Claire is a senior associate in the financial institutions group at Freshfields. She advises on financial services regulatory matters in both an advisory and a transactional context. Claire advises on both domestic and European financial services regulatory issues including, most recently, assisting financial institutions with MiFID 2 implementation and Brexit planning.

Claire is one of the co-founders of the firm’s global Fintech group. Taking advantage of the combination of her financial services practice and scientific background, Claire is keenly interested in developments in Fintech, including new methods of carrying out payments, uses of distributed ledger technology and the regulation of virtual currencies. She has been leading regulatory engagement on Fintech matters.

Claire has also been on secondment to the Regulatory Change Management team at a large European bank, where she advised on implementation of the regulatory reform agenda in response to the financial crisis, including EMIR, MiFID 2 and recovery and resolution. She has also spent time on secondment in Milan and New York.