Simon Treacy

Senior Associate (Knowledge), Financial Regulation, London

"I write and talk about financial regulation in a clear and accessible way, helping clients spot the regulatory trends and developments which will affect their business."

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Simon writes briefings and thought leadership for clients on various aspects of UK and EU financial regulation, as well as creating innovative knowhow for the Linklaters team. He provides both clients and Linklaters lawyers with interactive training on financial services regulation, including horizon scanning sessions. Simon also hosts Linklaters podcasts on payments regulation and operational resilience.

Simon’s current areas of focus include fintech, payments, operational resilience and the use of AI in financial services. He also tracks changes to the UK’s regulatory framework post-Brexit, including divergence from EU rules. Other areas of interest include the UK’s Senior Managers Regime and safeguarding of client assets.

As part of the Practice Innovation and Efficiency team, Simon drives the take-up of new technology to help Linklaters lawyers deliver the best client service.

Professional experience

Simon is a governor at a local state primary school.

Education and qualifications

Simon studied English and Spanish at the University of Nottingham and law at the College of Law, London.