Financial Regulation Partner, London
"I have a wide-ranging regulatory practice, advising leading financial services firms on a variety of regulatory topics including licensing, governance, market structures and wholesale and retail conduct."
Education and qualifications
Raza is widely regarded as a specialist in a number of financial services regimes including ESG, MiFID, Brexit, PRIIPs, AIFMD and UCITS.
Raza has also led on and contributed to a number of trade associations, industry forums and Linklaters roundtables / briefings on these topics. Raza is particularly involved in the ESG space and chairs the internal Linklaters’ global ESG working group. He also works closely with the broader Linklaters practice areas, providing regulatory coverage in areas such as derivatives, structured products, funds and employment matters.
Raza has an extensive financial regulatory practice. The breadth of his practice includes advising:
- Assisting a number of international banks, broker dealers, trading venues, private banks and asset managers with their regulatory implementation projects for MiFID II, Brexit and MAR (among others).
- Advising global asset managers and private banks on ESG reforms - including advice and assistance on product scoping, risk management updates, remuneration policy disclosures and governance.
- Assisting a leading banking group on the reorganisation of its asset management business.
- Assisting various financial services firms on governance matters, including directors’ duties, SMCR and conflicts issues.