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Pauline Ashall

Capital Markets Partner, London

I have more than 30 years’ experience of advising on financial markets and derivatives, and currently specialise in advising on OTC derivatives regulation across all asset classes, as well as on stock loans and repo, collateral management, clearing and regulatory reporting. I have a reputation for being able to explain highly complex issues clearly and helpfully.

Overview

Professional experience

Education

Overview

Pauline is widely regarded as a leading lawyer with specialist knowledge of derivatives. She advises clients on both securitised and OTC derivatives, with an emphasis on equities, funds and commodities. She is also very experienced in the areas of prime brokerage, collateral management, repos and stock lending.

Pauline was previously a regulatory specialist, advising banks, securities houses and other financial intermediaries on regulation of their businesses in the UK and European Union, and also established the firm’s financial markets practice in Hong Kong.

Professional experience

Pauline has been a member of several industry bodies and associations, including the Standards & Guidance Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales, of the regulatory sub-committee of the City of London Law Society, and the Securities Law Committee of the Hong Kong Law Society (of which she was chairman). In Hong Kong, Pauline represented a group of 10 international banks on the Securities and Futures Ordinance that constituted a major overhaul of the Hong Kong financial markets regulatory regime. She has acted on various matters for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, the International Capital Markets Associate and the International Securities Lending Association.

Education

Pauline studied law at Somerville College, University of Oxford, where she was also a lecturer in law between 1982 and 1984.