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Bob Penn

Partner

London

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Bob Penn

Partner

London

Bob advises banks, asset managers, market infrastructure providers and other financial institutions on a wide range of national and international regulations. He has led our substantial work on the European financial services reform agenda, including advising on revisions to capital requirements, the introduction of recovery and resolution plans and retail ring-fencing for banks and on changes to derivatives markets.

Bob is the author of two chapters in the Oxford University Press publication on Financial Markets and Exchanges Law, covering UK recognised investment exchanges and clearing houses and alternative trading systems respectively. Bob gave evidence to the UK Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards in relation to proposals for the ring-fencing of retail banking activities in the UK. He sits on the IIF Special Committee on Effective Regulation and the BBA High Level Group on Financial Stability.

Bob is recognised as a leading individual for regulatory advice by Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and IFLR 1000 and is regularly quoted in the press on regulatory matters.

News & insights

Sun reflecting off high rise buildings

Publications: 11 JUNE 2021

The Financial Services Act 2021

The first step in shaping the UK's financial services regime post-Brexit.

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Authorising your holding company

Publications: 16 APRIL 2021

Authorising your holding company

Certain UK incorporated holding companies of banks and investments firms will, for the first time, be required to obtain PRA authorisation in 2021. 

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Triangular pattern

Publications: 25 JANUARY 2021

The new EU STS framework for on-balance sheet (synthetic) securitisations

On 16 December 2020, the Council of the European Union published final compromise proposals for a package of measures dubbed the “Capital Markets Recovery Package”, these were adopted by the European…

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Person handling documents

Publications: 12 JANUARY 2021

Brexit certainty at last? An overview of the new EU-UK trading relationship

Following months of protracted negotiations and coming four and a half years after the UK voted to leave the EU, 24 December 2020 saw the EU and UK finally agree the shape of their future…

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1999

Academic

LPC

MA, Classics, University of Cambridge, 1995

CPE, 1996