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Kate Sumpter



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Kate Sumpter



Kate is a partner in our Financial Services Regulatory practice. She has over 14 years’ experience in the financial services sector and has extensive experience of dealing with complex regulatory-driven structural change projects for international banks. She has also assisted a number of international banking institutions with designing and developing their legal entity structures. Kate is a core member of Allen & Overy’s Brexit team, working with clients to develop their Brexit plans. She recently led on the regulatory aspects of Allen & Overy’s mandate to advise HSBC on ring-fencing and operational continuity implementation.

Kate advises a number of banks and financial market infrastructure bodies (including payment systems) on regulatory matters and outsourcing arrangements. She regularly advises on all aspects of the bank recovery and resolution regime, including operational continuity aspects, and on the structuring of risk mitigation arrangements to ensure robustness insolvency and resolution. Kate has acted as a member of the Banking Liaison Panel, a working group established by HM Treasury to consider bank and investment failure, on behalf of ISDA.

Kate was recognised as “Best in Financial Regulation” at the Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019, is ranked as a “Leading Lawyer – Highly Regarded” in IFLR1000 and is listed as a Next Generation Partner by Legal500 UK 2021 for Financial Services Regulation.

News & insights

Sanctions related reporting and compliance obligations for UK financial institutions

Publications: 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

UK Regulatory Academy: Monday 11-Friday 15 October 2021

Between Monday 11 and Friday 15 October our UK Financial Services Regulatory team will host a series of foundational training sessions across a variety of UK regulatory topics and themes.

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Publications: 08 JULY 2021

The PRA’s expectations on Operational Continuity in Resolution (OCIR)

The PRA has published updates to its policy and a revised supervisory statement on ensuring operational continuity in resolution (PS 9/21 and SS4/21) following its consultation paper in October 2020…

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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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Publications: 07 JUNE 2021

The Financial Conduct Authority’s new “Consumer Duty”

On 14 May 2021 the FCA published its first Consultation Paper on “A new Consumer Duty” (CP21/13).

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Admitted as solicitor, New South Wales, Australia, 2002

Admitted as solicitor, High Court of Australia, 2002

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2006


BCom LLB, University of Wollongong, 2001

Graduate Diploma, Advanced Insolvency Law & Practice, University of Southern Queensland, 2004