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Andrew Henderson, Partner

Andrew Henderson


Practice areas

  • Brexit
  • Consulting
  • Cryptoassets
  • Financial services and markets regulation
  • Investment funds and asset management
  • Technology

Practice notes

Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Andrew is a partner in our financial institutions group with over 19 years’ experience as a financial services lawyer. He leads our financial regulation group and is recommended for financial services in the IFLR 1000, Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500, where he has been described as “approachable and commercial” and someone who is “able to work through tricky issues quickly and effectively”. He is also recommended for Brexit and for Fintech in the Legal 500.

His core practice involves advice to asset managers and banks on: perimeter issues, authorisation, outsourcing and delegation, including issues arising from Brexit; governance and regulatory capital, including Senior Manager accountability especially for overseas headquartered entities; cross-border distribution and product governance, especially of funds under the AIFMD and retail funds; conduct risk issues, especially in connection with conflicts of interest, inducements and fiduciary duties; client documentation and disclosure; market abuse and trading, including best execution; client money and client assets, especially for fund managers and depositaries; and regulatory change projects, most recently MiFID 2 where he acted for over 40 asset managers and banks.

Andrew works closely with corporate colleagues on financial services capital markets and M&A, including advice on private fund investment in regulated firms and associated prudential issues and with enforcement colleagues, having twice acted as an FCA ‘Skilled Person’. He is an expert in Fintech and digital financial services, having advised on the first equity issuance settled on a blockchain in the UK. Andrew also works closely with insurance colleagues, particularly in connection with the distribution of life and linked products.

He spent one and half years on secondment to the UK Financial Services Authority and has been seconded to the Secretariat to the Bank of England Financial Markets Law Committee and to the compliance department of an international investment bank. Andrew has contributed to numerous academic and practitioner texts since 2000, including most recently the MiFID Chapter in Gore-Browne on EU Company Law (Lexis: 2019) and Financial Services Law (4th ed)(OUP: 2018). He was a college law lecturer at the University of Cambridge where he obtained a PhD in public law.


Andrew is one of our specialist Brexit lawyers. Contact Andrew Henderson for more information on how Brexit may affect your business. View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.

Brexit - How this will impact on UK financial institutions?

Our financial services team considers a range of issues for financial institutions affected by the vote to leave the EU.

To read more, view our article “Brexit - How this will impact on UK financial institutions

The FCA’s BREXIT statement: An incomplete explanation of the short term legal impact on UK financial services?


Making sense of Brexit - What will it mean to leave the EU for asset managers?

Brexit: Implications for Financial Services videos

Following the referendum vote to leave the EU, this series of videos explores the legal and practical ramifications of this decision.


Supporting change - Our four pillar approach to MiFID II

We offer a unique “one stop” combined approach to regulatory change projects. Eversheds’ Financial Services Consulting includes experienced compliance and regulatory professionals, who have significant consulting experience across different businesses.

MiFID maps tool

Our MiFID Maps tool is designed to help with MiFID II implementation and can be used in conjunction with the MiFID II gap analysis and project implementation tools which we offer.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Visit our Brexit Legal Advice Hub for in-house lawyers