Ian MasonPartner, Head of UK Financial Services Regulation and Co-Head of UK Financial Services Sector at Gowling WLG
Ian Mason has more than 20 years' experience as a financial services regulatory lawyer providing advice on a broad range of matters, including FCA/PRA authorisation, supervision and enforcement. He is a former Head of Department in the Enforcement Division at the financial services regulator, as well as having worked in-house, and advising firms and individuals in private practice.
He advises clients on a broad range of financial services regulatory issues, both non-contentious and contentious. His clients have included banks, asset and fund managers, inter-dealer brokers, listed companies, FinTechs and Board members. Ian has also provided Skilled Person reports to the regulator. He has significant experience in regulatory investigations, both in enforcement and on the defence side, representing firms and individuals such as CEOs, Heads of Compliance, MLROs and Heads of Trading.
Ian advises UK and international clients on Brexit and transitional issues, as well as on the changing scope of UK regulation.