Eve Ellis


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Eve Ellis specialises in financial services regulation. She provides advice across a broad range of regulatory matters and has done so for more than 10 years. Eve is highlighted in Chambers UK as a leading attorney and described as “very client-oriented and very solutions-oriented.” Eve also has an in-depth understanding of fund formation matters, allowing her to provide regulatory advice in context.

Eve regularly advises on:

  • regulatory issues relating to fund structuring;
  • the marketing of financial products;
  • whether FCA authorisation is required;
  • anti-money laundering and proceeds of crime legislation;
  • the establishment of regulated businesses in the UK;
  • the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive;
  • change of control applications in the context of M&A and re-structuring transactions;
  • the interpretation of the FCA rules, including in relation to client money, outsourcing, anti-money laundering, capital requirements, controllers, remuneration, approved persons and authorisation requirements.

Honors & Awards

  • Named a Private Funds: Regulatory Expert by Who’s Who Legal (2018)


  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England & Wales


  • The College of Law, Guilford, Legal Practice Course (with distinction)
  • Southampton University, LL.B., Law