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Zac Mellor-Clark

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  • Associate | Asset Management
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Zac Mellor-Clark helps global asset managers navigate European financial services regulation.

With particular expertise relating to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, Zac counsels some of the world’s largest asset managers on issues relating to the structuring and marketing of private funds within the UK and Europe.

Established financial sector clients seek Zac’s strategic advice on a range of legal and compliance issues (including financial promotions, senior manager arrangements, and general compliance with FCA rules) and on issues arising from the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. New market entrants turn to Zac for guidance on the conduct of regulated activities in the UK and applications for FCA authorization. Clients also rely on Zac’s counsel on corporate transactions involving the acquisition of regulated businesses, conducting regulatory due diligence, and seeking regulatory approval for c...

Zac Mellor-Clark helps global asset managers navigate European financial services regulation.

With particular expertise relating to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, Zac counsels some of the world’s largest asset managers on issues relating to the structuring and marketing of private funds within the UK and Europe.

Established financial sector clients seek Zac’s strategic advice on a range of legal and compliance issues (including financial promotions, senior manager arrangements, and general compliance with FCA rules) and on issues arising from the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. New market entrants turn to Zac for guidance on the conduct of regulated activities in the UK and applications for FCA authorization. Clients also rely on Zac’s counsel on corporate transactions involving the acquisition of regulated businesses, conducting regulatory due diligence, and seeking regulatory approval for changes of control.

Zac is recognized as a key lawyer by Legal 500 UK in the Financial Services: Non-Contentious/Regulatory category, where clients note that he is “incredibly responsive” and “always provides practical advice.”

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Zac was an associate at an international law firm.

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