Chris Finney: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Chris Finney

Phone44 (0) 20 7556 4626

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Practice Areas

  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Regulatory & Transactional Services
  • Public Policy & Government Relations
  • Business Law
EducationCollege of Law, York, (PGDL); Middlesex University, London (LL.B.)
AdmittedEngland & Wales


City of London Law Society
City of London Solicitors' Company
British Insurance Law Association
Financial Services Lawyers Association
Lloyd's Cycling Club


Chris advises insurers, reinsurers and (re)insurance brokers on UK and European regulatory issues.

Chris has been recommended by the UK Legal 500 since 2012, which notes, for example, that he: is an “FSA alumnus”, has “excellent regulatory experience”, provides “thorough and responsive” advice across a range of UK and EU regulatory requirements, has “tremendous business and marketplace savvy”, and maintains “excellent relationships with regulatory agencies”.

Chris is often asked to speak about, and comment on, current financial services regulatory issues, and to provide training on them. He is regarded as a “thought leader” on Solvency II, in particular.

Before Edwards Wildman

Chris spent almost a decade working in the General Counsel's Division at the Financial Services Authority, where he advised the FSA on its supervision of insurers, reinsurers, brokers and banks. Chris' FSA experience includes drafting the FSA rules that implement the Distance Marketing Directive and the E-Money Directive in the UK. Chris also drafted the non-MiFID parts of the FSA's COBS sourcebook, and parts of the GENPRU, IPRU and SUP manuals.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Chris is a keen cyclist. He's a member of the Lloyd's Cycling Club. He has completed the Land's End to John O'Groats cycling challenge twice. He also enjoys music, walking his dogs and spending time with his wife and daughter.


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A PRA Roundtable Discussion for Insurance Sector Trade Bodies
Chris Finney, June 11, 2014
On 30 May 2014, the PRA held a roundtable discussion for insurance sector trade bodies.

UK: Consumers’ Failure to Read Loan Documents Does Not Mitigate a Firm’s Obligation to be Clear, Fair and Not Misleading
Lianna Chan,Chris Finney, April 28, 2014
In the case of (1) Mr Abraham Figurasin (2) Mrs Maricel Palo-Figurasin v Central Capital Ltd and Paragon Personal Finance Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 504, the Court of Appeal dismissed Central Capital Limited’s appeal.

An Introduction to Corporate Participation at Lloyd’s
Damian Connolly,Chris Finney,David R. Kendall,William Slaiding, February 27, 2014
Lloyd’s of London is perhaps the most famous insurance brand in the world. Yet for those not actively involved in the market, its structure and methods of doing business have until recent years largely remained a mystery. After three centuries of operation (with its capital being provided by...

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Chris Finney

69 Old Broad Street

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