Jessica Arrol, Senior Associate
Jessica advises firms based in the UK and offshore on UK and EU financial services regulatory and investment fund related issues.
Jessica provides financial services regulatory advice to investment firms carrying on business in or providing investment services to the UK market, with a focus on the investment management, private wealth and family office sectors. Jessica also regularly advises firms launching their business in the UK and assists on all elements surrounding the FCA authorisation process. Further, Jessica regularly works on fund launches and restructurings both in the regulated and alternative fund sectors. Jessica also advises regularly on distribution and financial promotion of investments including unlisted companies, funds and other investment products.
Jessica is also involved in providing assistance to the firm’s dispute resolution team with regard to financial services disputes, particularly when financial mis-selling is involved.
Jessica is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising on the establishment of a number of UK-based multi-family offices seeded with the capital of ultra-high net worth clients. The process included seeking authorisation from the FCA.
- Facilitating the launch of authorised funds including UK domiciled UCITS and NURS, some of which were private funds for individual families. Working on the launch of various UK and offshore alternative investment funds including EIS, hedge and private equity.
- Providing regular assistance to corporate finance transactions including assisting with financial promotions advice and changes in control.
- Assisting the dispute resolution team with a high profile financial mis-selling dispute.
Sustainable Finance and the end of greenwashing?
Jessica Arrol quoted by Real Deals on the implementation of SFDR
SFDR aims to remove greenwashing and promote transparency in reporting ESG, but GPs and LPs are experiencing its flaws.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Dalton Capital (Holdings) Limited on its sale to Polar Capital Holdings Plc
This acquisition has a strong strategic rationale for Polar Capital with its growth and diversification strategy.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the owners of Safeonline LLP on its sale to Howden Broking Group Limited
Safeonline LLP has a proprietary insurtech platform, iQ, which will offer the capability to provide cyber insurance capability.
FCA launches review into the unsecured credit market
Reports of an increased number of financial services scams during the Pandemic: a result of a move to remote services?
Adams v Carey - What does this mean for SIPP providers?
Jessica Arrol explores the case of Adams v Carey, and analyses what it means for SIPP providers?
The Financial Conduct Authority’s Brexit Portal
The Financial Conduct Authority has launched an updated version of their “Brexit” website
Future of FinTech: Key themes for regulated FinTechs in the era of COVID-19
Jessica Arrol and Jed Wilsher examine the key themes for regulated FinTechs as the COVID-19 lockdown begins to ease.
Future of FinTech: What impact has COVID-19 had on the world of FinTech?
Top FinTech predictions identified at the start of 2020 and how those are likely to change as a result of COVID-19
Financial Conduct Authority consults on increasing the award for the Financial Ombudsman Service
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting on increasing the award limit for the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS).
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the founders of Charterhouse Voice & Data Plc on strategic investment by August Equity LLP
Charterhouse, is a multi-award winning provider of voice communication, data, hosting and cyber security to mid and large tier customers.
Financial mis-selling: what are your options?
Jessica Arrol and Oliver Auld assess the options available should you if you believe that you have been mis-sold an investment.
GDPR round table for wealth and investment management community
The Wealth and Investment Management group at Charles Russell Speechlys hosted a GDPR round table breakfast discussion last week.
The countdown to MiFID II for Discretionary Managers
Christmas is soon upon us, but more unsettling for those in the FS sector is that MiFID II comes into effect in around 10 weeks’ time.
The Status of the Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation
The Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation was due to take effect on 31 December 2016.
A Point to Note: How the Mortgage Credit Directive affects the High Net Worth Borrower Exemption for Consumer Credit
A review of The Mortgage Credit Directive (Directive 2014/17/EU) (the MCD), which came into effect on 21 March 2016.
Are comparison sites failing consumers?
A number of price comparison websites in the general insurance sector are failing to meet consumers' expectations.
Interview for LexisNexis regarding Regulated Benchmarks
Following the Government's response to implementing the recommendations on financial benchmarks, the FCA brought in seven further benchmarks
The receipt of monetary and non-monetary benefits under MiFID II
The reforms to MiFID II will introduce wide ranging changes applicable across the financial services industry.