Kam is a London-based principal associate at Gowling WLG, currently on secondment at Amazon.
She advises on funds and financial services, with a particular emphasis on the regulation, management and distribution of alternative investment funds (listed and unlisted) that invest in a variety of strategies and asset classes, including real estate, securities, infrastructure and tech. Kam has practised in this area since qualification in 2009 and is a member of various working groups for the alternative investment funds industry.
Kam has extensive experience advising a broad range of market participants, including fund managers, family offices, corporates, start-ups, challenger banks, FinTech firms, tech and life-science focused venture capital firms, e-money and payment services firms, multinational retailers, crowdfunding platforms, placing agents and intermediaries, on compliance with UK and EU regulation. This includes FSMA, AIFMD, EMIR, MiFID II, MAR, PRIIPs, PSD II, CCA, AML, POCA and the SMCR.
Kam also advises on the regulatory aspects of corporate transactions, changes of control, authorisations and variations of permission, and assists firms with their responses to FCA and PRA enquiries. More recently, Kam has been advising on the regulatory environment for initial coin offerings, blockchain and cryptoassets, and the impact of Brexit on financial services.
Whilst in-house at Barclays Wealth, Kam advised on domestic and cross border transactions, product development and compliance with new legislative and regulatory requirements. Kam completed her training contract in the London office of O'Melveny & Myers, where her focus was on advising private equity clients. Before this, Kam interned in the securitisation practice at Clifford Chance, Frankfurt.
Recent experience includes advising on:
- regulatory issues arising on seed and secondary investments and strategic partnerships (including conflicts management)
- Brexit planning
- custody and client asset rules
- SMCR and AML compliance
- product governance
- complaints handling
- pre-marketing, marketing and reverse solicitation
- pre-investment disclosures
- IMAs, IAAs and depositary, administration, distribution and subscription agreements
- reporting and disclosure obligations under UK and EU legislation
- the market abuse regime
- innovative online credit arrangements with customers
- payment services and e-money rules for web, mobile and voice transactions