Rachelle Sellek, Partner at Acuity Law

Financial Regulation & Compliance

Lead Partner

In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, businesses face an intricate web of ever-changing and ever-growing regulations, with severe penalties for compliance failures or poor conduct.

Our cross-disciplinary lawyers help our clients interpret and comply with regulation across different jurisdictions. We proactively assist companies with managing risk, challenges and strategies in an increasingly regulated world. We also deal with breaches when they do occur.

We have particular expertise in:

  • Financial services regulation
  • Fintech and blockchain regulation
  • AML and KYC obligations and processes
  • Regulated investment funds, real estate funds and real estate investment trusts
  • FCA and FSMA regulation and disputes
  • Advising fintech company Wealthify on a strategic investment by Aviva
  • Drafting and advising on the terms and conditions of business for financial services and FCA authorised businesses, including authorised representative agreements and drafting the terms and conditions for a junior ISA product
  • Advising on the implications of the Insurance Distribution Directive and interaction with the FCA Handbook for a dental business
  • Consumer credit advice for lenders and brokers, drafting and advising on regulated consumer credit agreements and advising on consumer credit disputes
  • Advising financial services companies on devising and implementing a best practice regulatory strategy for money laundering and data protection
  • Advising a charity on the mis-selling of a multi-million pound hedging product and breach of the COBS rules
  • Advising on the setting up of a cross-border medtech fund and ensuring its ability to trade on an international exchange from a regulatory perspective


  • The Banking & Finance Team is ranked Band 2 in Chambers & Partners.

  • The Banking & Finance Team is ranked Tier 3 in The Legal 500.

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