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Rebecca
Park

Senior Practice Director
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Rebecca is the Senior Practice Director for the financial services practice. Rebecca has worked in both law and public policy advising financial services firms on policy and regulation. She previously served as director of corporate affairs for the banking and finance trade body, UK Finance, leading on the organisation’s public policy and communication strategy in the UK and internationally. She also served as a member of the Executive Committee for the European Banking Federation. Prior to this, Rebecca worked as a solicitor advising investors and asset managers on real asset funds, joint ventures, and investments.

At Global Counsel, Rebecca leads teams advising clients navigating financial services policymaking assisting clients with understanding both the risks and opportunities.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Supporting traditional financial services firms and fintechs to understand how the UK government is developing its post-Brexit regulatory framework and advising them on how to influence and shape the agenda.
  • Advising firms and trade associations on the UK and European agenda for retail banking and payments and how this may impact business operations.
  • Helping clients understand the emerging risks and opportunities from the growing regulatory and legislative interventions designed to protect consumers from fraud an providing counsel on policy and advocacy interventions to influence the debate.

Latest Insights by Rebecca Park

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“Nothing and no one is off the table”: a new UK approach to individual sanctions and dirty money?

Financial Services

UK foreign secretary Liz Truss has declared that nothing is off-limits in terms of sanctioning individuals to put pressure on Putin and his Ukraine policy. In this week’s podcast, we ask how far this no-holds barred approach is true, not just in Russia but also more broadly. Has Russia’s invasion of Ukraine fundamentally changed the UK’s willingness to go after “the bad…

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Russia – Ukraine: how much worse can it get?

Financial Services

Benjamin Wegg-Prosser and Rebecca Park are joined by Chris Weafer, a Moscow-based investment strategist and founding partner of Macro-Advisory, to talk through the sanctions’ impact on corporates and investors and the specific challenges they face in Russia and the wider region.

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Russia-Ukraine escalation - regional and business implications

General Politics

In a bonus episode, as the standoff at the Russian-Ukraine border continues, Alexander Smotrov and Rebecca Park discuss the economic and geographic implications of the crisis with CFC Big Ideas Partner Vasyl Myroshnychenko and CEC Group Chairman Marek Matraszek.

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