Kristen DiLemmo

Partner, London



Kristen DiLemmo is a partner in our Financial Services Regulatory team based in London.

Kristen advises banks, investment firms, asset managers and technology companies on a wide range of financial services regulatory matters. She has extensive experience across the spectrum of UK and EU regulation, including MiFID II, AIFMD, EMIR, and payment services regulation.

Kristen helps clients navigate the complexities of financial regulation while emphasizing practical, business-focused solutions. She appreciates the particular challenge that regulated firms face when operating cross-border, and keeps operational realities at the forefront when advising.

Prior to joining White & Case, Kristen worked as regulatory counsel for a global information and technology company, and she draws on this commercial perspective when advising. She also completed a secondment at a global investment bank.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
BPP Law School
BPP Law School
University of Oxford
University of Pittsburgh


Representation of EU banks and investment firms in their Brexit planning, including analyses of cross-border service provision and contractual run-off

Representation of third-country and domestic fund managers on structuring and marketing requirements under AIFMD

Representation of payment services firms regarding UK licensing, commercial terms, and outsourcing

Representation of third-country and domestic firms on the impact of EMIR Refit, including threshold changes and intragroup exemptions

Representation of a private equity firm on the regulatory notifications/approvals and considerations arising from their acquisition of an international provider of trustee services

Representation of an MTF operator and a data reporting service provider (APA/ARM) on MiFID II readiness*

Representation of a UK investment firm on the establishment of operations in Amsterdam as part of Brexit planning*

Representation of credit institutions and solo-regulated firms on the impact of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime*

Representation of a global investment bank in developing a consumer credit compliance framework*


* Experience prior to joining White & Case