Kristen DiLemmo is an associate in our Financial Institutions Advisory team based in London specializing in financial regulation.
Kristen advises banks, investment firms, asset managers and technology companies on a wide range of UK and EU financial services regulatory matters. She has extensive experience across the spectrum of domestic 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.
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