Roger Butterworth

Risk & Compliance Partner UK


Roger is the firm's Risk & Compliance partner.

As risk & compliance partner, reporting to the chief executive officer, Roger has oversight responsibility within the firm for risk management and compliance, including conflicts of interest and all aspects of new client inception. He is the firm's Compliance Officer for Legal Practice. He also provides in-house legal support to the business on law firm regulation and insurance. Roger sits on our senior operations directors committee and chairs our international risk partners group.

Roger has extensive prior experience in advising on corporate transactions. He has advised on all aspects of company law and has experience of merger and acquisition and securities work, including acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses, structured finance, equity finance, initial public offerings (IPOs), public takeovers, privatisations, LLP conversion and reorganisations. Since 2007, Roger has specialised in risk management, regulatory compliance and professional indemnity insurance. Roger also served as the firm's General Counsel 2009-16.

Roger is a member of the City of London Law Society Professional Rules and Regulation Committee and responded at length on the SRA's consultation on Outcome Focussed Regulation and related changes from 2011. He is also an occasional speaker at conferences on risk and compliance.

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