Nick Colston

Partner, Simmons & Simmons

Nick Colston is a partner in the Financial Services Regulation group at Simmons & Simmons in London. Nick specialises in advising buy-side firms on all aspects of the UK and EU regulatory regimes. Nick’s primary focus is advising alternative fund managers (both in the UK and globally) on regulatory issues including EU law, compliance with the FCA Rules, client documentation, compliance policies and procedures, anti-financial crime requirements and cross-border business. Nick is at the forefront of advising on the impact of regulatory change on fund managers, including MiFID 2, AIFMD, MAR, and the Short Selling Regulation.  He is advising widely on the implementation of ESG regulations in the UK and EU, including carrying out scoping and impact analysis work for many leading asset management firms, advising on business changes and processes, and drafting updated documentation.