Matthew Kellett

Matthew is the FSO UK Law Leader, responsible for building the Financial Services Legal practice in the UK

The practice focuses on Legal Operations consulting, Financial Services regulation and Managed Legal Services

Matthew is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales with over 20 years  experience, and a frequent speaker and guest speaking on the changing face of the Legal profession, and in particular developments in the areas of AI enabled automation and  Legal Risk analysis

Matthew has broad range of skills and a wealth of experience  in the Financial Services and Legal sectors

In particular, he has in-depth of experience in structuring complex cross-border multi-disciplinary financial transactions

At EY, Matthew has focused on the use of AI in legal services, mapping and monitoring legal risk, and developing legal operating models to best maximize their benefits

1990 -2003 Partner, Linklaters – Matthew ran the banking  structured products practice – in that role Matthew was a recognised market leading adviser in the design and execution of a multitude of products with a reputation for robust and innovative solutions

2003 – 2005 Managing Director and Counsel, Banque AIG, London Branch – as such Matthew advised the bank on a multitude of regulatory and legal issues applicable to it and the wider group, in particular on complex cross-border financings

2005 – 2009 Managing Director, Head of Financial Structuring UK, Royal Bank of Scotland – Matthew ran the UK based structured fund raising and investment business – as part of this role Matthew became intimately acquainted with  regulatory issues relevant to UK banks, including frequent dealings with regulators and the in-house regulatory team

2010 – 2014 Managing Partner, Finance and Head of Banking & Capital Markets, Berwin Leighton Paisner – Matthew was involved in the design and structuring of numerous bespoke banking solutions, including new to market real estate debt funds, and the complex issues surrounding new banking entities such a derivative products companies