Profession

Partner

Biography

Fiona is a partner in the firm's Commercial Services Division, specialising in complex commercial and IS arrangements particularly in the financial services and retail arena.

She specialises in advising in the field of retail payments including payment services regulation and commercial arrangements relating to merchant acquiry, acting for acquirers, payment facilitators and merchants both in the UK, US and internationally.

Fiona is a leader in her field on advice relating to strategic alliances and joint ventures, particularly for those clients in the financial services and retail/FMCG sectors. She recently completed the 20 year alliance between Waitrose and Shell UK and is currently advising on several high profile joint ventures in the financial services arena.

She has led several international joint venture arrangements for the provision of credit cards, loans, mortgages and related insurance products acting for both retailers and for providers.

Fiona’s expertise also includes outsourcing and other complex commercial arrangements, particularly in the financial services sector including insurance, asset management, investment and retail banking. She has longstanding experience in the negotiation, drafting and advising of international business process outsourcings, including claims management, back office and global administration services for banks, asset managers and global insurers.