Neil Macleod is counsel within Mayer Brown’s Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement and Banking & Finance practices in London. Neil focuses on financial services, including subjects such as FCA authorisation; regulated activities; financial promotion; FCA change of control approvals; the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II and the FCA’s Disclosure and Transparency rules.

Neil also has broad experience advising clients on the UK civil and criminal insider dealing and market manipulation regimes; the European Market Infrastructure Regulation; the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive; the Securitisation Regulation; the Benchmarks Regulation; the Prospectus Regulation; UK regulatory issues concerning collective investment schemes; client money, custody and collateral provisions in prime brokerage and futures agreements; regulatory issues relating to the insolvency of financial institutions; anti-money laundering regulations and anti-bribery policies; and international securities laws.


University of Oxford, New College, BA, Philosophy, Politics and Economics

City University, London, Diploma in Law

College of Law, Guildford, Solicitors' Examinations


  • England und Wales
  • Listed as a key lawyer for Insurance: Corporate and Regulatory and Financial Services (Legal 500 2022).