Emily Reid

Emily Reid


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 5362

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

“Emily Reid is lauded for navigating clients through compliance with PSD2 and other major payments legal regimes - "She really knows the payments regulations," says a client”

Chambers UK-Wide 2020

Emily has a reputation for delivering innovative ideas and solutions.  In 2016 she was responsible for the decision to launch the consulting business, which she now leads, to complement our Financial Services Legal Practice. She has a wealth of experience in the law and regulation that applies to firms in the retail banking, payments, consumer finance and merchant acquiring industries, advising clients from FinTech start-ups to major banks and financial institutions and has worked extensively with colleagues in other sectors within the financial services industry.  With this background she understands the value that a consulting practice adds in complex matters from major projects to remediations and transactions.​

She is ranked in Bank 1 for payments and consumer finance, listed as ‘Leading Individual’ for Legal 500, FinTech UK 2021 and was named ‘Women in FinTech Powerlist 2019 in the Senior Leader Category’ by Innovate Finance.”

Awards and recognitions


Hall of Fame – FinTech Legal
Legal 500 UK


Most outstanding lawyers
Acritas stars


Women in FinTech Powerlist 2019 – Senior Leader Category
Innovate Finance


The Lawyers Hot 100 list


Acritas Stars
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Banking and Finance: Bank Regulatory
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


B.A., University College London, BA, 1980

Representative experience

Advising on digitalisation and simplification projects

Analysing business activities to determine whether they are regulated and the laws and regulations that apply

Supporting applications for authorisation

Leading several regulatory change projects  e.g. PSD2 and consumer credit reform

Advising on structuring transactions from a regulatory perspective and on regulatory risk

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