Rita Hunter

Rita Hunter

Senior Legal Consultant

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2931

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Rita is a senior legal consultant in our Financial Institutions Group, advising on the UK and EU financial services law and regulation. She advises asset managers, private equity firms, banks and insurers on a wide range of regulatory issues, with a particular focus on advising on ESG regulations, FSMA and Handbook issues, and on current and pending EU legislation (SFDR, Taxonomy Regulation, AIFMD, MiFID II, CRD IV, PRIIPs Regulation).

Rita has wide-ranging experience in advising clients in the wholesale and retail investment markets, helping them understand and manage legal risks associated with operating in the sector. She has a detailed knowledge of the UK requirements relating to authorization and permission, regulatory compliance, product and service documentation, governance processes (SMCR), and outsourcing, distribution, investment, custody, and administration arrangements. Rita also regularly advises on the regulatory aspects of corporate transactions and on large-scale regulatory change projects. She has extensive experience advising on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the EU Taxonomy Regulation and has participated in a number of speaking engagements and training sessions relating to these key pieces of ESG regulation.

Education and admissions


Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney, 2005

Bachelor of Business, University of Technology, Sydney, 2005

Court admissions

England and Wales

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Related industries

Financial Institutions

Related practices

Financial Services

Related areas of focus

Sustainable Finance & Investment

Representative experience

A major international bank in relation to the interpretation and implementation of the SFDR and other related pieces of environmental, social, and governance-related regulation. 

A large asset manager on its ESG-related product disclosure wording under the SFDR.

A financial services and payments company on its risk management practices in connection with governance and outsourcing issues.

A global investment company on its market abuse obligations and performing a full scope review on the adequacy of its implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation.

A U.S. private equity firm on its acquisition of a multinational financial consultancy firm in relation to its FCA change in control approval and dealing with the FCA on its behalf.

A multinational banking and financial services company on its regulatory obligations in connection with FCA whistleblowing and SMCR requirements.

A market infrastructure firm on various regulatory issues, including the implications of Brexit and regulatory attestations.

A Spanish headquartered reinsurer and its UK branch on SMCR requirements under the Brexit Temporary Permissions Regime.

A private equity fund on its implementation of the SFDR requirements. 

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