Rita Hunter | London | Hogan Lovells

Rita Hunter

Partner Global Regulatory



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Rita Hunter
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“Rita Hunter is developing an impressive practice involving sustainability and ESG regulation.”

Financial Services: Non-contentious/Regulatory Legal 500 UK

Rita is a partner in our regulatory practice and Co-Head of the Sustainable Finance and Investment practice. She advises on UK and EU law and regulation with a particular focus on ESG regulation. She advises banks, asset managers, private equity firms, corporates and insurers in connection with their regulatory obligations under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), Taxonomy Regulation, Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), MiFID, MiFID II, MAR, and AIFMD.

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 also advises on the implications of ESG laws and regulations on financial and non-financial institutions and has extensive experience advising on and implementing the requirements of the SFDR and the Taxonomy Regulation.

Rita leads global ESG regulatory implementation projects and is involved in assisting clients with making strategic decisions regarding their ESG positioning. She also leads ESG regulatory developments and horizon-scanning projects to assist clients to remain up to date regarding their cross-border regulatory obligations and regularly participates in speaking engagements and training sessions relating to key pieces of ESG regulation.

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“Rita Hunter is developing an impressive practice involving sustainability and ESG regulation.”

Financial Services: Non-contentious/Regulatory Legal 500 UK

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 major international bank on its ESG compliance framework.

A global manufacturer on its EU-wide ESG compliance project, including advising on the EU Taxonomy and Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

Various infrastructure and real estate funds on the application and implementation of the SFDR and the EU Taxonomy.

Various fund managers on SFDR and EU Taxonomy obligations and drafting pre-contractual and periodic RTS annexes and entity-level disclosures.

A major asset manager on its ESG reporting obligations in connection with SFDR, EU Taxonomy, and TCFD.

A mining company on ESG developments and their applicability to, and implications on, the group.

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.


  • 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