Rita Hunter

Rita Hunter


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2931

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

“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, advising on UK and EU law and regulation and ESG regulation. She advises banks, asset managers, private equity firms, and insurers on a wide range of regulatory issues, with a particular focus on FSMA and Handbook issues, and on EU legislation (SFDR, Taxonomy Regulation, 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. She has extensive experience advising on and implementing the requirements of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the Taxonomy Regulation and regularly participates in speaking engagements and training sessions relating to these key pieces of ESG regulation.

Rita also regularly advises on the regulatory aspects of corporate transactions and on large-scale regulatory change projects, including ESG compliance projects.

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 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.

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