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Harvey Dyson

Stephenson Harwood LLP

Harvey Dyson is a solicitor at international law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP. Harvey specialises in contentious financial services regulatory work (civil and criminal), investment disputes and white collar crime issues. Harvey was previously an investment banking compliance officer and also worked at the FSA's Supervision Division.

He has experience of acting in contentious FSA (and FCA) matters including insider dealing, market abuse, anti-money laundering systems and controls, representing Approved Persons and FCA authorised firms. He has represented several individuals holding Significant Influence Functions in FSA proceedings including: acting for a FTSE100 CEO in relation to FSA proceedings concerning notification to the regulator; Peter Cummings, the former CEO of HBOS' Corporate Division; and John Pottage, of UBS Wealth Management, in a successful appeal in the Upper Tribunal.

Harvey has published several articles on issues relating to FCA investigations.


Richard Hay

Stikeman Elliott

Richard Hay is a Stikeman Elliott London partner specializing in international tax law, and head of the London office's International Private Banking and Financial Regulation Group. Mr. Hay advises financial institutions and private clients on tax, regulatory and political risk aspects of cross-border estate planning structures for high net worth families, including those in Canada, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Mr. Hayalso advises IFC Forum (www.ifcforum.org), banks and private clients on financial regulation and the information exchange initiatives conducted by the G-20, the OECD, the EU, FATF and the IMF.

Mr. Hay is recognized in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2011 for Corporate Tax and as a leading practitioner in the field of international private client matters in Chambers Global's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business, PLC Which Lawyer? and Legal Experts 2010. He was awarded the 2008 STEP Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession for work related to international financial regulation.Mr. Hay was recently named as one of the "500 most influential people in the world's financial centres" in the FCI 500 produced by Financial Centres International, available at www.financialcentresinternational.com.


Harvey Knight


Harvey worked in major City financial services contentious practice for ten years prior to joining the FSA in 2001. His case load included BCCI, Barings, Lloyds litigation, professional indemnity litigation, board room disputes and failed share placements as well as regulatory investigations.

Having returned to legal private practice in 2007, Harvey advises individuals and firms working and investing in the UK's financial services industry on the scope of FCA and PRA regulation; FCA and PRA Authorisation and non routine Approval applications; FCA and PRA controller applications; FCA and PRA Supervision inquiries and investigations; FCA and PRA Enforcement investigations and proceedings; Upper Tribunal proceedings; judicial review proceedings; complaints and Freedom of Information requests; Financial Ombudsman Service complaints and proceedings; Financial Services Compensation Scheme issues; inter-relationships with other national financial services regulators; any related financial services litigation and employment issues.

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