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Assersohn, Oliver

Oliver Assersohn is a commercial barrister specialising in banking and financial services, and is recommended by the foremost independent legal directories.

Oliver Assersohn

He acted for the FSA as junior counsel in the first FSA initiated prosecution for insider trading (both defendants were convicted) and subsequently acted as junior counsel for one of the defendants in the first FSA initiated prosecution for insider trading to end in acquittals.

After his secondment to the Regulatory Decisions Committee, Assersohn continued to advise the committee in a variety of cases. For example, Assersohn advised the Committee in FSA v (1) Visser (2) Fagbulu in which a ban and £2.1m fine were imposed on a hedge fund chief executive and chief financial officer for deceiving investors and market abuse (the decision was recently upheld by the Upper Tribunal).

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The Outer Temple
222 Strand
London
WC2R 1BA
UK
http://www.outertemple.com

Silks: 16
Juniors: 59
Head of chambers: Michael Bowes QC, David Westcott QC and Andrew Spink QC
Commercial Director: Christine Kings
Business development directors: Graham Woods, David Smith and Dave Scothern