James Roslington

Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


James Roslington is a regulatory partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

James has extensive experience advising clients on financial services law and regulation. He has advised on:

  • regulatory change including MiFID II and PRIIPs;
  • compliance with FCA rules on conflicts of interest, financial promotions, client money and custody;
  • FCA authorisation and perimeter issues;
  • change of control for regulated entities;
  • the marketing and distribution of financial products;
  • governance issues including the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR); and
  • market abuse, insider dealing, and anti-money laundering.

James is responsible for financial services knowledge management, training, and business development in the London office.


Thought Leadership


“The UK Supervisory Regime in the Post-Brexit Environment,” Brexit and Financial Regulation, 2020

“Money Laundering,” A Practitioner’s Guide to the FSA Regulation of Banking, 2006

“Money Laundering,” A Practitioner’s Guide to the FSA Handbook, 2006

James has also published articles on financial services law and regulation in LexisNexis, Law360 and Lexology


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2005, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • English
  • French


  • University of CambridgePh.D., History2012
  • BPP Law School, LondonLegal Practice Course; Graduate Diploma in Law2003
  • University of CambridgeM.Phil., History; M.A.(Hons.)2001
    Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, 1998