Robert Courtneidge is the Firm's Global Head of Cards and Payments. Robert is noted for his knowledge and experience in the e-money area. He has more than 25 years of experience in the cards and payment systems and is skilled in all aspects of consumer finance issues, including consumer protection, banking regulation and compliance and data protection.
Robert works closely with The Payments Services Regulator, HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Association and other compliance and industry bodies to ensure compliance for his clients. He places special emphasis on working with high tech industries and products in the financial services industry, embracing new technological and legislative/regulatory developments. Many of his clients have new products, and he is able to guide them in the process of bringing them to the market.
In 2015, Robert placed No. 1 in the Payments 2015 Power 10 and as one of the Top 10 Payments Lawyers by PayBefore in 2015. Robert was also named Best Industry Contributor at The Prepaid Awards. He is founder and past-Chairman of the Prepaid International Forum.
Robert was also recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers UK 2016 (Band 1 for Financial Services: Payment Law by saying "he is an extremely prominent figure in the payments industry, having gained significant experience in the area from years' worth of high-profile activity as it has developed. (He is) noted for his work with e-money in particular.")
Robert is a frequent spokesperson on current issues facing the European Payments' Industry including the Second Payment Services Directive, Forth Money Laundering Directive and the Second E-money Directive to name a few and speaks at over 20 events worldwide on cards, payments and financial technology.