Kai specialise in advising financial institutions including payment service firms such as banks, digital/mobile payment firms and merchant acquirers, investment funds and banks with respect to complex regulatory matters.

He has deep knowledge of the UK and EU payments regulation including Payment Services Directive (I and II), EU Wire Transfer Regulation, Electronic Money Directive, Payment Accounts Directive, SEPA and Reporting on Payment Practices and Performance Regulation.  

He also has expert knowledge on the UK and EU regulation of alternative investment funds and the general UK and EU regulatory framework relating to market abuse, short selling regulation and regulatory capital regime.

Kai was a contributing editor in 2017 to the Butterworths Financial Regulation Service for Payment Systems and Electronic Money. He spoke on “Regulation and the New Shape of Business” at Commercial Payments International Europe Summit in London (6 March 2018).

Kai is a contributing author to the Financial Regulation: Emerging Themes in 2019 publication - an extensive collection of articles around the themes of investigations. financial crime, digital, markets, supervision and governance.