Associate Director Brian Cave Leighton Paisner
Kai Zhang has focused his practice for the past decade on advising financial institutions with respect to complex regulatory matters relating to payment services and e-money as well as investment funds and banking regulation. Kai has deep knowledge of the UK and EU payments and e-money regulatory frameworks including Payment Services Directive, EU Wire Transfer Regulation and Electronic Money Directive.
He has extensive experience in advising a variety of payment service firms in respect of issues within the full spectrum of payments regulation such as authorisation/licensing, operational and conduct of business requirements, compliance issues, designing and preparation of internal compliance documents. The types of clients include banks, non-bank payment firms and FinTech firms. He is also experienced in designing and coordinating multi- jurisdictional regulatory surveys.