Daniel Nevzat

Regulatory Affairs Advisor
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3326
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3326
Daniel Nevzat

Daniel Nevzat


Related services and key industries


Daniel Nevzat is an adviser within our financial services and government relations practices, based in London.

Daniel advises clients on financial regulatory and policy matters, with a particular focus on environment, social and governance (ESG) and sustainable finance. Daniel provides regulatory advice on complex matters, strategic counsel and advocacy support, drawing on his knowledge of regulation, policy and process. He advises a range of clients, including asset and wealth managers, banks, international financial institutions and trade associations. Daniel assists clients at each stage of the rule-making process, from consultation and the development of primary and secondary legislation, regulation and guidance, through to the implementation of final rules. He also supports clients in drafting submissions and engaging UK, EU and international policymakers and regulators.

Prior to joining Norton Rose Fulbright, Daniel managed the regulatory affairs function of a global asset management group, advising on regulatory policy, engagement and implementation issues. He then moved to a public affairs consultancy where he advised banks, asset managers and insurers on policy and political matters.

Daniel has published articles in several respected academic journals on ESG and sustainable finance regulatory topics as well as investment management law, and regularly provides comment to online and print media.

Daniel is a graduate of the University of Manchester (Politics and Modern History, B.A. Hons), BPP University (Law, LL.B. Hons), and King's College London (International Financial Law, LL.M.). Daniel also holds an Investment Management Certificate (IMC), Certificate in ESG Investing and Investment Management Diploma (ESG) from the CFA Society of the UK.

Professional experience

Expand all Collapse all

ESG and sustainable finance

  • Advised an asset manager on the impact of the legislation under the EU sustainable finance package as well as the FCA rules on climate-related financial disclosures.
  • Counselled an asset and wealth manager on meeting its obligations on integrating ESG factors and upholding fiduciary duties to its clients.
  • Advised a global banking group on the obligations and practical considerations related to becoming a signatory to the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking.
  • Counselled a renewables infrastructure fund on the requirements of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and assisted in drafting the mandated disclosures.
  • Delivered a training session to a global asset manager on the requirements of the SFDR and reviewed relevant fund documentation to determine categorisation of its fund ranges and assess compliance with the new rules.
  • Assisted a solar energy infrastructure fund in carrying out an assessment of principal adverse impacts (PAI) of investment decisions on sustainability factors and drafting the mandated disclosures under SFDR.
  • Advised an asset manager on integrating sustainability risks into risk management processes, product categorisation and assessing PAIs of investment decisions on sustainability factors under SFDR.
  • Advised a residential property fund on the requirements of SFDR and assisted in drafting the mandated product-level disclosures.
  • Assisted a trade association representing international banks with its engagement of the Bank of England concerning climate-related financial risk management.
  • Advised a wealth and asset manager on the interpretation and impact of the FCA's guiding principles on ESG fund design, delivery and disclosure.

Asset management

  • Counselled a global asset management group on the impact of the MiFID II inducements and research rules, and assisted in drafting regulatory submissions and engaging EU and UK regulators.
  • Advised an asset manager on the impact of EU legislation on the prudential regulation and supervision investment firms, and assisted in drafting regulatory submissions and engaging EU and UK policymakers.
  • Counselled a trade association and its members on the process and strategy for submitting a complaint to the European Ombudsman regarding the Money Market Funds Regulation.
  • Advised a financial services group on the law and regulation applicable to its lobbying activities in the UK, Ireland and EU, including registration, disclosure, and gifts and hospitality.
  • Assisted a global asset manager in drafting submissions and lobbying EU and UK regulators concerning the costs and charges disclosure requirements under the PRIIPs Regulation.


  • Assisted a trade association and group of precious metals clearing banks with engagement of EU and national policymakers regarding the net stable funding requirement under the Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) II.
  • Counselled a Japanese development bank on issues pertaining to international trade (including Brexit), energy and environmental policy matters, as well as the UK political landscape.
  • Advised a European bank on the prudential treatment of its exposures to UK counterparties under CRR in the context of Brexit.
  • Brexit Tier 1 - Legal 500 UK, 2019