Sectors: Professional Services

Locke Lord (UK) LLP

Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.


Robert Courtneidge, Global Head, Cards and Payments

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Robert is noted for his knowledge and experience in the e-money area, where he has acted on matters for major financial institutions around the world, as well as for internationally well-known technology providers. He has more than 20 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 Council, HM Treasury and the Financial Services 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.

Robert is named as one of the Top 10 Payments Lawyers by Paybefore in 2015, the key publication and information provider to the prepaid, mobile and emerging payments industry. He is the only non-North American based lawyer to be recognised and is honoured for his commitment to the progress of emerging payments and his passion for his work in the industry. He was also named Best Industry Contributor at The Prepaid Awards 2011, recognising his achievements and commitment to the industry.

Mr. Courtneidge is a frequent spokesperson on current issues facing the European Payments’ Industry including the Payment Services Directive, SEPA, Third Money Laundering Directive and the second E-money Directive and regularly speaks worldwide on prepaid cards and its technology.