Mark Chalmers
  1. Associate

Mr. Chalmers is an associate in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the London office. As a financial services and regulatory lawyer, he advises clients on a wide range of U.K. and EU regulatory matters.

He regularly advises top companies on compliance with legislation relating to the regulation of derivatives in the EU, AIFMD, MiFID II, clearing and settlement, custody, prime brokerage, outsourcing and general compliance with the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.

Work Highlights

Prior to joining Davis Polk Mr. Chalmers advised on a number of key matters including:

  • The reauthorization of a U.K. clearing house as a central counterparty under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation;
  • The authorization of a commodity benchmark administrator under the EU Benchmarks Regulation; and
  • Restructuring of the client money and assets arrangements of an EU bank to minimize the impact of Brexit on its U.K. business.

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2018

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales


  • B.A.H., Political Science, University of Windsor, 2004
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Windsor, 2006
  • LL.B., Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2009