The team

Jonathan Overett Somnier


Jonathan Overett Somnier is Head of Legal at the European Banking Authority. He joined the EBA in December 2012 and has headed its Legal Services unit since April 2014. His team advises on the full range of regulatory, supervisory and institutional issues at the EBA, leading the EBA’s investigations into breaches of Union law by supervisors and resolution authorities, and mediating disputes that arise between them. Before joining the EBA, Mr. Overett Somnier spent five years in the General Counsel’s Department at the UK Financial Services Authority where he worked on retail markets, payment services and banking prudential issues before being seconded to ESMA for two years as its initial legal adviser. Previously he advised on financial services and funds as a solicitor in private practice in London. Mr. Overett Somnier has a degree in law from Cambridge University.

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