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Benedicte Perowne

Benedicte Perowne

Senior Associate

Benedicte is a financial services regulatory expert with a particular emphasis on acting for retail banks and clients in the insurance sector.

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Experience

Benedicte acts for a variety of banks and other financial services clients on a range of a wide range of contentious regulatory matters. She has significant experience assisting clients (including leading financial institutions, insurers and individuals) in the context of internal and external investigations including investigations conducted by, or at the request of, the financial regulators and other regulatory/enforcement bodies. She is very well versed in ensuring that investigations are run well and efficiently, whilst liaising with the regulator. She also has experience of matters relating to whistle-blowing.

Benedicte also advises clients on governance issues and compliance with regulatory requirements including notifications to regulators, attestations and customer complaints/redress. She is part of the cross-disciplinary team which advises clients on the latest regulatory changes including, for example, in relation to the new Consumer Duty and diversity and inclusion. Benedicte's experience also includes advice to clients in relation to reportable concerns and the regulatory impact of the protection of customer data.

Benedicte was recognised as a rising star in Financial Service: Contentious Legal 500, 2020 where she was commended as “available, client-focused and intelligent”.

Benedicte' s experience includes advising:

  • in relation to the PRA and FCA's report into HBOS published in November 2015
  • a chief executive in relation to a high profile FCA investigation into the individual's fitness and propriety
  • a large retail bank in relation to a high profile criminal investigation into former employees and related regulatory investigations
  • a large retail bank in relation to an enforcement investigation into former senior executives in order to determine if prohibition proceedings should be commenced against them 

 

Background

Benedicte read Natural Sciences at Hatfield College, Durham (2001-2004) she graduated with a first class honours degree. She attended BPP Law School in London (2004-2006).