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Isabelle Lamberton

Isabelle Lamberton

Registered Foreign Lawyer (New South Wales, Australia)

Isabelle advises financial institutions and corporates on contentious and non-contentious regulatory issues.



Isabelle is focused on helping financial institutions and multinationals manage the compliance and conduct risk associated with operating in a complex regulatory environment across Asia. Her contentious experience includes advising on regulatory investigations and enforcement, financial crime, and market misconduct issues.

Isabelle also has direct experience working in financial institutions, from her secondments with UBS’s Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement team (Hong Kong) and Investment Bank Legal team (Sydney).

Isabelle regularly advises clients on culture, conduct and governance matters. She has a strong background assisting a wide range of financial institutions review their compliance and governance arrangements across Asia, including investment banking, private banking, commercial banking and asset management clients. She has also worked closely with leading industry bodies, including ASIFMA, on regulatory reform initiatives in Hong Kong.

Isabelle’s experience includes:

  • advising the Hong Kong branch of an international bank on interactions with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) in relation to anti-money laundering and counter-financing terrorism (AML/CFT) compliance
  • advising a large listed company on an ongoing regulatory investigation in Thailand, including liaising with U.S. counsel on a related strike-out application in U.S. courts
  • assisting a global investment bank with the investigation of a multi-million dollar fraud committed by a former employee
  • working with ASIFMA on the impact of the introduction of the SFC’s “rolling bad apples” regime in Hong Kong, and the HKMA’s Consultation Paper on Implementation of Mandatory Reference Checking Scheme
  • advising corporate clients on tracing and recovery of stolen funds, including obtaining urgent freezing and disclosure orders and subsequent action to recover the proceeds of the fraud


Isabelle is admitted to practice in New South Wales, Australia. She has a Juris Doctor from Macquarie University, where she graduated at the top of her class, and a Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) from the University of Sydney.