Based in London, Susannah is an independently-recognised expert in financial crime and related regulatory work. She advises a wide range of clients across industries on issues related to anti-corruption, sanctions, anti-money laundering, fraud, insider dealing and related issues, both contentious and non-contentious.
Susannah specialises in complex national and international investigations and compliance matters. She also has a particular specialism in sanctions work in relation to Iran, Russia/Ukraine, Syria and Libya.
A recognised expert in her field, Susannah is ranked in band 1 for corporate crime in Chambers UK 2013-2016. Global Investigations Review named her in their list of "40 Under 40 – the world's leading investigations specialists" in April 2014. She was appointed as one of the UK's first independent compliance monitors for the purposes of a World Bank and SFO settlement.
Susannah speaks and publishes widely. She is a member of the UK Law Society's Money Laundering Taskforce, ICC UK Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Committee and the ABA International Criminal Law Committee. She is a consultant editor of the Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime series and runs the BBA's 'Newly appointed MLRO' workshop.
Susannah is part of our top-ranked, award-winning, global financial crime and investigations team (Legal Business Disputes Team of the Year 2016, The American Lawyer's Transatlantic Innovators of the Year 2016).
Susannah's experience includes:
- acting as the independent monitor of Oxford University Press, pursuant to settlements entered into by it with the World Bank and the Serious Fraud Office in relation to corrupt conduct in East Africa
- Quindell Plc in relation to the discontinued FCA investigation and subsequent SFO investigation into its past business and accounting practices.
- Gazprom Neft in two pending applications to the EU General Court for annulment of aspects of the EU's Russia / Ukraine sanctions
- a bank in respect of the UK aspects of a US DoJ/SEC investigation
- a number of global financial institutions in respect of all aspects of financial crime compliance, including anti-money laundering issues (eg in relation to due diligence, systems and controls, suspicious activity reporting and transactional matters), anti-corruption and sanctions compliance (eg. in relation to compliance policies, due diligence, transactional advice, sanctions licensing, internal and external investigations), and market abuse.
- a consortium of 20 clients in relation to 6-year project to survey the anti-corruption legislation of 125 jurisdictions, to help ensure that their employees act appropriately in relation to the provision of gifts and hospitality whilst overseas