Elisabeth is a Partner in the Financial Services Regulatory team at CMS. Her practice focuses on contentious matters dealing with all aspects of the investigation and enforcement process. She has more than 20 years’ experience representing clients, both firms and senior managers, in cases involving both UK and overseas regulators, including the FCA, FSA, IMRO, SFO, JFSC, SEC and CFTC. She has significant experience in undertaking independent internal investigations involving insider dealing, market abuse and trader mis-marking in the investment banking and hedge fund sectors. Within the retail industry she has expertise in investigating fraud, sanctions breaches, mis-selling and complaints mishandling.
She has also advised on conduct issues in the SME corporate banking sector. In 2010-2011 she spent a year on secondment to a major bank where she managed the global retail internal investigations team spanning the UK, Western Europe, Africa and India. She has acted as a Skilled Person for the FCA on a significant appointment.
In 2018, Elisabeth was independently nominated an Acritas Star by in-house counsel. Acritas interviewed over 2000 senior in-house counsel around the world and asked them to nominate outstanding lawyers with whom they had worked.