Addleshaw Goddard continues to expand its Global Investigations team with appointment of senior regulatory investigations lawyer, Sarah Thomas, into London Team.

The continued growth of the practice follows the 2018/19 hires of partner David Pygott (London), legal director Tony McGlennan (Scotland), legal director Janie Wong (Hong Kong), as well as legal directors Adrian Mansbridge (Leeds) and Alan Fox (Manchester).  

Sarah has more than a decade of experience acting for banks, asset managers, other financial services firms and their senior managers, in high profile regulatory investigations, by the FCA, PRA, Financial Reporting Council and US Department of Justice.  She has also acted on independent public reviews and internal investigations.

Sarah joins Addleshaw Goddard from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, and has spent time on secondment at a global wealth management bank.  Sarah has particular expertise advising on investigations concerning the FCA’s conduct of business rules; complaints handling; governance and culture; and CASS. She is also an expert on the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, having advised numerous banks, insurers and other firms on its implementation. 

Nichola Peters, Head of Global Investigations, said: "The regulatory, investigations and public enquiry regimes are becoming increasingly onerous and clients more exposed. We have built a multi-disciplinary team which reflects the increasing sophistication of the regulatory authorities and world of investigations, and increasing demand for the high quality expertise of our Global Investigations team."

Addleshaw Goddard's Global Investigations team is a market leading practice specialising in a diverse range of matters including AML, fraud, corruption, sanctions and extradition, as well as health and safety and other investigations led by a number of regulators including the FCA, PRA and FRC.