Lisa specialises in financial services regulation and financial crime prevention and provides a unique blend of legal, risk and compliance advice to a spectrum of financial services firms and unregulated institutions. She has a depth of expertise across a number of financial crime areas including anti-money laundering, market abuse, anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, and fraud. She continually works at Board and senior management level to help them navigate complex regulatory issues and regulatory change requirements including delivering bespoke training at all levels. Lisa collaborates closely with firms to implement and enhance compliance frameworks, map and mitigate risks, assess governance structures, as well as lead authorisation, variation of permission and change in control applications, and shadow 166 and assurance reviews.

Lisa advises on all aspects of compliance with PRA and FCA requirements and supports a number of industry bodies. She also help firms manage their relationships with regulators by providing pragmatic ongoing BAU legal, risk, compliance, and financial crime advice.

She has previously worked in-house at a global brokerage firm and held internal compliance and financial crime roles at international organisations. 

*Example experience include:

  • Authorisations: supporting applicants successfully achieve first time authorisation approval from various regulators, ranging from bank branches, consumer credit, payment services, crypto, e-money, benchmark administrator to asset management, private equity, broker, and investment firms. Assistance included advising on the structuring, perimeter scope, governance, SMCR, regulatory requirements, drafting agreements, risk assessments and policies and procedures, and providing ongoing regulatory, risk and compliance advice post authorisation.
  • Independent governance and financial crime assurance review: assisting a branch and subsidiary of a large bank conduct an independent review of its overall governance and financial crime arrangements. Advice included assessing Board and Committee governance arrangements, its financial crime framework, risk assessments, policies, procedures, terms of reference of governance committees and minutes of their management meetings and providing a recommendation report.
  • Market conduct rules mapping: advising a global bank in relation to the updating of a market conduct rules map, including reviewing the bank's associated policies and procedures and mapping them against the rules matrix and risk and control categories, and advising on enhancements. 
  • s166 and shadow s166 reviews: leading s166 and shadow s166 financial crime systems and controls reviews for various firms.
  • Ongoing regulatory compliance support: providing ongoing regulatory compliance support to a number of private equity, venture capital and asset managers which included attending board meetings, reviewing the MI packs, assessing the compliance reports, sample checking their monitoring, providing training across diverse topics, working on regulatory change projects including providing ongoing legal and compliance advice.
  • *experience prior to joining Addleshaw Goddard
  • Cantonese - conversational
Professional Memberships
  • Law Society of England and Wales 
  • Law Society of Scotland