Dates: October 6 - 7, 2022
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
The Steering Committee welcomes 48 leading attorneys and senior in-house counsel who specialize in enforcement matters for financial institutions. Participants are drawn from the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and complemented by a select few representatives from the United States.
Using candid, seminar-style discussions at this annual meeting, the group shares the most pressing issues they face on behalf of their clients or companies. Participants examine trends and developments in every jurisdiction to learn how others address these problems, and they work together to identify solutions.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Claire McLeod is the Head of Litigation, Investigations, and Enforcement, Corporate and Investment Banking for Barclays Bank PLC in the EME region. In this role, she manages a wide range of enforcement investigations with regulators and law enforcement, internal investigations, criminal proceedings, and civil financial markets litigation. Claire has been at Barclays for 8 years, prior to which she was a solicitor at Simmons & Simmons LLP, advising clients on investigations, litigation, and financial crime issues, including on transactions, systems and controls, and compliance programmes.
Shona graduated from the University College Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish. She has a background in medical, insurance and financial administration. In her spare time, Shona loves to travel and enjoys planning trips all around the world.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions between outside and in-house counsel considered preeminent leaders in financial institutions enforcement.
"High quality discussion of relevant topics among a select group of market-leading practitioners."Stephen Woodward Managing Director - EMEA Head, Litigation & Regulatory Investigations Citi United Kingdom
"The Forum allows participants who are at a high level of practice and experience to share views and best practices. It is a great way to make connections, see others' views and to hear how different practices operate on a very practical level. Plus the surroundings and format allow for time to develop relationships. I would love to be invited to attend."Jodi Avergun Partner Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP United States
"A unique format creating a safe space for sharing relevant knowledge and experience – a very valuable two days."Philip Parish Partner Hogan Lovells International LLP United Kingdom