Maria is a dispute resolution, compliance and investigations lawyer based in London. She is a member of both the Global Business Ethics and Anti-Corruption and Global Business and Human Rights teams.
Maria advises clients on a broad range of compliance matters, including the design and implementation of compliance programmes, anti-corruption and human rights due diligence, and training. She is currently part of a team advising a global financial institution in relation to a multi-jurisdictional compliance monitorship.
Maria has worked on a major cross-border regulatory investigation involving the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Maria has also worked on internal investigations in South-East Asia and on enforcement actions brought by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
In 2015, the United Kingdom passed the Modern Slavery Act, which contains a corporate reporting requirement aimed at increasing transparency around modern slavery and human trafficking in the operations and supply chains of large companies..
March 28, 2018
In two recent cases, the Court of Appeal has considered important questions about when a parent company can be liable for the actions of its subsidiary..
March 20, 2018