Claudine is a banking and insolvency litigator, and a financial services regulatory lawyer, based in Sydney.
Claudine acts for the major Australian financial institutions in matters involving customer disputes and litigation, fraud, regulatory and compliance issues, regulatory investigations, inquiries and enforcement matters, security enforcement and insolvency litigation. She also acts for insolvency practitioners in formal receiverships, voluntary administrations, and liquidations.
Claudine has over 15 years of experience dealing with legal issues in the financial services sector and is well known for her ability to manage risks posed by litigation and regulatory inquiries and investigations. She is particularly attuned to reputational and business risks. Highly strategic and creative, Claudine is recognised by her clients for being able to achieve the perfect balance between legal arguments and commercial and practical outcomes.
Claudine has been instrumental in working with clients to provide insights into the field of behavioural economics, which, over the past few years, has been of interest to policy makers and regulators as a tool to engage in 'choice architecture'. On a practical level, Claudine has worked closely with clients to design approaches to customer engagement that make use of behavioural insights.
Claudine is highly experienced in the conduct of review and remediation programs and provided assistance to the regulator, by way of submissions and her involvement in an industry working group, on ASIC's regulatory guide on review and remediation programs.
Claudine is very familiar with ASIC's powers to obtain documents and information from financial institutions and is called upon by financial institutions to provide assistance in these matters. She has a style that is conducive to having a fruitful dialogue with both the regulator and the various stakeholders within a financial institution.