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.
Anti-corruption compliance is a challenging area for Boards. On the one hand, directors are aware of the ever-increasing expectations on them to ensure compliance and the risks of failing to do so; on the other hand, as companies’ global footprints increase, exercising effective oversight becomes more demanding and complex..
January 11, 2017