Katy specialises in contentious regulatory matters and professional liability defence work. She has been recognised by Legal 500 as a key lawyer in the UAE for financial services regulatory matters.
Katy has advised banks, insurers, asset managers and other financial institutions on all aspects of financial services regulation and has acted for clients subject to regulatory investigations by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority, the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority as well as federal authorities in the UAE. She also advises international auditors and professional advisory firms, and has acted in several high profile civil claims against international auditors in the UAE Courts. Before joining Clyde & Co's Dubai office, Katy spent five years in the Enforcement division at the UK Financial Conduct Authority, first as a forensic investigator and then as lawyer in Enforcement's legal team. She brings her extensive experience of all aspects of regulatory investigations and the regulatory disciplinary process to the team.
Katy is a barrister (England & Wales) with full rights of audience and is a registered practitioner with the Dubai International Financial Centre Court.
Katy is a Senior Associate in the Dubai Office and former FCA Enforcement lawyer . She has extensive experience in financial services regulatory matters , as well as civil claims against financial institutions and professional services providers.