Our Lawyers

ELINOR LLOYD


CCG Legal, Corporate Crime

Elinor is the founder of CCG Legal and is recognised by clients and her peers for the wealth and breadth of her experience in advising individual and corporate clients in corporate crime, investigations and compliance. She has been highlighted regularly as a key individual in the legal directories and was recently ranked "Up and Coming" in Financial Crime: Corporate by Chambers & Partners UK 2016 and Chambers & Partners UK 2017.

Elinor has represented clients in high profile, criminal or regulatory investigations brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, Competition Markets Authority, HM Revenue & Customs, Crown Prosecution Service, Police, US Department of Justice, US Commodity Futures & Trading Commission and local government authorities into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and other criminal or regulatory issues. Highlights include acting in the BAE SFO enquiry; representing senior directors in the largest investigation by the Serious Fraud Office for alleged criminal cartel activity; and acting for an individual in the LIBOR investigation.

Elinor regularly works on-site alongside General Counsel, Chief Risk Officers and Heads of Compliance to advise on internal or regulatory investigations as well as representing individual clients during interviews under caution or with the regulator.

T: +44 (0) 207 760 7590
E: elinor.lloyd@ccg-legal.com
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KARIM BOUALI


CCG Legal, Corporate Crime

Karim is a contentious regulatory and corporate crime solicitor with nine years' experience of working in a top City law firm on a broad range of contentious financial services and corporate crime matters. He also obtained significant experience in-house at a global bank on a wide variety of regulatory and compliance issues as well as providing general business advice.

More recently, Karim spent five years in the FSA/FCA Enforcement team and was a key member of the investigation team on Operation Saturn, one of the largest insider dealing prosecutions brought by the FSA, as well as bringing cases for breaches of APER and the FCA's Principles for Businesses. His experience gives him a valuable insight into what the regulator will expect from a firm or individual and enables him to negotiate sensibly with the FCA throughout the regulatory enforcement cycle, from initial scoping and information requests through to agreeing settlements on behalf of his clients.

Karim has great expertise in managing internal company investigations, including leading complex document review exercises, and has extensive knowledge of various electronic review platforms. Karim has also prepared and conducted interviews under caution with suspects and compulsion interviews with witnesses on behalf of the regulator.

T: +44 (0) 207 760 7590
E: karim.bouali@ccg-legal.com
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LOUISE DONLON


CCG Legal, Corporate Crime

Louise is a senior solicitor with eight years' experience in financial regulatory law and corporate defence work. She has worked as a solicitor in the financial services team of an international law firm, advising on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters.

Louise has advised companies and individuals on investigations, prosecutions and enforcement action by authorities such as the FSA/FCA, HMRC, HSE and Trading Standards. Highlights of her work include conducting an internal investigation at a large hedge fund in to allegations of bribery of public officials, acting for a plc in relation to an FSA investigation into potential APER breaches, acting for an international publisher in relation to an FSA investigation into misleading financial promotions and advising a company under investigation for carousel fraud.

From private practice Louise moved in-house and spent five years as the only in-house regulatory lawyer at a large insurance broker. During her time in-house Louise conducted an investigation into the company's compliance with the regulations on the sale of PPI, advised the Board on the legal risks associated with PPI and led project teams on a variety of compliance-related matters.

T: +44 (0) 207 760 7590
E: louise.donlon@ccg-legal.com