Sarah Lambert-Porter

Associate

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  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, 2007
  • BA (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford, 2005
  • BA (Languages and Linguistics), University of Cape Town, 2001

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2010
  • Ireland, Solicitor, 2020

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Sarah Lambert-Porter

Associate

Sarah Lambert-Porter is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s litigation and enforcement practice group, based in London.

Sarah’s practice focuses primarily on financial crime including bribery and corruption, terrorist financing, money laundering, fraud, and other misconduct and regulatory failings. She has substantial experience advising financial institutions in relation to internal investigations as well as complex cross-border contentious regulatory matters and criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Sarah also advises in relation to the UK's Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). She was seconded to a global financial institution to assist with the design and implementation of controls in advance of the SMCR’s entry into force, and assisted several other leading financial institutions with their preparations for the regime.

Sarah’s work also includes advising clients in relation to compliance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Sarah joined Ropes & Gray in 2018 from a Magic Circle firm in London.

Experience

  • Advising individual employees of a global financial institution in respect of their compelled interviews by the FCA in connection with its investigation into concerns about the financial institution’s anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, and financial crime compliance systems and controls.
  • Advising a syndicate of underwriters in relation to the financial crime risks involved in a NYSE IPO, and related pre-IPO acquisition, and pre-acquisition financing matters. 
  • Advising an individual employee of a global financial institution in respect of a compelled interview by the FCA in connection with its investigation into concerns about the financial institution’s sanctions-related policies, procedures, and systems and controls.
  • Advising multinational corporations in connection with their Modern Slavery Act 2015 policies and annual statements.
  • Advising a global financial institution on a complex cross-border investigation involving the SEC, DOJ, FCA and SFO into potential money laundering and bribery offences.

Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray:

  • Advising a global financial institution on a complex cross-border investigation involving the SEC, DOJ, FCA and SFO into potential money laundering and bribery offences.
  • Advising several global financial institutions on the implementation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, including a nine month secondment to one of them, in 2015.
  • Advising a US-based multinational corporation active in the pharmaceutical/medical devices sector on a pan-European anti-bribery and corruption compliance program.
  • Advising an international energy company in relation to anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations ahead of its planned IPO/London Stock Exchange listing. This included designing a suite of ethics and anti-bribery and corruption policies, procedures and controls.
  • Advising an NGO on the application of anti-bribery and corruption regulations to an initiative on which the NGO was collaborating with an African state. The initiative was designed to embed human rights due diligence through the application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the emerging oil and gas sector in that African state.
  • Advising a global financial institution in the management, Maxwellisation and submission of an independent investigation report to a Channel Islands-based regulator in connection with sanctions avoidance and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing charges.
  • Acting as a ‘Skilled Person’ (under Section 166 FSMA 2000) in relation to four interconnected FCA investigations into alleged breaches of listed company disclosure obligations, market abuse, misleading statements/practices and governance-related systems and control issues.

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  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, 2007
  • BA (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford, 2005
  • BA (Languages and Linguistics), University of Cape Town, 2001

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2010
  • Ireland, Solicitor, 2020
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