LONDON – Avonhurst at this time introduced it will likely be joined by former Skadden, Arps lawyer Audrey Koh. Koh joins the agency from Womble Bond Dickinson, the place she was accomplice and Head of White Collar Crime and Investigations. Beforehand she spent 11 years at Skadden in London, having additionally labored in that agency’s Singapore workplace. Based mostly in London, Avonhurst gives advisory companies, transactional authorized companies and capital companies to its subtle capital purchasers.
Koh has intensive regulatory expertise, spanning investigations and compliance issues targeted on the Overseas Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act (UKBA), sanctions and wider monetary crime, together with having labored in-house as Director (Authorized and Compliance) at Kerogen Capital (a Monetary Conduct Authority (FCA)-Accredited individual function) and on a 16-month secondment to the Critical Fraud Workplace (SFO).
Koh is the newest in numerous senior hires for the agency, which has loved vital progress since its inception in July 2019. These embrace seven accomplice hires – largely from magic circle companies – in addition to hiring main figures from the political, monetary and authorized sectors as senior advisors, together with Lord (Gavin) Barwell, tech entrepreneur Sean West, Common, the Lord (Nick) Houghton, Dr Pippa Malmgren and Tina Fordham, previously of Citigroup.
Jonathan Bloom, Chief Govt of Avonhurst, feedback: “We’re delighted to welcome Audrey to the agency. Audrey brings intensive expertise of cross-border investigations, honed at main companies together with Skadden and Sidley Austin, and complemented by the invaluable expertise of working on the SFO. This makes her ideally positioned to advise our subtle capital purchasers on compliance and regulatory issues in a panorama that, post-Covid, with a Biden-led White Home and enhanced cooperation amongst enforcement authorities around the globe, is prone to be more and more scrutinised.”
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Launched in July 2019 with a considerable shopper portfolio, Avonhurst gives advisory companies, transactional authorized companies and capital companies to its subtle capital purchasers. A gaggle of market-leading founders and influencers from the authorized world have created a revolutionary advisory enterprise devoted to serving to funds, capital suppliers, company debtors and issuers, and secured lenders, navigate the complexities of ever-changing markets.
Only one 12 months on, the agency’s distinctive mixture of providing authorized recommendation with political evaluation was recognised with the agency being named as a finalist within the 2020 Monetary Instances Modern Lawyer Awards and the British Authorized Awards for ‘Boutique Regulation Agency of the Yr 2020’.