Agnes is a Partner and the Head of PwC’s Regulatory and Commercial Disputes team. Agnes has over 20 years’ experience leading large, complex investigations involving fraud, corruption, sanctions, asset tracing and asset recovery issues spanning a multiplicity of jurisdictions. She also advises clients on business ethics, governance, risk and compliance issues and policies. Her work regularly includes liaising with government as well as prosecuting regulatory authorities on behalf of her clients.
Agnes and her team work with clients across a range of sectors including engineering and construction, oil and gas, financial services and pharmaceuticals. As part of this Agnes works with other PwC specialists in jurisdictions such as Europe, the CEE and the Middle East.
Agnes is also a leading authority on legal professional privilege having acted for the applicant in one of the UK’s foremost cases on the subject in recent years, which was heard before the Supreme Court in November 2012.
Agnes has had and continues to have conduct of a number of cases and projects including, inter alia, the following:
Complex LCIA arbitration for a pharmaceutical client located in the Far East.
LCIA contractual dispute for a client in Dubai.
Large scale sanctions and export controls compliance project for a European registration and classification organisation.
Sanctions and export controls project for a leading manufacturer of specialist architectural products.
Various asset tracing instructions in the oil and gas sector.
Anti-Bribery and Corruption investigation for an multi-national client in the transport and leisure sector.
Areas of Expertise
International Commercial Disputes/
Litigation, including Investor-State arbitration
Sanctions and export controls
Anti-bribery and corruption
Advising on compliance with financial crime legislation and policies and procedures
Liaising with regulators
Acting for clients in disputes with regulators and prosecuting authorities
Compliance and risk management
Solicitor (England & Wales)