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Susannah Cogman
Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills


Susannah specialises in financial crime and related regulatory work.  She advises financial institutions, corporates and professional services firms in connection with corruption, sanctions, anti-money laundering and fraud compliance and investigations matters. A recognised expert in the field, Susannah has been ranked in band 1 for corporate crime in Chambers UK 2013-2016, described as having "extraordinary knowledge and ability", "a very steadying presence", "technically superb", "a true expert in her field" and "a 'talented' and 'astute lawyer,' who 'knows what corporate clients need'".  Global Investigations Review named her in their list of "40 Under 40 – the world's leading investigations specialists" in April 2014.  She was appointed as one of the UK's first anti-corruption monitors for the purposes of a company's settlement with the World Bank and Serious Fraud Office.  She has considerable experience of conducting internal investigations for clients, as well as advising on external investigations by the SFO, FCA and others.  Susannah speaks and publishes widely on anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, and sanctions topics.  She is a member of the UK Law Society's Money Laundering Task Force (which advises the profession and the Law Society on AML matters), the American Bar Association Section of International Law International Criminal Law Committee, and the ICC UK Corporate Responsibility and Anti-Corruption Committee.  Susannah is a consultant editor of the Lloyds Law Reports: Financial Crime series.  She runs the British Banker's Association's 'Newly appointed MLRO' one-day workshop and is a regular speaker at the Anti-Money Laundering Professionals Forum and other industry events.  

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Agenda Sessions

  • Dealing with Iranian Sanctions - Recent Developments