Samantha WardPartner at Clifford Chance
Samantha is a Partner in Clifford Chance's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. She has broad contentious regulatory and commercial litigation experience and has advised clients on a range of contentious domestic and cross border matters/investigations including those involving the FCA, Payment Systems Regulator, SFO, as well as antitrust authorities such as the European Commission and CMA. In addition, Sam is also a core member of the firm's Tech Group. Within this context, she advises clients on the overlapping risks emerging in the financial services and payments sector relating to data privacy, regulatory enforcement and antitrust. Sam has also advised a number of corporates and financial institutions on a range of data related risks, including cyber incident response, and the ICO's enforcement and investigatory powers. Sam has had senior secondments to clients and regulators including the former OFT and the Bank of England and is ranked as a 'Next Generation Partner' for Contentious Regulatory in the Legal 500 directories.