"They provide a service that other firms cannot match. Just brilliant. Exceptional and gifted... get to the root of a problem quickly"
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"A distinguished, knowledgeable and highly proactive team"
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Ellen is a highly-regarded lawyer who works on significant white-collar crime cases and other multinational, high-value investigations.
She is carving a reputation in the fields of financial crime and civil fraud and works on some of the most notable sanctions cases. Her caseload also has a focus on asset recovery and commercial litigation.
With experience of working for a City firm’s business crime department, Ellen has proved she can work with colleagues on some of the most challenging investigations. She has been part of teams that have represented clients in a wide range of cases involving allegations of fraud, corruption and money-laundering. She also helps advise individuals and corporates facing regulatory investigations.
As a native Russian and Ukrainian speaker who is also fluent in English and French, she is regularly involved in cases where there is an eastern European element. She has held the position of judicial clerk in the criminal division of Odessa Administrative Court and has been both a maritime lawyer’s assistant and a civil lawyer’s assistant in Ukraine.
Ellen offers clients clear, insightful advice in high-profile investigations and cross-border contentious matters.
Her regular dealings with enforcement agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office and the National Crime Agency and her work with the firm’s partners on complex cases have ensured she can manage the many aspects of criminal investigations and major asset recovery proceedings.
Ellen is known for being a popular, hardworking team player who will go the extra mile for both clients and colleagues.
The latest UK sanctions - and the wider impact of sanctions on Russia
On 16th December 2022, the UK government introduced a further amendment to the Russia Regulations – Amendment 17. The new legislation introduces and expands the existing trade and financial sanctions. It does not provide any ground-breaking amendments to the legislation but does, however, contain a few notable additions to the prohibition on professional and business services.
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Ellen works on notable white-collar crime cases and other multinational, high-value investigations. She is also known for her asset recovery, commercial litigation, civil fraud and sanctions case work.