Compliance & Risk Journal - Editorial Board

The following persons have contributed an article to a recent edition of Compliance & Risk




Eimear O'Brien

Hogan Lovells

Eimear O'Brien is an associate in the Commercial and Retail Banking Team within Hogan Lovells’ Financial Institutions Group. Eimear specialises in retail financial services law, including retail banking, consumer credit, mortgages, payment services and e-commerce and advises on all related legal and regulatory matters. She also advises on non-sector specific legislation such as unfair terms. Clients include commercial and retail banks, card issuers, mortgage lenders, and retailers offering financial products to their customers.

Eimear has undertaken secondments with the Irish offices of two major international banks and is a member of the Financial Services Lawyers Association.




Rhys Novak, Charles Russell Speechlys

Rhys Novak

Charles Russell Speechlys

Rhys Novak is a partner in the Charles Russell Speechlys LLP London office who has specialised in anti-bribery, money laundering and financial crime compliance issues for over 15 years.

Rhys advises clients on compliance with the UK’s Bribery Act and assists with risk assessments and the preparation, implementation and monitoring of anti-bribery policies and procedures.  He also advises on “contentious” bribery issues including issues concerning the National Crime Agency, the Serious Fraud Office and internal investigations.

He has authored, in conjunction with an e-learning provider, an internet-based training programme on anti-bribery issues and is the author of a chapter on employment law precedents concerning anti-bribery.

Rhys also specialises in representing financial services clients and clients in other sectors in court and arbitral proceedings with particular emphasis on contractual and corporate disputes.




Ash Saluja, CMS Cameron McKenna

Ash Saluja

CMS Cameron McKenna

Ash Saluja is a Partner in the Financial Services & Products team at CMS London.  He has over twenty years’ experience in advising on financial services regulatory and commercial matters. His clients include banks and broker-dealers, funds and investment managers, platforms and exchanges, insurers and insurance intermediaries and other financial institutions, as well as the large corporate customers and suppliers of these types of institutions.  He regularly advises on authorisation, compliance and regulatory change, capital and governance, client money and assets, product design and distribution, cross border business, insider dealing and market abuse, anti-money laundering, as well as the regulatory aspects of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, joint ventures and outsourcings.





Laura Scaife

Addleshaw Goddard

Laura Scaife is author of the Handbook of Social Media and the Law (described as “the seminal text in the area"), Laura is a key member of Addleshaw Goddard’s Data & Information practice, and advises an enviable range of FTSE 100 clients who consistently praise her pragmatic advice on some of the UK's most significant and innovative data projects. In addition to her private practice, she is a PhD candidate.

Regularly sought out to speak at industry seminars (notably the British Association of Shopping Centres Annual Conference), she has also appeared on the BBC, demonstrating her gravitas and popular appeal. Laura has been featured in the Lawyer Magazine as a "star legal writer", and named as "the one to watch" in the Cambridge Judge Business School and LexisNexis - Achievements of Women in Law 2015 awards.

Laura is a contributing author to Modern Financial Regulation, published by Jordan’s (2013), and The Laws of the Internet (2015) published by Gringas and Todd.”