Joining in January 2018, Leanne is Legal Counsel in our Jersey office. In her role, she provides comprehensive legal support to the business, advising on all aspects of legal, regulatory and compliance matters, including corporate governance and depositary services. Leanne also offers ongoing support with new business proposals, and assists the Group’s corporate services department with ad-hoc legal queries and transaction support.
Prior to this, Leanne was employed as Head of Depositary (and Money Laundering Reporting Officer) in London, where she was responsible for the management of UK and Luxembourg operations and the development of the company’s product offering in an evolving market. Leanne was also responsible for new business proposals, on-boarding new clients and maintaining long-standing business relationships.
Bringing plenty of experience to the Group, Leanne also worked in a private practice as an investment funds lawyer in Hong Kong and Jersey, advising clients and multi-jurisdictional service providers on funds domiciled in the UK, Jersey and the Cayman Islands investing in real estate, private equity and debt.
Leanne completed the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and Legal Practice Course at the University of Exeter. She qualified as a Solicitor of England & Wales in March 2009, a Chartered Company Secretary (CSQS) in December 2016 and completed a Diploma in International Risk, Compliance and Corporate Governance in September 2017.