Eleanor Davison is a leading junior in corporate crime, regulatory law, financial services. She specialises in cross border and internal investigations cases in criminal fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, POCA related issues, sanctions violations and FCA and PRA regulatory issues.
She is regularly instructed by businesses, multinational banks, the insurance, sector, government agencies and senior executives who are the subject of investigation and also advises on risk and compliance. Eleanor’s practice is unusual in that she is also instructed by the FCA and the Bank of England and was on the SFO panel for a number of years.
Eleanor is currently instructed as criminal and regulatory counsel to the Dame Linda Dobbs Review into Lloyds Banking Group, which is considering whether the issues relating to the HBOS Reading fraud were investigated and appropriately reported to authorities.
Eleanor advocates in the Commercial Court, the Criminal Court and regulatory tribunals and is co-editor of the Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations.
Eleanor was listed in Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader in investigations in 2019 and is recommended as a leading junior in the legal directories in the following areas:
- Financial Crime (Chambers and Partners)
- Financial Crime Corporates (Chambers and Partners)
- Financial Services (Chambers and Partners)
- Proceeds of Crime (Legal 500)
- Financial Services (Legal 500)
- Business and Regulatory Crime (Legal 500)
Recent editions of these directories have said:
“Has a phenomenal brain and in-depth knowledge of her area of expertise. She is quick-witted, alert to opposing arguments and a delight to work with – a real star to watch.” (Chambers and Partners UK 2019, Financial Crime)
“Eleanor is excellent at team-working and explaining difficult matters to clients.” (Chambers and Partners UK 2019, Financial Crime Corporates)
“A brilliant lawyer, she combines a rare expertise in both financial services regulation law and those aspects of criminal law which engage with regulated financial activity.” (Legal 500 2019, Financial Services Regulation)
“She is hard-working, well organised, and does not jump to conclusions until she is comfortable that she has sufficient facts.” “She has bundles of common sense.” (Chambers and Partners UK 2019, Financial Services)
“Energetic, intellectual and decisive.” (Legal 500 2019, Proceeds of Crime Act and Asset Forfeiture)
“A strong team player with superb communication skills who provides high-quality input under challenging conditions. She has an impressive record of counselling clients from the financial services industry facing multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency investigations. Her areas of expertise include market manipulation and money laundering allegations.” (Chambers and Partners UK 2019, Financial Crime Corporates)
“Very good and particularly experienced in complex investigations involving financial institutions.” (Chambers and Partners UK 2019, Financial Crime Corporates)
‘Highly knowledgeable in the field of financial regulatory law and global investigations.’ (Financial Services, Leading juniors, Legal 500 2019)
“She has a mastery of detail and writes very well. As she has been at the FCA she has a lot more real world experience than other people at her level, and this maker her more commercial in her approach.” (Chambers and Partners UK, Financial Crime 2018)
“Very user friendly, very organised and very clever.” (Chambers and Partners UK, Financial Services 2018)