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Hayley Astles, Associate

Hayley Astles

Associate

Practice areas

  • Financial services disputes and investigations

Practice notes

Hayley is an associate in our Financial Services Disputes and Investigations practice, specialising in regulatory enforcement and investigations. Her recent experience includes advising in relation to:

  • an FCA investigation into circumstances relating to a high profile cyber incident.
  • a contested senior management misconduct case in relation to AML oversight failings, which has been referred to the Upper Tribunal.
  • the UK subsidiary of a major international private banking group, as the subject of an FCA enforcement investigation relating to the adequacy of its anti-money laundering systems and controls, with particular reference to the firm’s identification and management of risk in connection with an international money laundering scheme.
  • the UK broking subsidiary of a leading global commodities house in an enforcement investigation by the FCA into alleged failings concerning its Suspicious Transaction Order Reporting systems and controls and post-trade market abuse surveillance and alleged failings into its AML policies and procedures. Hayley also acts for one of its senior managers who is under a separate investigation in his personal capacity for his oversight of the firm’s AML controls.
  • the UK subsidiary of a major international private banking group, as the subject of an FCA enforcement investigation relating to the adequacy of its systems and controls to prevent bribery and corruption and with particular reference to its arrangements for introducing business to the private bank.