Imogen Makin is a senior contentious regulatory lawyer, who has worked on some of the most high-profile regulatory investigations in the post-financial crisis period. She regularly acts for a wide range of financial institutions on both domestic and international investigations involving multiple regulators and government agencies, including: the Department of Justice (DOJ), Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA) and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). 

She has extensive experience of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) enforcement investigations, including acting on a dual-track anti-money laundering investigation into anti-financial crime systems and controls, and successfully defended a financial institution in relation to global bribery investigations, as well as representing C-suite directors in FCA enforcement proceedings. 

Ms. Makin’s recent experience includes advising corporates on: assertive supervisory requests, Account Freezing Orders and internal investigations involving whistleblowing allegations, as well as non-financial misconduct. 

She is recommended in Chambers UK 2024 for Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory.

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  • Education

    • Legal Practicing Certificate, BPP Law School, London, 2010

      With Distinction
    • LLB, University College London, London, 2009

      Ludwig Maximilian’s Universität München, German Law Diploma
  • Admissions

    • Solicitor, England and Wales

  • Languages

    • French

    • German



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