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Baker McKenzie

100 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6JA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7919 1000
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Fax 020 7919 1999
DX:
233 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.bakermckenzie.com

Joanna Ludlam

Tel:
Work 020 7919 1822
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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution.

Position

Joanna Ludlam is a partner in the Dispute Resolution team in the Firm's London office, where she leads the market-leading Regulatory, Public & Media law team and also co-leads the office's Compliance & Investigations Practice Group. At an international level, she chairs the Firm's EMEA Compliance & Investigations Group, and is a member of the steering committee of the Global Compliance & Investigations Group. In 2016, Joanna was named as one of The Lawyer's "Hot 100" for her practice, and is recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Joanna advises clients in the areas of administrative and public law, procurement law, litigation and investigations. She has particular experience in sectors including media, financial services, healthcare, technology, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, professional services, and consumer goods. Joanna handles all kinds of high court litigation as well as investigations, including into issues of bribery, corruption and fraud. She advises clients, frequently at board-level, on regulatory compliance and crisis and reputation management. Joanna focuses on bringing practical solutions to client issues, and designed the Firm's innovative Investigations Academy, a comprehensive and state-of-the-art training programme for investigations practitioners within the Firm team and our clients'.

Career

Qualified 1997; senior associate Clifford Chance LLP; senior associate Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP; partner Baker McKenzie 2009.

Languages

English; French

Member

Law Society of England & Wales

Education

University of Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) (1994); King's College London, UK (1994); College of Law at London (1995)

Leisure

Skiing, cycling, travel.


London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Baker McKenzie is noted for its focus on the  focus on the financial and legal sectors. Joanna Ludlam's representative experience includes acting for two high-profile law firms in respect of separate Solicitors Regulation Authority regulatory investigations into their professional conduct; and acting for a global investment bank investigating whistleblower allegations relating to suspected bribery, money laundering and fraud being committed in Indonesia and Singapore. Jonathan Peddie is also a key figure.

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law

Within: Administrative and public law

Baker McKenzie serves an impressive range of clients from regulators and well-known corporate clients to pressure groups and those in need of pro bono assistance. It has especially notable experience in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology and finance sectors. It advised the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees on a number of high-profile refugee law cases. It also acted for Stonewall Equality as intervener in a complex case involving equality and human rights issues with regard to a transgender father and continues to advise the BBC Trust on its public law issues. Joanna Ludlam heads the regulatory, public and media law team working with Francesca Richmond, senior associate Joanne Redmond and Mary Jordan who joined in September 2017 and who has a focus on regulations and investigations in the finance sector.

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London: Risk advisory

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Baker McKenzie¬†'effectively delivers global insights across industries and various corporate governance themes'.¬†Beatriz Pess√īa de Ara√ļjo, in particular, is 'an intellectual leader', whose 'analyses are clear and understandable'. The multidisciplinary corporate governance team consists of practitioners from a wide variety of areas, including corporate, compliance, financial services, disputes and employment/employee benefits. Many individuals have previous experience of being seconded to regulators, have advised regulators as part of their practice or have served on industry working party groups. The team particularly stands out for its expertise in assisting international clients with reconciling the UK corporate governance regime with the US regime (or equivalent regimes in other countries). Its work in this space includes (among other matters) cross-border redomestications and advice to boards of emerging market companies seeking a London listing on creating a corporate governance framework. On the regulatory front, members of the team advise clients on compliance (and other issues) related to the Market Abuse Regulation, the Companies Act, the Financial Services and Markets Act and UK Corporate Governance Code, among others. Other pillars of the practice include crisis management, data protection, executive remuneration and tax governance.¬† Araujo recently provided support to the World Economic Forum on the corporate governance aspects of its Compact for Resposive and Responsible Leadership.¬†Joanna Ludlam¬†co-leads the compliance and investigations team with¬†Sunny Mann. Other key figures include¬†Helen Bradley,¬†Robert Adam,¬†Nadia Banno¬†and¬†Jeremy Edwards.

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Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Baker McKenzie¬†advises corporations in relation to a range of regulatory and enforcement matters and has a particular expertise in export controls and export sanctions. It also provides corporate counselling and assists clients to conduct risk assessments and implement compliance processes. The multidisciplinary team advises on litigation, employment matters, intellectual property, financial services, banking, and competition and trade law. The firm is acting for Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC to recover around $500m that was stolen in a complex receivables financing fraud. It is also acting for Bidcorp in a breach of fiduciary duty and employment contract case worth ¬£45m. The team is headed by Joanna Ludlam, Jonathan Peddie, Sunny Mann¬†and Charles Thomson¬†, who has ‚Äėvery quietly and effectively built up a first-class team‚Äô.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Within: Media and entertainment (including media finance)

Baker McKenzie’s digital media and technology practice has a focus on gaming, music, film and TV, social media and interactive content. It represented Virgin Media, in its role as intervener in the Court of Appeal dispute between ITV and TVCatchup, regarding the compatibility of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 with European law. Warner Bros, Google, Pinterest, Reddit, Shuttershock, BBC Trust, IMG, Netflix and Sovereign Films are also clients. Steve Holmes regularly handles major transactions for media companies and heads the team with Ben Allgrove, who is active across contentious, transactional and advisory work. Disputes partner Joanna Ludlam heads the regulatory, public and media law team. Of counsels Helen Brown and Julia Hemmings lead the advisory side of the media practice and senior associate Julia Dickenson handles IP and commercial work. Will Holder and Sue McLean, who joined from Morrison & Foerster LLP, are also noted.

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Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Baker McKenzie focuses on M&A, IP and regulatory work for clients such as Walgreens Boots Alliance and Novartis. Transactions expert Hiroshi Sheraton leads the team and advised Basilea on its licensing agreement with Pfizer for the rights to anti-fungal drug Cresemba. Jane Hobson also focuses on transactions and recently assisted ICU with its $900m purchase of Hospira. Product liability specialist John Leadley defended Bard against claims of allegedly faulty medical devices and procedures used to treat female pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Other noteworthy names include Joanna Ludlam, who is an expert in public procurement; commercial agreements expert Duncan Reid-Thomas; and senior associate Julia Gillert, who is an expert in regulatory and compliance issues.

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United Kingdom: Bribery & Corruption

May 2018. By Joanna Ludlam, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to bribery & corruption law in  United Kingdom . It will cover the definition of bribery, regulation, compliance, liability and enforcement as well as insight and opinion and any upcoming legal changes planned for their respective country. This Q&A is part of the global guide. [Continue Reading]

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