Elizabeth Robertson
Elizabeth Robertson advises on multijurisdictional business crime and regulatory matters around the world.

Bio

Ms. Robertson has played a role in many of the most important criminal and regulatory investigations in the U.K. over the last 20 years, giving her significant understanding of the priorities of the U.K. prosecuting authorities such as the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, HM Revenue and Customs and the Competition and Markets Authority. She has particular experience in corruption, money laundering, economic sanctions and criminal tax cases. Ms. Robertson also has advised on criminal cartel matters, and she is regularly asked by clients to assist with governance and compliance issues and proceedings brought by professional and/or regulatory bodies.

Ms. Robertson has represented high-profile clients across a range of U.K. and cross-border investigations, which have included bribing of public officials, phone hacking and fraud. She also has provided compliance advice relating to anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, whistleblowing and data protection policies, and she has advised on due diligence in the context of M&A and other transactions. She has successfully defended clients on enforcement actions brought by multiple agencies, and responded to coordinated dawn raids in the U.K. and overseas. Ms. Robertson’s experience spans a wide range of industry sectors to include financial services, telecommunications, media, mining, sport and retail.

She also has experience in ancillary matters such as extradition and mutual legal assistance and applying to INTERPOL for access to information or for information to be amended or deleted.

Ms. Robertson is an accomplished speaker on international business crime and has given evidence to the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development Bribery Working Group peer reviews.

Ms. Robertson is ranked in the top tier in both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, and was included in The Lawyer’s “Hot 100” in 2013, a feature on the most influential people in the U.K. legal sector. Chambers UK describes her as “… just fantastic. She has an exceptionally good touch with clients. … She is the real deal.”

Speaking Engagements

  • “Relishing Relocation? Post-Elections Roundup on Tax,” Skadden, London, October 11, 2017
  • “Compliance in Asia: How GCs and Senior Executives Can Help Protect the Company,” Skadden and AZB & Partners, Mumbai and New Delhi, June 28-29, 2017
  • “Uniform Deferred Prosecution Agreement Standards: A Global Template of Asking the Impossible?” IBA Annual Anti-Corruption Conference at the OECD, Paris, June 13, 2017
  • “Global Update on DPAs and Monitorships,” Global Forum on Corporate Criminal Liability, Lisbon, March 23-24, 2017

Credentials

Education

  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Guildford, 1992
  • LL.B., Nottingham Trent University, 1991

Admissions

  • England & Wales

Elizabeth Robertson

Partner, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime
elizabeth.robertson@skadden.com