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Sonya Zywko

Partner


Career & Experience

Sonya is a Partner in the firm’s Banking and Finance team. With an impressive track record spanning over 15 years, Sonya brings a wealth of expertise in financial services regulatory investigations and enforcement, offering strategic advice and unparalleled insights to our clients.

Sonya has built a reputation as an expert in contentious regulatory matters. She is recognised for providing sound and pragmatic advice to banks, other regulated firms, corporates, and senior individuals.

Sonya has successfully represented and advised a diverse clientele, including major banks, regulated financial institutions, corporates, and senior individuals. Her ability to tailor legal advice to meet the unique needs of each client, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of the financial services regulatory landscape, makes her a sought-after advisor in the banking and finance sector.

Sonya helps firms to mitigate contentious regulatory risk, ideally at an early stage, including through timely notifications, internal investigations and navigating skilled person (s.166) reviews.  This includes investigations and enforcement proceedings by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Ofgem. Her broad experience includes advising on market abuse, market disclosures, money laundering, LIBOR setting and other credit crisis issues, corporate governance, fitness and propriety and systems and controls.

Accolades

  • Sonya was named as a rising star in Legal 500 2020 and 2021 where feedback included that "Her attention to detail and legal acumen are superb".
People

Sonya Zywko

Partner


Career & Experience

Sonya is a Partner in the firm’s Banking and Finance team. With an impressive track record spanning over 15 years, Sonya brings a wealth of expertise in financial services regulatory investigations and enforcement, offering strategic advice and unparalleled insights to our clients.

Sonya has built a reputation as an expert in contentious regulatory matters. She is recognised for providing sound and pragmatic advice to banks, other regulated firms, corporates, and senior individuals.

Sonya has successfully represented and advised a diverse clientele, including major banks, regulated financial institutions, corporates, and senior individuals. Her ability to tailor legal advice to meet the unique needs of each client, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of the financial services regulatory landscape, makes her a sought-after advisor in the banking and finance sector.

Sonya helps firms to mitigate contentious regulatory risk, ideally at an early stage, including through timely notifications, internal investigations and navigating skilled person (s.166) reviews.  This includes investigations and enforcement proceedings by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Ofgem. Her broad experience includes advising on market abuse, market disclosures, money laundering, LIBOR setting and other credit crisis issues, corporate governance, fitness and propriety and systems and controls.

Accolades

  • Sonya was named as a rising star in Legal 500 2020 and 2021 where feedback included that "Her attention to detail and legal acumen are superb".

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