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Cherie Spinks

Cherie Spinks

cherie.spinks@simmons-simmons.com

Cherie Spinks is of counsel in the crime team in London specialising in corporate crime and contentious regulatory investigations. Her depth of experience in investigations, supported by strong technical criminal law expertise, marks her as a true trailblazer.

Cherie joined the team from a leading specialist crime practice in November 2007. Since then, she has advised financial institutions and corporations on numerous high-profile fraud and corruption investigations in the United Kingdom and internationally, including both internal investigations and those run by external agencies and enforcement authorities, such as the SFO, the US DOJ, SEC, FRC and the UK police. Cherie also has significant experience in advising on UK Parliament Select Committee investigations.

Cherie complements her investigations practice with expertise in technical money laundering issues and is a contributor to A Practitioner’s Guide to UK Money Laundering Law and Regulation. Cherie also is a lead member of the firm’s sanctions team, advising corporates and financial institutions on compliance with EU and UK sanctions regimes.

Cherie has spent time on secondment to the legal department of an international energy company advising on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance issues.

She is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2020 – Future Leaders and has been recognised as a Rising Star by The Legal 500 2020 in the Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime category.