Katy Fisher focuses her practice on defending clients involved in complex cross-border investigations and government enforcement actions related to financial crime and regulatory misconduct.

Katy has extensive experience in advising and defending ultra-high net worth individuals and multinational institutions involved in multijurisdictional and multiagency financial crime investigations, particularly in relation to fraud, money laundering and international sanctions. As a former investigator and prosecutor of regulatory misconduct at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, Katy has significant expertise in handling sensitive and complex financial services regulatory investigations and enforcement actions. Since relocating to Dubai in 2018, Katy has defended a multitude of clients involved in regulatory investigations and associated litigation throughout the Middle East, including in the DIFC, ADGM and QFC.

Katy has been recognised as an Associate to Watch in Corporate Investigations by Chambers Global and by The Legal 500 as a key lawyer for UAE financial services regulatory matters. Chambers Global states that Katy is “a respected lawyer who has a high level of experience in cases relating to alleged white collar fraud and money laundering”. Testimonials have noted that Katy is “an excellent investigator”, as well as “brilliant”, “very articulate, smart and [with] so much experience on regulatory matters”.

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  • Queen Mary, University of London, B.A., Law, 2010
  • City University London, BPTC, 2011


  • England and Wales (barrister), 2011
  • Recognised as an Associate to Watch for Corporate Investigations – UAE by Chambers Global 2022 and 2023
  • Recognised for Financial Services Regulatory matters by The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020 and 2021
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