Maria is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in London. Maria’s work involves advising on a variety of commercial disputes including debtor and guarantor actions for financial institutions such as banks and asset-based lenders. Maria’s other experience includes assisting on large-scale investigations of financial institutions, including those with an international aspect. Maria has extensive experience in all types of enforcement actions.

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    • Part of the team acting for a client against its former accountant in a multimillion-pound fraud, obtaining judgment and committal for contempt.
    • Successfully enforcing a multimillion-pound High Court judgment, obtaining orders for a sale in respect of a defendant’s property portfolio.
    • Acting for an asset-based lender on a large multimillion-pound debt collection, recovering all of the book debt for the client.
    • Part of the team of a large construction arbitration matter relating to disputes concerning an airport in the Middle East.
    • Part of the team working on investigations for a number of international banks in relation to potential breaches of OFAC sanctions.
    • Part of the team acting for international regulators on investigations relating to international sanctions, anti-money laundering controls and compliance.

    Education

    • BPP Law School, L.P.C., 2013
    • CILEx Law School, CILEx Professional Diploma in Law
    • CILEx Law School, Institute of Legal Executives
    • BPP Law School, Diploma, 2010

    Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2013
    • Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, 2010
    • Graduate of the Institute of Legal Executives, 2008
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