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Catherine Gibaud

Senior Advisor, A&O Consulting

London

Catherine Gibaud

Senior Advisor, A&O Consulting

London

Catherine Gibaud is Senior Advisor in Allen & Overy’s global strategic and regulatory consulting business. She is highly experienced in providing quality assurance review on the more complex and high value mandates. Catherine has extensive experience in regulation, governance, SMCR and conduct & culture issues.

Key mandates have included reviewing a Big 4 audit practice on behalf of the FRC, advising and training Board Executives and Senior Managers on SMCR and culture & conduct issues; and designing a culture, conduct and D&I training programme for a global client firm.

Catherine has worked in the financial services sector for over 25 years. Prior to joining A&O, she spent 23 years in practice at the Commercial Bar as a barrister and QC, specialising in banking and financial services litigation and advisory work.

During her time in chambers at 3VB in Gray’s Inn, Catherine acted in high profile financial services litigation. Major cases include: the Maxwell pensions litigation; the BCCI collapse; the Springwell v JP Morgan litigation; the transfer of business of Equitable Life; derivatives litigation following the Lehman Brothers collapse and disputes arising out of the emerging markets crisis of 1997/98 and the financial crisis of 2007/8.

While at the Bar, Catherine spent several years as a Board member of the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund, sitting on the Investment, Audit & Risk and Nominations Committees and served for many years as a member of the Executive Committee of the Commercial Bar Association (Combar).

She was appointed Head of Pupillage at 3VB responsible for recruitment, training and development of pupils in chambers and sat on the chambers Management Board (2017-2019).

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of England and Wales, 1996

Queen's Counsel, 2014

Academic

BBusScience (Hons), Actuarial Science and Economics, University of Cape Town, 1991

Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, London, 1995