Head of Enforcement | Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA)
Patrick Meaney joined the DFSA in January 2018. He has 25 years of experience in regulating financial markets and services. Prior to joining DFSA, he had been a Manager in the Wholesale Enforcement Department of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for almost seven years. During his time at the FCA he was responsible for investigations into Libor misconduct where his team enforced record financial penalties against three banks and two broking firms, and fines and prohibitions of two senior and five other individuals. Prior to the FCA, he worked in senior legal, regulatory enforcement and forensic investigation roles in Australia, Hong Kong and Japan. This included serving as General Counsel and Head of Enforcement at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and Head of Listing Enforcement at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited. He is admitted to practice Law in Australia and has postgraduate qualifications in Law and Applied Finance.
Head of Employment | Taylor Wessing
Thenji Macanda is a UK qualified solicitor specialises in employment law and work place investigations. She has over 10 years’ experience with 7 years in the Middle East. She advises clients with contentious and non-contentious employment matters in relation to work place investigations and a wide range employment issues predominantly based on the UAE Laws. Her client base consists of local, multinational entities and private individuals that require specialist advice on employment and internal compliance matters including, white-collar crime, anti-bribery, corporate fraud, conflicts of interest, whistle-blowing, redundancy, corporate restructure, termination of employment and general employee/employer disputes. She is a visiting lecturer in Employment Law at the University of Middlesex, Dubai and regularly provides specialist Employment law updates and workplace investigations seminars.
Senior Associate | Taylor Wessing
Amy Choudhary is a UK qualified Solicitor. She has been practising for over 10 years for leading international law firms. She has experience in litigation, international arbitration and mediation, where she has successfully acted for both the Claimant and Defendant in commercial disputes. Recently, she has been assisting clients with their compliance and regulatory obligations involving, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, ethics and data protection.
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