Guy Wilkes is a partner in the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice of the London office. He has considerable experience of the financial services sector and front line knowledge of regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, having led several high profile FCA cases involving the UK's largest financial institutions. His investigations involve a wide range of matters including anti-money laundering and anti-bribery controls, conflicts of interest, suitability of investment advice, treatment of customers, client asset rules, listings rule breaches, market misconduct and personal culpability of individuals. Guy's contentious experience is extensive and includes financial and regulatory disputes before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Guy headed a department within FCA Enforcement where he led on a variety of investigations, working closely with both domestic and overseas regulators. As a member of the FCA's senior leadership team, Guy had responsibility for developing FCA enforcement strategy, especially in relation to financial crime and anti-money laundering where Guy chaired the FCA's cross-divisional working group. He also set up and ran the FCA's internal expert group for investigations against senior individuals.