Sushil Kuner is a London-based principal associate who advises on all aspects of financial services regulatory law, with a particular emphasis on cross-sector retail conduct risk issues.
Sushil has developed wide-ranging legal and regulatory experience, having spent almost eight years advising on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious financial services regulatory issues within the Supervision and Enforcement Divisions of the Financial Conduct Authority. Sushil offers businesses a valuable insight into the operation and strategic priorities of the UK's financial regulator and can advise clients on a holistic approach to regulatory compliance.
Sushil's cross-sector retail experience includes assessing and advising on regulatory aspects of firms' financial promotions, remuneration arrangements, conflicts of interest, product governance, systems and controls and corporate governance. She has also investigated firms, including some of the UK's largest retail banks and smaller stockbroking firms, for a variety of issues ranging from poor treatment of customers to poor governance and controls. This often included investigating the personal culpability of senior individuals at those organisations.
Sushil has also overseen complex redress exercises conducted by some of the largest financial services firms, impacting on millions of consumers. These often included large-scale past business reviews and consumer contact exercises.
Since joining Gowling WLG, Sushil has been involved with regulatory due diligence in corporate transactions, in which she has good grounding from her previous experience as a corporate lawyer. She has also been advising on financial crime issues, including anti-money laundering controls, and RegTech issues.