Eleanor Wallis

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Eleanor is an associate in the Dispute Resolution team based in London. Eleanor is a member of the Compliance and Investigations practice group. Eleanor's practice includes a broad spectrum of disputes and investigations, including anti-bribery and corruption investigations, compliance matters and international arbitration.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Conducting an anti-bribery and corruption investigation for a Fortune 500 company in relation to bribery in a recently acquired subsidiary, providing ongoing strategic advice and liaising with the Serious Fraud Office following a self-report of the conduct.

  • Acted for an international conglomerate in relation to suspected bribery in numerous overseas jurisdictions, including contact with the Serious Fraud Office and the US Department of Justice.

  • Conducting an investigation into possible fraudulent conduct carried out by a recently acquired subsidiary in Slovakia, including liaising with Slovak regulators and police investigators.

  • Acting for a Middle Eastern real estate development management company in an arbitration under the ICC Rules in a dispute concerning unlawful termination and related issues, worth over USD 150 million.

  • Acting for an international bank (the claimant) in relation to an enforcement claim against the defendant, which held assets in various jurisdictions.

Corporate Responsibility

  • Eleanor has worked on a number of pro bono matters, including advising the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, providing support for cross-jurisdictional pro-bono projects, and volunteering at the Legal Advice Centre.

Admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor) (2017)

Education

  • College of Law (LPC) (2015)
  • BPP Law School (GDL) (2013)
  • University of York (2012)