Ms. Robertson began her career in Jones Day's New York Office in 1988, transferring to the Firm's London Office in 1990. In London, she combines her original New York bar qualification with qualification as an English solicitor. Her practice focuses on technology transactions, particularly software M&A deals, outsourcing (IT and BPO), and facilities management arrangements. Many of the technology deals that Liz works on involve the transfer of restricted technology across borders, and therefore her practice includes advising clients on UK export/import issues, especially in the context of imports of technology from the United States and on the application of EU and UK sanctions regimes. This work includes due diligence, client investigations, and the implementation of remediation measures.
In addition, Ms. Robertson’s commercial contract work includes advice to clients on both the UK Bribery Act and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, particularly in the pharmaceuticals sector. This includes advice on employee training, pre-diligence customer/supplier clearance programs and post-contract audit rights, investigations and contract terminations. She provides similar assistance on anti-corruption issues during the diligence, negotiation and integration phases of M&A projects. Since much of her work involves government contracts and sub-contracts, she also advises on UK government procurement regulations. Finally, during 2011 and 2012, Liz served as Acting International Counsel to Jefferies in London, and she therefore has in-house knowledge of international compliance issues in the financial services sector. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org