Natalie Sherborn

Partner | London

Client services contact Danielle Bye


Natalie is a partner in the white collar defence and investigations team with a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of financial crime and other serious conduct issues.

Natalie advises both corporations and individuals facing scrutiny by regulatory bodies and law enforcement agencies as prosecutors increasingly place corporates, business owners and executives in the cross hairs. She regularly leads complex global corporate investigations and advises on reporting issues that arise for listed and privately held companies. Natalie also has significant experience dealing with financial crime involving cryptocurrency and digital assets. 

She is an experienced trial lawyer, having been in independent practice at the Criminal Bar prior to entering private practice, and is well placed to advise throughout the lifespan of a matter from pre-investigation to prosecution. Natalie brings deep experience of crisis management, devising reputational defence strategies that minimise exposure and potential risks, both pre-emptively and responsively, enabling her to counsel clients in respect of the substantive issues, whilst seeking to mitigate reputation threats. This can include crisis such as cyber-breaches. 
Recent instructions received include leading internal investigations into criminal and regulatory breaches, advising on external investigations by law enforcement agencies and regulators including the NCA, SFO, NATIS, HMRC, FCA, DOJ and SEC. She represents a number of corporates granted interested party status in coroner's inquests. 

Co-counsel have described Natalie as "really impressive", “experienced in sensitive work" and “an expert at avoiding risks to the client".

Natalie has been consistently recognised in the leading legal directories. She is a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500, in the Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime, Fraud (Advice to Individuals), Contentious Financial Services and Art categories and in Chambers UK Financial Crime: Corporates where she has been noted for her "significant knowledge of cross-border investigations and managing global investigations". Natalie has been most recently recognised as one of the world's leading practitioners in the Who's Who Legal: Investigations 2023 guide.

In 2017, Natalie featured as a rising star in The Lawyer's Hot 100 2017, an annual report recognising “the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar”, where she was one of only six non-partners in private practice included in the index. Natalie appears in the Citywealth "Leaders List" as well as winning the "Reputation Lawyer of the Year" award in 2016.