Sarah is specialised in white-collar defence, regulatory and compliance, and handles cross-border financial and criminal matters.
Prior to joining BenninkAmar, Sarah worked as a lawyer at Navacelle, a boutique law firm in Paris. As avocate with the Paris Bar, Sarah advised clients in the pre-litigation and litigation phases of corruption, fraud, money-laundering and insider trading cases, before French and foreign investigative and judicial authorities. Sarah has also assisted companies and foreign ministries in navigating the regulatory framework of export controls related to dual-use and military items and license applications.
Sarah has carried out internal investigations in Europe, Asia and Africa and has worked on several compliance monitorships in international companies pursuant to Negotiated Resolution Agreements with the World Bank.
Sarah acquired a comparative law perspective by graduating with a dual-degree in English and French Law (LL.B., Master 1), before going on to study international criminal law at the University of Amsterdam and Columbia Law School (LL.M.). Sarah’s deep-rooted interest in transitional justice and the rule of law led her to undertake several traineeships in international organizations, namely Human Rights Watch and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
Sarah joined BenninkAmar in April 2021.