The governance, compliance and regulations director is the sole Australian in the global publication’s list
The governance, compliance and regulations (GCR) practice director of boutique firm Ash St. has been recognised by the Global Banking Regulation Review as one of its “45 under 45.”
Samantha Carroll is the only Australian in the global publication’s list, which highlights the top next-generation banking regulation specialists worldwide. She joins an illustrious group of names from Ashurst, BNP Paribas, Slaughter & May, Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Norton Rose Fulbright and Allen & Overy, among others.
Carroll told Australasian Lawyer that she was thrilled and honoured to have been included in the 45 under 45 list.
“I have worked very hard to develop my expertise in banking regulation to beyond technical expertise by taking the opportunities to be on secondment, work in-house as a regulatory lawyer and head of compliance, being a director on boards and immersing myself in risk and compliance management,” she said.
Carroll said that through her experiences in “the real world of banking,” she was able to deepen her understanding of the industry.
“This has ensured my advice is empathetic to the challenges banking institutions face but is also focused on providing practical solutions,” she said. “It is great when your hard work and efforts are recognised and hopefully it inspires other young banking regulation professionals to do the same.”
Carroll also praised the Global Banking Regulation Review for its provision of information on the international banking regulatory environment.
“It is very important as a banking regulation specialist to stay informed on what is happening globally as it provides insights and learnings on how banking regulation is approached in each jurisdiction, enabling banking regulation specialists to provide more holistic advice to clients, which is focused not only on the domestic regulatory environment, but also on the context of what is happening overseas,” she said.
Ash St. congratulated Carroll on her accolade.
“This recognition is testament to your tireless effort and commitment in helping our clients, irrespective of industry, comply with their GCR requirements,” Ash St. said. “Your practical and commercial approach is appreciated by all as is your passion for educating and lifting GCR standards in the industry.”