Michelle J. Linderman is a member of Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group in the firm’s London office.
An English qualified solicitor with over 20 years of experience, Michelle advises clients – such as international businesses, traders, ship owners, charterers, insurers, financial institutions, and energy companies – on U.K.-specific and cross-border sanctions, including matters that concern national and international trade and financial sanctions. She also works closely with colleagues in the Privacy and Cybersecurity, Insurance and Reinsurance, and Litigation and Trial groups.
Michelle counsels clients on compliance with EU and U.K. sanctions legislation; U.K. anti-bribery and anti-money laundering laws and regulations; the U.K. Modern Slavery Act; export controls; data privacy and cybersecurity issues. This work includes devising compliance policies and procedures; advising on enforcement and investigation proceedings; conducting internal investigations; and responding to government enquiries. She also advises licensees in disputes with enterprise database licensors including advising on how to manage licensing audits.
Michelle also has significant experience handling complex commercial disputes including fraud for a wide cross-section of clients including ship owners, charterers, P&I insurers, traders, insurers, and others. Her experience includes handling a wide variety of disputes arising from maritime casualties; complex reinsurance and insurance litigation; fraud litigation; and general commercial litigation and arbitration. She has considerable experience in English High Court litigation and London arbitration and has also handled litigation in a number of international jurisdictions including Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, South Africa, New Zealand, New York, Miami, Nevis, Jersey, and Guernsey.
Michelle regularly publishes articles on the impact of EU sanctions, both in traditional media and online. She also speaks at industry events on sanctions, anti-bribery, and corruption and other compliance and regulatory issues with a particular focus on the maritime and (re)insurance industries.
Before joining Crowell & Moring, Michelle was a partner and the Global Head of Sanctions at Ince & Co’s London office.She was seconded to Ince & Co’s Hong Kong office from 2001 to 2004.