Sophie BertinSenior Advisor at Covington & Burling LLP
Sophie Bertin works as Senior Advisor to Covington. She is also Senior Advisor to a strategy consulting firm and a blockchain start up.
Her current focus is on financial services topics, ranging from State aid, implementation of financial services regulations, interplay between various regulations, including the new data protection rules; as well as the impact of new technologies on the financial services business models and resulting competition challenges.
She has over 20 years of professional experience and she is expert on helping banking clients in their strategy, restructuring, risk management, regulatory and compliance, their back office operations and automation, as well as advising on topics on banking regulation and interplay with competition law.
She has worked previously with McKinsey in their Financial Services practice and Corporate Finance practice; the Bank of New York, where she held different senior positions in operations and client integration roles; Bain, in their Financial Services practice and SWIFT, where she was globally in charge of the Asset Servicing team. During the Financial Crisis, she worked with the European Commission Directorate General for Competition, in charge of the State aid for financial services.
She has graduated from the French Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris, or ESCP Europe, with a specialisation in Financial Valuation and Corporate Finance. Later, she got an MBA from INSEAD. Recently, she graduated with distinction from a post-graduate program in EU Competition Law from King’s College London.