Lindsay Sykes

Lindsay Sykes specializes in international matters, including compliance advice, internal investigations, and arbitration.

Ms. Sykes’ practice focuses on consulting on international, cross-border, and highly complex matters. 

She leads FERRERE’s regional Compliance group, assisting clients in the firm’s four jurisdictions with compliance with international anticorruption regulations, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the assessment and management of risks related to potential mergers, acquisitions and other transactions.  She also advises corporate clients on the design and execution of internal investigations into possible corporate misconduct, as well as on risk assessments of the practices of business partners and potential partners. 

She is also a member of FERRERE’s regional Arbitration and Mediation group, and advises on case strategies and methodologies for information management and legal analysis in complex disputes.  She is an expert in analyzing and communicating highly complex information in a cross-border legal context. 

Prior to joining FERRERE, Ms. Sykes was an attorney with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Washington, DC, where she represented clients in a wide range of cross-border matters, including in investigations by U.S. regulators into allegations of illegal corporate practices, as well as complex commercial litigation. 


  • New York State Bar Association (USA)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Attorney, The George Washington University Law School in Washington (United States), 2007.
  • Undergraduate degree, University of Virginia in Charlottesville (United States), 2003.


“Garners praise from clients for her proactive approach to her work.”

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Intellectual Property

"A good lawyer who gives good advice." She is further praised by clients for her in-depth knowledge of foreign markets.

Chambers Latin America / 2019 / Banking & Finance

"Senior associate Carolina Finfera and the ‘solid’ Lindsay Sykes are the key contacts at FERRERE, whose ‘highly responsive’ IP practice leaves clients ‘very satisfied’."

Legal 500 / Propiedad Intelectual


Chambers Latin America / 2018 / Banking & Finance


Chambers Latin America / 2018 / Intellectual Property


Legal 500 / Banking & Finance


Legal 500 / Corporate


Legal 500 / Intellectual Property


Legal 500 / Dispute Resolution


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