Isabel G.Roney


Melbourne + 61.61391016815

Isabel Roney advises Australian and international corporates, financial institutions, and individual directors and officers in significant regulatory investigations and enforcement actions and in complex regulatory changes and compliance matters.

Isabel's practice focuses on corporate governance and risk, banking and financial products and services, anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CTF), sanctions, cyber security, and privacy. Isabel is increasingly advising clients in liability, governance, and risk issues in connection with fintech, including new payment systems, digital assets, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Isabel's recent experience includes advising a fintech in connection with regulatory issues relating to its IPO and business expansion; advising a global digital asset platform and a consumer finance company on regulatory issues relating to their potential expansion to Australia; advising global corporations in connection with Australian sanctions issues; acting for a former director of Australia's largest casino group in connection with investigations and inquiries; acting for an ASX-listed non-bank lender in relation to an enforceable undertaking and remediation program with ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) and subsequent civil penalty proceedings; and advising an Australian bank in an AUSTRAC (Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre) investigation and subsequent enforcement action.

Isabel is a member of Jones Day's global working group for financial regulation, which provides her with a deep understanding of international financial regulatory developments and the likely future impact on Australian institutions.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Isabel spent several years in-house advising an international banking group on domestic and cross-border regulatory issues.


  • Beforepay completes A$35 million IPO on ASXJones Day advised Beforepay Group Limited, a leading provider of Pay on Demand services in Australia, in connection with its A$35 million initial public offering on the ASX.
  • ASX-listed non-bank lender agrees enforceable undertaking and resolves civil penalty proceedings brought by ASICJones Day represented an ASX-listed non-bank lender in relation to ASIC investigations and enforcement action concerning lending alleged to be in contravention of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth), including the negotiation of one of the first Enforceable Undertakings and Remediation Programs entered into by ASIC following the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry and civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia.