Acting for a Slovakian futures trader in a market manipulation enforcement action brought by the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission in federal court in Chicago.
Obtaining an acquittal for a former senior executive of a seismic testing company - after the company itself had admitted wrongdoing - following an SFO investigation into alleged bribery of a South Korean public official to secure multi-million-pound contracts.
Defense of a London-based hedge fund trader being investigated by authorities in Europe over alleged involvement in a £193 million Cum-Ex share trading scheme.
Acting for a Moscow-based telecom executive in connection with an FCPA and foreign bribery indictment filed by the US Department of Justice in Manhattan.
Defence of a French individual facing allegations of tax fraud in France and on the Ivory Coast.
Defence of a large industrial group during settlement negotiations with the European Investment Bank to close an investigation allegations of corruption in West Africa.
Defence of a major French construction consortium in connection with World Bank investigations into alleged corruption and collusion in the Indian Ocean.
Advice to a Dubai-based cryptocurrency and non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace on compliance with US and UK money-laundering and sanction laws.
Advice to a European cybersecurity firm with respect to compliance with US and UK sanction and export control laws.
Representation of one of the largest private banks in Southeast Asia in a global assessment of its sanctions exposure and related compliance policies and procedures.
Representation of the former CEO of an international oil and gas firm in connection with a multijurisdictional investigation into alleged bribery in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and elsewhere.
Representation of a company and its top executives in parallel investigations brought by the UK Pensions Regulator, SFO, FCA, HMRC and foreign authorities into allegations of market manipulation and the mis-selling of pension and investment funds involving over £120 million.
Advising a major corporate group in connection with the control of its compliance programme by the French Anticorruption Agency.
Defence of a forex trader in a large-scale investigation into the loss of £130 million of investor funds by authorities in Turkey, Thailand, Australia, and the US.
Defence of a partner at a London-based asset management firm in a multi-jurisdictional Cum-Ex trading investigation by authorities in the UK, Germany, and Austria.
Representation of a major US corporation in a transatlantic investigation into a sophisticated hack and theft of crypto assets.
Representation of an ultra-high net worth individual in a global asset recovery investigation spanning South Africa, Europe, the UK, and the US.
Representation of a global precious metals company in an SFO bribery and corruption investigation. This included conducting multi-jurisdictional internal investigations of more than 40 companies worldwide and negotiations for a deferred prosecution agreement.
Defended a London-based hedge fund trader being investigated by authorities in Europe over alleged involvement in a £193 million Cum-Ex share trading scheme.
Represented a partner at an asset management firm in a multi-jurisdictional Cum-Ex trading investigation headed by UK, German and Austrian authorities.
Defence of a corporate’s chief executive and director in an FCA criminal investigation into making false/misleading statements and concealing material facts relating to a large, publicly-listed company.
Represented an alleged director in an SFO investigation relating to the operation of pension schemes and SIPP investments, involving £120 million.
Represented a major US corporation in a transatlantic investigation into a sophisticated hack and theft of crypto assets. This involved working closely with the FBI in the US and the UK National Crime Agency’s cybercrime department.
Represented a corporate entity in the landmark case of Ion Science v Persons Unknown. This case is widely recognised as the first ICO fraud case to go before the commercial court, and the first time a court considered the location of Bitcoin for jurisdictional purposes. An injunction was obtained to freeze crypto assets.
Representation of an English cryptocurrency exchange that was subject to a sophisticated hack, leading to investigations in nations including the Seychelles, Belarus and Ukraine.
Represented a multi-national corporate in a worldwide asset recovery investigation arising from its subsidiary being targeted in a phishing fraud.
Represented a UK company in an asset recovery investigation relating to wrongdoing in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Advised a multi-national cryptocurrency and non-fungible token (NFT) art dealer on compliance with UK and US money laundering and sanctions law.
Advised a global fintech company on regulatory matters and FCA compliance.
Conducted an internal investigation for a well-established European confectionery company in relation to HMRC VAT investigations.