David has extensive experience of advising both firms and individuals in the context of regulatory and white-collar investigations. He has particular experience of matters involving retail and wholesale market misconduct, bribery and corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion offences.
He has also advised in relation to investigations by foreign enforcement authorities, including the US Department of Justice and the EU Commission. David has particular experience of matters involving retail and wholesale market misconduct, bribery and corruption, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion offences.
Recent matters on which David has acted include: advising a global bank on its anti-money laundering systems and controls; representing an international engineering company in the context of a sanctions debarment process; representing an individual before the Upper Tribunal in relation to an FCA enforcement action for LIBOR manipulation; advising a senior manager in relation to an FCA investigation into alleged failures in compliance systems and controls in a global bank's foreign exchange (FX) business; securing the discontinuation of a four-year investigation by HMRC into allegations of VAT fraud and attempts to pervert the course of justice; and advising an international corporate in the context of a retail mis-selling compensation scheme involving two million customers.
Recommended in Legal 500's Financial Services category for 2019, David is a member of the International Bar Association's Anti-Corruption Committee, having also previously served as Editor of the Committee's Newsletter.
Mario specialises in advising life science clients and other clients who rely heavily on intellectual property for their core business.