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.
David is our Legal Director on government affairs, drawing on his unparalleled experience working at senior levels in the UK Government, to advise on a range of issues around understanding and engaging with government and legislation.
Kate is a Senior Associate specialising in all aspects of major infrastructure project authorisations (including nationally significant infrastructure projects under the Planning Act 2008), compulsory purchase and development planning.
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Kirsty is a Senior Practice Development Lawyer who has ten years' experience as a corporate lawyer, gained in private practice and in house at a FTSE 100 company.