White Collar Crime & Investigations

Our specialist team advises clients around the world on all aspects of white collar crime including: compliance; internal, regulatory and criminal investigations; self-reporting and criminal defence.

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Global reach

Our team comprises specialists based across Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific, complemented by a global network of trusted partners.

Comprehensive advice

We offer a multidisciplinary team of forensic accountants, technologists and compliance professionals in addition to legal experts.

Cutting edge

We have acted on several precedent-setting cases, including the first prosecution of a 'failure to prevent' bribery offence in the UK.

Our global team of specialist advisers operates at the intersection of business and regulation. They have acted on a number of precedent-setting matters, including:

  • Advising Sweett Group in the first prosecution of a company for failure to prevent bribery contrary to s.7 of the Bribery Act
  • Acting in the first corporate bribery self-report and subsequent negotiated civil settlement in Scotland

  • Acting as independent Investigation Counsel to a multilateral development bank in respect of its investigation into allegations of sanctionable practices in China and India 

Our team is unique among law firms in that we offer a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers and forensic accountants focused on forensic investigations and major compliance reviews. We work closely with our highly-experienced Civil Fraud & Asset Recovery team to provide comprehensive, commercial and joined-up advice as to the civil and criminal implications of complex fraud.

Our latest work

Our advisers act on domestic and international matters of all shapes and sizes, working with many of the leading names in the market. Browse our experience below, or use the filters to look-up recent work in particular geographies and industry sectors.

    Meet the team

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    Andrew Sackey


    Andrew is a tax and white-collar fraud litigation lawyer with significant experience in delivering complex large-scale domestic and international compliance investigations.

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    Chris Richardson

    Head of Forensic Accounting (non-lawyer)

    Chris leads the Forensic Accounting Services ("FAS") team with over 20 years of professional accounting experience in responding to high profile, mission critical corporate events across financial & transactional reporting, forensic accounting, investigations and Anti-Bribery & Corruption.

    Chris Richardson
    Damian Crosse


    Damian is head of the Commercial Litigation and Compliance team in the Gulf region.

    Crosse Damian
    David Hamilton

    Senior Associate

    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.

    Hamilton David
    Dr. Eike W. Grunert

    Rechtsanwalt, Partner

    Eike advises corporations in the areas of corporate compliance and internal investigations, with a particular focus on the design, implementation, monitoring, review, and effectiveness assessment of compliance management systems in key compliance risk areas.

    Eike Grunert
    Dr. Jochen Pörtge

    Rechtsanwalt, Partner

    Jochen specialises in corporate defence, criminal compliance and internal investigations.

    Prtge Jochen
    Hinesh Shah

    Senior Associate Forensic Accountant

    Hinesh specialises in leading investigations and has worked on some of the most high-profile investigations in Europe.

    Shah Hinesh
    Laura Gillespie


    Laura specialises in regulatory enforcement and advises clients in a range of sectors dealing with compliance issues ranging from data and cyber breaches, internal fraud, corporate crime and health & safety.

    Gillespie Laura
    Melina Wolman


    Melina heads the Paris litigation team. She assists and represents French and international clients in France and abroad, in particular in cross-border disputes dealing with issues such as conflict of law and jurisdiction and devising international litigation strategies. She represents clients in commercial, product liability, distribution and art law disputes.

    Melina Wolman
    Natalie Sherborn


    Natalie specialises in white-collar crime and investigations, with extensive experience of advising both corporations and individuals facing scrutiny by law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies.

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    Neil McInnes


    Neil is a criminal defence and corporate crime specialist, with extensive experience of conducting anti-corruption, fraud and other investigations across Asia and Europe as well as involving other jurisdictions worldwide.

    McInnes Neil
    Olga Tocewicz

    Senior Associate

    Olga is an experienced criminal litigator, specialising in corporate and white-collar crime. She is named as a Future Leader in Investigations in the 2020 Edition of Who's Who Legal.

    Tocewicz Olga
    Si En Tan

    Senior Associate

    Si En is a Singapore-qualified criminal lawyer specialising in corporate criminal investigations and regulatory matters. She also advises on anti-bribery, corruption and fraud compliance with both international standards and Singapore laws.

    Si En Tan
    Stacy Keen

    Senior Associate

    Stacy is a litigator and a regulatory defence Senior Associate specialising in criminal and regulatory risk.

    Keen Stacy

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    With over 430 partners and 3000 people around the world, we are well-placed to support you across a full range of legal and advisory services.

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    Pinsent Masons, has today announced its appointment by World Athletics as their first official supplier of legal services. The appointment was made after a detailed tender process and is for the next four years.

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    Pinsent Masons has advised Exasol AG on its IPO – the first IPO in Germany in 2020.