Rod has been practising for over 30 years in all aspects of white-collar and business crime. He represents both corporate and individual clients under investigation by regulators and prosecutors in many jurisdictions, including the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of Fair Trading, the Crown Prosecution Service and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. This work often involves assisting clients with internal corporate investigations.
Rod led the team advising ICBC Standard Bank plc in relation to the ground-breaking first-ever deferred prosecution agreement entered into in the United Kingdom. The case was also the first disposal in England of the new corporate offence of failure to prevent bribery under the Bribery Act 2010, and involved a co-ordinated global settlement involving the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The case had no precedent and has set the template for DPAs in the United Kingdom.
Rod also acts in the global LIBOR and FX investigations, and has extensive experience in cartel investigations and prosecutions, including appellate proceedings in the Supreme Court. He is currently representing clients in the SFO investigations into Rolls-Royce, Barclays Bank, Tesco and the Bank of England.