Stephen McDaid focuses his practice on advising multinational clients in the area of international trade regulation, including global financial sanctions, embargoes, export control restrictions, trade defence instruments, and customs regulations. Mr. McDaid also advises clients on the investigation and defence of business crimes, including matters involving corruption, money laundering, and fraud.
Mr. McDaid advises clients on multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations, internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, raids and prosecutions undertaken by various authorities and regulators, including HM Treasury, the UK Serious Fraud Office and National Crime Agency. Mr. McDaid also uses his knowledge of acting for organisations in regulatory investigations and prosecutions to advise on the development and implementation of trade and anti-corruption compliance programmes.
Mr. McDaid was a member of Dechert's white collar and securities litigation group in August 2012. Prior to rejoining Dechert in 2015, he served as an associate in the dispute resolution group of another international law firm. Mr. McDaid also worked as a criminal prosecutor in New Zealand.