Peter Burrell is a partner and heads Willkie’s compliance and enforcement and white-collar defence practices in the London office.
Mr Burrell is recognised as one of the UK’s leading specialists in corporate crime and compliance matters. His practice includes advising on compliance issues relating to money laundering, bribery and corruption, sanctions and fraud; conducting complex internal corporate investigations; and defending companies and individuals in investigations and enforcement actions by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, Office of Fair Trading, HM Revenue and Customs, and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. He also handles complex High Court litigation and arbitration proceedings in London, with a particular focus on financial fraud, securities disputes and financial reporting issues.
Notably, he acted for Mabey & Johnson Ltd and Weir Group Plc in respect of their prosecutions for breach of Iraq sanctions and advised a global financial institution on its sanctions compliance programme.
Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 cite Mr Burrell as a leading practitioner in his areas of practice in the UK.