Alison Geary’s practice focuses on white-collar crime involving fraud, bribery, corruption, cartels and money laundering. She acts in Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority and World Bank investigations. She acts for both individuals and corporations under investigation. She has been listed in Global Investigations Review’s ‘40 under 40’, a list of ‘accomplished young investigations lawyers who will help shape the future of this fast-evolving area of law’ and is recognised as a Future Leader in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Investigations.
Her casework currently includes acting for individuals and banks in relation to the FX, Libor and other benchmark manipulation investigations. She also acts for individuals in the SFO’s high-profile investigations into ENRC and Rolls-Royce. She has particular knowledge of issues of English law privilege in investigations and criminal litigation and is currently advising a number of corporations in relation to privilege issues. She has previously acted for a high-profile individual in the investigation by the Metropolitan Police into phone hacking.
Ms Geary has extensive experience conducting internal investigations, often spanning many jurisdictions. She has recently concluded an investigation for a multinational firm investigating various allegations of criminal offences committed by senior management. She also advised an international corporation being investigated by the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency. This matter was concluded with no action being taken by the World Bank.
Ms Geary regularly provides commentary on white-collar crime matters and has been quoted in publications such as The Times (London), The Guardian and Reuters. She is recommended in the 2015 and 2016 editions of The Legal 500 UK for white-collar crime.