Nichola Peters is a partner and heads up Addleshaw Goddard’s global investigations and contentious regulatory group. She specialises in advising corporates, directors and senior management on regulatory inquiries, financial and corporate crime issues. Key areas involve advising on and carrying out investigations relating to corporate collapse, corruption, sanctions, money laundering, terrorist financing, extradition, information security and fraud issues. As Nichola regularly investigates compliance failings, she is able to provide specialist non-contentious advice on what to look out for, how matters can go wrong and how to minimise that risk. In relation to contentious matters, because Nichola works regularly with clients to conduct due diligence and implement effective compliance programmes, she has an excellent understanding of industry standard practice and what procedures should have reasonably been put in place to prevent compliance failings. Nichola is ranked as a Thought Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations and Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence. Nichola was selected by Global Investigations Review in 2018 as one of 100 remarkable women investigation specialists operating across the world. Nichola was also named as one The Lawyer’s ‘Hot 100’ lawyers in 2017.