James Ford is a senior associate in Mayer Brown’s London office. He focuses on regulatory compliance, transactional advice and investigations in the areas of economic sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption and money laundering. He has advised corporates across a range of sectors, including energy, mining and extractives, finance, defence and transport. He has also advised a range of financial institutions, insurers and brokers.
James advises clients on: designing and implementing compliance programmes; compliance programme reviews; designing and delivering training; conducting investigations; drafting and submitting disclosures; liaising with regulators and supporting licence applications; and transaction due diligence.
His experience includes in-house experience in four different sectors. He has been seconded to the sanctions team of a major European bank, the group legal team of a European-headquartered mining company, the group export controls team of a major defence company during the term of a Consent Agreement with the US State Department, the disputes team of a major international bank, and the bribery and corruption team of a global oil and gas company.
James established and leads the Transparency International Professional Supporters Network, a volunteer initiative of professionals, academics and students aimed at supporting Transparency International’s advocacy and outreach efforts.