Christopher David’s practice focuses on representing both individuals and companies in international white-collar crime matters mainly involving allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, insider dealing or money laundering. Mr David has considerable experience in cross-border investigations, corporate and internal investigations, export controls and economic sanctions advice, and his contentious case work predominantly involves matters under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) or the Financial Conduct Authority.
Mr David is currently instructed in relation to the SFO investigations into Alstom (alleged corruption) and ENRC (alleged corruption) as well as conducting a global compliance review of over 100 agent relationships in 60 countries. In addition, he is also leading a number of internal investigations on behalf of multinational corporations and major financial services clients. Mr David has particular experience in providing advice within the context of multi-jurisdictional investigations involving UK-specific issues such as data protection or banking confidentiality.
Mr David also advises multinational companies and financial institutions in relation to their anti-money laundering, ethics and anti-corruption programmes, with particular focus on the UK Bribery Act and the concept of adequate procedures, as well as the broader issues of anti-bribery risk management, compliance and training.
In addition to his white-collar work, Mr David is a trustee and board member of the Centre for Criminal Appeals. Mr David has also represented pro bono clients in inquest proceedings through the Royal British Legion and was recently part of the team that secured a significant result for the families of four British servicemen who died in a road traffic collision while on active service in Afghanistan.