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David Savage is a partner and the head of Stewarts’ financial crime investigations department. His prior role as the group senior sanctions officer for a private bank, combined with extensive financial crime experience in private practice, results in David being expertly placed to advise on the legal, regulatory, commercial and practical aspects of sanctions, fraud, corruption, money laundering, market manipulation, market abuse and insider trading. David has a reputation for providing commercial, pragmatic advice and is particularly adept in conducting internal investigations.
Before honing his extensive experience in international sanctions in a banking environment, David worked for several years in the financial crime team at Eversheds Sutherland. His expertise includes conducting internal bribery and corruption investigations for domestic and multinational companies, and advising and dealing with money laundering risks and issues. He successfully advises and defends in matters concerning the FCA, SFO, HMRC, NCA, CPS and the US DOJ.
David brings expertise in international sanctions at a level usually found only within financial institutions, advising individuals, banks and corporates regarding their obligations in doing business around the world, where there may be a possible sanctions or other financial crime exposure.
David is acknowledged by The Legal 500 as ‘a sanctions specialist who actually knows how sanctions work – having worked extensively in this field for years’.
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