WilmerHale has one of the leading investigations and criminal litigation practices in London.
The team advises on all aspects of criminal and regulatory investigations, working across jurisdictions on white-collar crime matters such as fraud, insider dealing, market abuse, bribery and corruption, cartel defence and corporate investigations. In addition, the team provides advice in relation to ethics and compliance.
The WilmerHale team are experienced in acting for multinational companies, corporate executives, high-ranking public officials and in-house counsel. We deal with investigations by a wide range of agencies and prosecution authorities, including the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), HM Revenue and Customs, the National Crime Agency, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service, as well as overseas agencies such as the US Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
The UK group is headed by Stephen Pollard, a highly experienced practitioner who is widely recognised as one of the leading white-collar defence lawyers in the United Kingdom. Pollard and his team have particular experience in the defence of financial services fraud, multi-jurisdictional white-collar crime allegations, corruption allegations, criminal cartel allegations and sanctions/export control work. The group also has experience in conducting internal corporate investigations on behalf of companies that suspect employee misconduct or where there is a risk of exposure to a formal criminal or regulatory investigation.
The team is currently instructed on most of the significant SFO and FCA matters, including (among others) the investigations into manipulation of benchmarks, ENRC, Rolls-Royce, Petrofac, GSK, Tesco, Barclays, Alstom and G4S.
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