UK Investigations and Criminal Litigation LITIGATION/CONTROVERSY
Our UK Investigations and Criminal Litigation lawyers advise 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. We 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 (HMRC), the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), as well as overseas agencies such as the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 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 UK. 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 UK team works closely with colleagues in the United States and Europe to provide a seamless global service. 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.

Contacts

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Jonas, Stephen A.

Stephen A. Jonas

Chair, Investigations and Criminal Litigation Practice Group

+1 617 526 6144 (t)

stephen.jonas@wilmerhale.com

Pollard, Stephen

Stephen Pollard

Partner

+44 (0)20 7872 1006 (t)

stephen.pollard@wilmerhale.com

David, Christopher

Christopher David

Senior Associate

+44 (0)20 7872 1015 (t)

christopher.david@wilmerhale.com

Geary, Alison

Alison Geary

Senior Associate

+44 (0)20 7872 1036 (t)

alison.geary@wilmerhale.com

Proudlock, Elly

Elly Proudlock

Senior Associate

+44 (0)20 7872 1016 (t)

elly.proudlock@wilmerhale.com

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David Rundle

Associate

+44 (0)20 7872 1607 (t)

david.rundle@wilmerhale.com

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Kelly Thomson

Associate

+44 (0)20 7872 1069 (t)

kelly.thomson@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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February 24, 2014

UK Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A Practical Guide

The introduction of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the UK has been hotly anticipated and the law finally comes into force today.

December 19, 2013

The Lawyer Ranks WilmerHale Among Top 10 Global Litigation Practices

The Lawyer has ranked WilmerHale among the top 10 litigation practices in the world in this year's list of the Global Litigation Top 50—an annual analysis of which of the world's largest firms are generating the most fee income from disputes.

December 10, 2013

Serious Fraud Office Dahdaleh Trial Collapses

On December 10, 2013, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) offered no evidence in its case against Victor Dahdaleh in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption. With the SFO not presenting any evidence, the judge at Southwark Crown Court in London instructed the jury to return verdicts of not guilty on all eight charges. The jury was then discharged.

November 6, 2013

Chambers Recognizes Top WilmerHale UK Lawyers and Practices

Chambers UK: A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2014 ranked six WilmerHale lawyers and one practice for outstanding work and reputation.

September 30, 2013

WilmerHale Receives “Top Tier” Ranking in 2013 Legal 500 UK

The Legal 500, the United Kingdom's guide to outstanding lawyers, has announced its annual rankings selecting WilmerHale as a top tier law firm in dispute resolution - international arbitration, and highly recommending the firm in nine other categories.

September 20, 2013

WilmerHale Response to Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Consultation on Draft Code of Practice

A response by Stephen Pollard, Christopher David, Alison Geary, Elly Proudlock and Kelly Thomson.

August 15, 2013

UK Bribery Act Prosecutions

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (“SFO”) has brought charges under the UK Bribery Act 2010 for the first time.

July 15, 2013

Gary Born and Stephen Pollard Ranked Among The Chambers 100 UK

Partners Gary Born and Stephen Pollard in the firm’s London office have been ranked highly in the 2013 edition of The Chambers 100—a new list that ranks the top lawyers throughout the United Kingdom.

May 16, 2013

Privilege revisited: privilege issues in internal investigations

An article by Christopher David and Alison Geary, published in the Fraud and Corporate Crime section of The In-House Lawyer.

May 16, 2013

The calm before the storm: are you prepared for a dawn raid?

An article by Kelly Thomson, published in the Fraud and Corporate Crime section of The In-House Lawyer.

DPA Guide

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A Practical GuideThe introduction of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in the UK has been hotly anticipated and on 24 February 2014 the law finally came into force.

Our practical, working guide covers the process through which Deferred Prosecution Agreements are offered, arranged and, if breached, terminated. The guide also explores current DPA trends in the United States.

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