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David Rundle

Counsel

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David Rundle focuses his practice on white collar crime and financial services enforcement. He acts for companies and individuals who face criminal or regulatory investigations. Given his previous work at the Enforcement and Financial Crime Division of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), he is well placed to advise on all aspects of the FCA's enforcement process and powers. Mr. Rundle is dual qualified: he has been called to the Bar of England and Wales and is also admitted to practice in New York.

Mr. Rundle represented a client implicated in the FCA's EURIBOR investigation. He has also represented ex-members of the FSA's senior management, who were interested individuals in the Bank of England's investigation into the collapse of HBOS, and the adequacy of the FSA's enforcement response. He has considerable experience in enforcement cases pursued against approved persons.

In the criminal sphere, he has acted in criminal matters since the outset of his career. Prior to joining the firm, he was an independent barrister predominantly acting in criminal cases for both prosecution and defence. He conducted jury trials in the Crown Court and appeared in appellate matters, both in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) and the Divisional Court. 

He regularly acts in pro bono matters, typically in appellate criminal matters. 

Publications & News

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April 25, 2018

FCA Enforcement - Five Years on

A blog post by David Rundle, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

April 25, 2018

Judging the Financial Conduct Authority 5 Years On

In this Law360 article, David Rundle analyzes the Financial Conduct Authority's performance since its creation five years ago, and identifies some principal challenges it may face over the next five years.

January 2, 2018

Update: Creation of the National Economic Crime Centre

A blog post by David Rundle, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

November 10, 2017

The failure to prevent tax evasion

A blog post by David Rundle and Chloe Salter, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog and by Compliance Monitor.

October 12, 2017

The Legal 500 UK Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices in 2017 Edition

In the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 UK, WilmerHale is named a top-tier firm for dispute resolution - international arbitration and crime, fraud and licensing - fraud: white-collar crime, and is recommended in four other practice areas. The guide also names five partners to its "Leading lawyers" list, and recognizes a total of 11 of the firm's London-based lawyers.

May 8, 2017

Cyber-resilience—a repeated regulatory message

A blog post by David Rundle, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

March 17, 2017

Review of UK agencies responsible for tackling economic crime

A blog post by David Rundle, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

February 28, 2017

Anticipating 'Good Conduct Regulation' In The UK

A blog post by David Rundle and Leila Gaafar, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog and by Law360 on February 28, 2017.

February 20, 2017

Welcome changes to the Enforcement Process: more streamlined, efficient and transparent

A blog post by David Rundle, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

August 8, 2016

DARK POOLS – The FCA’s Thematic Review

A blog post by David Rundle, published on the WilmerHale W.I.R.E. UK blog.

Professional Activities

Mr. Rundle is a member of the Criminal Bar Association and the Financial Services Lawyers Association. He also acts as treasurer of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.

Recent Highlights

  • Acted for an individual investigated by the FCA for alleged EURIBOR manipulation
  • Advising an FCA-authorised hedge fund on the regulatory implications of its controller's foreign conviction
  • Represented ex-members of the FSA's senior management  who were interested individuals in the Bank of England's investigation into the collapse of HBOS, and the adequacy of the FSA's enforcement response
  • Worked in a team, instructed by a Swiss bank to conduct an internal investigation into tax evasion and associated systemic issues (specifically advised on UK regulatory implications)
  • Worked in a team, instructed by a multinational financial institution to conduct an internal investigation into money laundering controls

Practices

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Education

BVC, Nottingham Law School, 2006

LLB, University of Nottingham, 2005

Bar Admissions

England and Wales

New York

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