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Greenberg Traurig, PA

Financial Crime: Corporates

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What the team is known for

A growing team offering expertise in international criminal investigations, counting global corporations and senior executives among its clients. Particularly adept at handling SFO investigations.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are very pragmatic and level-headed when dealing with sensitive topics."

Notable practitioners

Anne-Marie Ottaway acts for large corporations on a broad range of financial matters. She is particularly active in investigations by the SFO, FCA and HMRC into insider trading, bribery and fraud.
"She is a very sound practitioner with good judgement." "She offers a lot of in-depth knowledge and is incredibly practical."

Barry Vitou maintains an excellent reputation in the market, offering particular expertise in SFO investigations as well as assisting with internal investigations. He also advises on money laundering regulations and unexplained wealth orders.
"He is absolutely great, very pragmatic and knows how regulators think, so is very good at focusing attention and pre-empting actions."

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Overview

•    London Team founded 2018 GT founded its London white-collar defence and investigations team in 2018 following the arrival of leading practitioners Barry Vitou and Anne-Marie Ottaway, who joined GT to work together again having previously founded a leading practice at their prior firm.
•    Senior team Barry Vitou and Anne-Marie Ottaway both have over 20 years of experience in this area and have achieved stellar reputations:

- Barry has participated in several leading cases through his private practice, including the first prosecution of a corporate under section 7 of the Bribery Act. 
- Anne-Marie worked for 13 years at the Serious Fraud Office where she worked on some of the most high-profile fraud and bribery prosecutions. She’s presently Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Bribery Act.
•    Corporate & high net worth individual defence The team are well known for defending clients in white-collar criminal investigations involving ‘bet the farm’ matters, often at the cutting edge of criminal law enforcement. 
•    Cross-border excellence Our strong links in the US, Europe, and Asia enable us to advise clients on cross border investigations. We often act on behalf of clients on complex investigations spanning numerous jurisdictions. 
•    Cutting edge Barry and Anne-Marie have frequently represented companies and individuals in high profile criminal investigations and/or legal firsts.

Financial Crime: Corporates Department

Greenberg Traurig, PA

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The Shard

Level 8

32 London Bridge Street

London

Greater London

UK

SE1 9SG

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Financial Crime: Corporates


Anne-Marie Ottaway
Band 4
Barry Vitou
Band 2