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Hickman & Rose

Financial Crime: Individuals

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What the team is known for

London-based corporate crime practice acting for individuals accused of various offences including bribery, revenue fraud and regulatory breaches. Regularly instructed by senior professionals from large corporations involved in major SFO and HMRC investigations. Noted for its increasingly high-profile and high-value work in the financial services industry, as well as its growing presence in cross-border investigations. Also able to handle extradition issues.

Strengths

One client appreciates that "the firm is very thorough and goes above and beyond for its clients."

Work highlights

Represented the former managing director of G4S Care and Justice Services in criminal proceedings brought by the SFO alleging the company defrauded the government.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Katzen is particularly adept at handling criminal investigations into fraud, bribery and money laundering often with cross-border elements. He has further experience in fraudulent trading and manipulation matters.
"He is effective and meticulous in his approach."

Ben Rose is well known for his experience representing clients in multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations, including those led by the SFO, DOJ and FCA. He offers notable strength in bribery, corruption and tax fraud.
"He is an excellent tactician and strategist."

Ross Dixon is an established practitioner advising senior executives following allegations of bribery, corruption and money laundering. He is particularly active in SFO investigations, including those with cross-border implications.
"He is truly excellent and is a very reassuring presence."

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Overview

Hickman & Rose's business crime team is regularly instructed in the most serious and complex financial crime matters as they relate to individuals. Its lawyers have represented individuals in some of the most significant SFO cases of recent years, such as ENRC, UnaOil, Serco, BAT, G4S and Rolls-Royce. The team recently secured the acquittal of the former Managing Director of Tesco UK Ltd, accused in relation to an alleged £250m revenue recognition fraud.

The team has extensive experience advising and representing individuals at risk when the SFO and a corporate enter into a deferred prosecution agreement. 

The team’s lawyers are experienced in complex cross-border financial crime cases, including investigations by the US and European law enforcement agencies.They defend cross-border bribery and corruption matters, revenue recognition fraud and conduct and respond to internal investigations.

Clients are served by a highly-evolved team working system with expertise across professional boundaries, including both barristers and solicitors, and lawyers with experience of enforcement.

Limiting or preventing reputational damage is extremely important.The firm has an outstanding track record in pursuing successful complaints, challenges and compensation claims.

The team is also experienced in financial services regulatory cases. It provides expert strategic advice when these cases interface with business and financial crime, including matters under scrutiny by the FCA and FRC.

Members

Baker, Steffan

Dixon, Ross

du Boulay, Christopher

Katzen, Andrew P

Rose, Ben

Sheils, Emily

Financial Crime: Individuals

Hickman & Rose

firm
Location

Pennybank

33-35 St John’s Square

London

Greater London

UK

EC1M 4DS

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Financial Crime: Individuals


Andrew P Katzen
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