Slaughter and May

Financial Crime: Corporates Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for A popular choice for a raft of household-name entities including banks, manufacturers and government departments. First-rate experience in dealing with high-profile investigations by major prosecutors, including the SFO and the FCA. Accomplished in advising on cross-border regulatory investigations involving alleged rate manipulation, as well as sanctions matters. Well versed in the interaction between civil litigation and corporate financial crime.

Strengths One source reports: "All of the lawyers are extremely bright, commercially astute and very good tactically."

Another attests: "They are excellent and always responsive."

Work highlights Represented Standard Chartered in investigations by the FCA, DOJ, OFAC and others into anti-money laundering matters and sanctions compliance.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Clark acts on large SFO investigations and internal investigations surrounding bribery and corruption allegations, with further experience of market manipulation issues.
"He is able to see straight to the heart of a problem and is a very good solicitor." "He is very good, solid and reliable."

Jonathan Cotton is co-head of the firm's global investigations group. He acts for multinational corporations on an array of financial crime matters including SFO and internal investigations into corruption, fraud and misconduct. He also advises on DPAs with foreign authorities.
"He is effective, practical, down to earth and has good client management skills." "He is extremely bright, very user-friendly and an extremely good tactician."

Richard Swallow routinely acts for major corporations in financial crime matters. He has significant expertise acting in SFO investigations into allegations of bribery and corruption.
"He is a very talented and creative lawyer and is a great strategist and zealous advocate." "He is an extremely good tactician."