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WilmerHale

Financial Crime: Corporates

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What the team is known for

A renowned practice with considerable experience of white-collar crime matters, including SFO work. Expertise in bribery and misconduct matters. Frequently engaged by banking and manufacturing clients to advise on high-stakes, cross-border internal investigations. Draws on a market-leading US practice to provide a strong transatlantic service.

Strengths

Clients say: "The team is very well connected across the UK and with international colleagues."

Notable practitioners

Stephen Pollard is recognised for his expertise in a wide range of financial crime matters with multi-jurisdictional elements. He is adept at handling multinational investigations, such as those relating to bribery.
"He is a class act; pragmatic, capable and genuine." "He is calm, thoughtful and provides good advice to clients."

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Overview

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 counsel clients through 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 National Crime Agency (NCA), 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. Mr. 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.

Financial Crime: Corporates Department

WilmerHale

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49 Park Lane

London

Greater London

UK

W1K 1PS

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Financial Crime: Corporates


Stephen Pollard
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