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Alison Geary

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Alison Geary's practice focuses on white collar crime involving fraud, bribery, corruption, cartels and money laundering. She acts in Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and World Bank investigations. She acts for both individuals and corporations under investigation. She has been listed in Global Investigations Review's 40 under 40, a list of “accomplished young investigations lawyers who will help shape the future of this fast-evolving area of law.” She was nominated for Best in White Collar at the Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards 2019, and is recognized as a Future Leader in both Who's Who Legal: Investigations and Chambers and Partners, where she is described as "extremely capable, very well researched and very commercial with her advice."

Her casework currently includes acting for both individuals and corporations. She is currently acting in a high profile multi-jurisdictional corruption investigation for a corporation and for an individual in the SFO's high-profile investigations into ENRC. She has represented individuals in various benchmark manipulation cases, including acting for FX trader Rohan Ramchandani in both the UK and in his trial and acquittal in the United States Southern District of New York. She has previously acted for high-profile individuals in the SFO's investigation into Rolls Royce and the investigation by the Metropolitan Police into phone hacking.

Ms. Geary has extensive experience conducting internal investigations, often spanning many jurisdictions. She has conducted an investigation for a multi-national firm investigating various allegations of criminal offences committed by senior management, including allegations of sexual offences. She also advised corporations being investigated by the World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency and other multi-lateral development banks. This matter was concluded with no action being taken by the World Bank.

Ms. Geary regularly provides commentary on white collar crime matters and has been quoted in publications such as The Times (London), The Guardian and Reuters. She is recommended in the 2015, 2016 and 2018 editions of The Legal 500 UK for white-collar crime.

Personal

LPC, BPP Law School, 2008

with distinction

BPP Law School, 2007

BA, Social Policy and Administration, University of Nottingham, 2004