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David Stern

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Practice Areas

Business crime and serious fraud with an emphasis on financial services, insurance, international commerce, internal corporate investigations, private prosecution and defence.


Joint Head of the Business Crime & Financial Regulation Practice Group. Acted as leading junior and junior counsel in many cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office and the FCA and those with international agency involvement. Recently appointed as special counsel to Edmonds Marshall McMahon, a leading investigations and private prosecution firm acting for international government agencies, corporates and HNW individuals.

Successfully acted as leading junior and junior counsel in two SFO prosecutions for alleged manipulation of LIBOR benchmarks and with specialist knowledge of Cum-Ex trading issues.

Particular expertise in advisory work arising out of financial transactions and compliance. Instructed to represent corporations and individuals in FCA regulatory investigations. An accredited mediator, handling commercial disputes involving financial services and high-value insurance claims. Expert witness on Lloyd’s of London and FSMA 2000 and acted as settlement counsel in numerous substantial London Market insurance claims, including World Trade Center.

Professional Memberships

Fraud Lawyers Association and Lincoln’s Inn (1989)