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Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Firms)
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Marcus Thompson is a partner in the Government & Internal Investigations Group in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. He assists corporate clients with a variety of business-related criminal matters such as anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, international sanctions, and company investigations. Marcus also advises clients on highly sensitive matters involving data breaches and workplace compliance investigations. He has particular experience in advising private equity firms and their portfolio companies on business crime and risk mitigation, including the design and implementation of compliance programmes.
Marcus also represents senior individuals who are facing investigation by government agencies such as the SFO, FCA, NCA and FRC.
Previously, Marcus was a barrister in independent practice where his work focused on prosecuting and defending trials in the criminal courts. After leaving private practice, he served as the legal adviser on financial and international crime at the Serious Organised Crime Agency (now the National Crime Agency) in London and worked with a number of other government agencies and departments involved in investigations, intelligence and policy making.