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Max specialises in serious financial crime and has been instructed in some of the most complex and high-profile cases that have come before the courts in recent years. He has extensive experience in cases with a significant international dimension, appearing for the SFO in the first LIBOR prosecutions (R v Hayes & R v Read & Ors) and is currently instructed in the Unaoil corruption investigation. He was also instructed by the FCA in its flagship insider dealing prosecution (Operation Saturn). For the defence, Max represented one of the three City traders indicted in the US in connection with the global Forex investigation (US v Usher) and has recently worked within the white-collar investigations team of a leading international law firm (WilmerHale), where he appeared in an attorney proffer with the US Department of Justice and the SEC in respect of an international corruption investigation. He is a member of the SFO’s A panel and a level 4 member of the CPS specialist panel for Fraud. He is presently instructed in a complex private prosecution relating to international fraud and regularly accepts defence instructions across a range of white-collar matters.


Professional Appointments:

FA Anti-Discrimination Chairman’s Panel.

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association;

South Eastern Circuit Fraud Lawyers;

Fraud Lawyers;

Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.