Paul Holmes

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Paul Holmes specializes in strategic and crisis communications. He provides companies and their boards with communications counsel and support for high profile, complex civil and criminal litigation, enforcement actions, governance matters and regulatory and internal investigations. Paul has represented many of the world’s largest companies in the financial services, media, retail, insurance, healthcare and transportation sectors, among others.

Select representations include:

-- Lead communications adviser to Volkswagen AG on U.S. and global litigation and regulatory investigations arising from its diesel crisis.

-- Litigation, regulatory and governance communications counsel to Moody’s in the fallout from the financial crisis.

-- Communications counsel to a leading oil & gas company in its settlements of civil securities litigation and U.S. government investigations arising from a multi-national corruption investigation.


Before joining Finsbury in 2007, Paul had a successful career in international journalism. He has worked in more than 50 countries and was the Political and General News Editor at Reuters for five years.


Latin Lawyer – The Guide to Corporate Crisis Management: “Singing from the Same Song Sheet: How Collaboration Between Legal and Communications Can Mitigate a Crisis” (January 2019)