Lawyer profile for UK 2021
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Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory - UK-wide
"Tony is one of the best regulatory lawyers. He understands the scene very well and has a real sense of what can be achieved in a case.""He's very collaborative and very insightful."
Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Firms)
Financial Crime: Individuals - London (Firms)
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Tony is acknowledged as a leading individual in regulatory litigation, specialising in financial services and corporate crime. He has advised clients in the highest profile regulatory cases since the 1990s. Having started professional life as a prosecutor, Tony has a unique insight into how the authorities in the UK and overseas think.
Tony heads the firm's regulatory litigation practice and has advised institutions and individuals on national and international regulatory and criminal issues for over twenty years, earning him accolades such as "a premier league practitioner", "counsel of choice" and "an exceptional talent".
Tony's wide ranging experience in the sector has included representing those under investigation by or giving assistance to the regulatory and prosecuting authorities, including the FCA, the PRA, the SFO and the CMA in the UK; the Department of Justice, the CFTC and the SEC in the US; and in many other jurisdictions, primarily Hong Kong, Dubai, Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
Areas of expertise include banking and markets regulation, senior management obligations, corporate and directors' criminal liability, anti-money laundering and corruption, insider dealing, market abuse, systems audits, extradition and conducting and advising on corporate internal investigations.
Tony sits part time as a judge in criminal cases.