Senior executives at global wealth management firm
Advised two senior executives in proceedings brought by the FCA for allegations of failing to perform a review of systems and controls following a fraud prior to assuming their roles at the firm.
Senior individual at inter-dealer brokerage
Represented a senior individual in prohibition proceedings brought by the FCA based on the findings of a civil court.
Represented and advised a large insurance intermediary in relation to an FCA investigation into allegations that it had breached the FCA’s Principles and Rules concerning client money.
Bank of Beirut
Advised an internal auditor of a UK branch of a Middle East bank concerning misleading communications made to the FCA.
Advised a number of individuals in relation to investigations conducted by the FCA into allegations they were involved in Libor and Euribor financial benchmark manipulation.
Foreign exchange investigations
Advised a number of individuals in relation to investigations conducted by the FCA into allegations that they were involved in foreign exchange - G10 spot currency - pricing manipulation.
Insurance company redress scheme
Advised an insurance company on the development and implementation of a scheme of arrangement.
Financial Ombudsman Service
Acting for a private wealth management firm in relation to a complaint by a customer to the Financial Ombudsman Service concerning investment advice.
More: Regulatory litigation
Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank AG
Advised a German-Iranian bank in relation to judicial review proceedings brought against the UK government in the English High Court and in parallel proceedings in the EU courts.
Persia International Bank Plc
Successfully represented our client, the UK subsidiary of two Iranian banks, on its legal challenge to its designation in the General Court.
Bank Saderat Iran
Advised this Iranian bank on its successful legal challenge to its designation in the General Court. We are currently advising it on an appeal brought by the Council in the Court of Justice.
Senior individuals of UK-Iranian banks
Advising on legal challenges in relation to designations in the General Court and the UK Courts. These individuals were designated in December 2011 and were delisted in August and April 2012 respectively.
Former Chairman of Bank Saderat Plc
Advised our client on his legal challenge to his designation in Canada. This was the first challenge to the Canadian sanctions against Iran.
Advised numerous Syrian individuals in proceedings brought against the Council of the EU in the General Court and European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.
Sanctions related damages claim
Advising a British-Iranian bank in relation to a €140 million damages claim brought against the Council of the EU for damages caused as a result of its designation pursuant to EU sanctions.
Corporate crime and directors' criminal liability
Representing a senior individual in relation to a criminal investigation being conducted by the SFO concerning Euribor manipulation. Involves investigations being conducted by prosecution agencies in three jurisdictions.
Foreign exchange investigations
Advising a number of individuals in relation to internal investigations being carried out by financial institutions concerning allegations of foreign exchange - G10 spot currency – price fixing and market manipulation.
FINMA Forex investigation
Represented an FCA approved person called as a witness in relation to a criminal investigation being carried out by the Swiss financial regulator (FINMA) into alleged foreign exchange manipulation.
Internal bribery investigations
Advised a multi-national company concerning allegations of bribes that were made by an employee in exchange for the procuring of business contracts.
Advising corporates and directors in relation to D&O insurance coverage concerning investigations by regulatory and criminal prosecution bodies.
More: Corporate crime and directors' criminal liability
Advising businesses affected by sanctions on the application of EU and UK sanctions legislation. Providing commercially focused advice and support to help businesses avoid breaching sanctions and continue operating in these difficult circumstances.
Reviewing and amending bribery policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the Bribery Act 2010 and FCA requirements concerning systems and controls requirements.
Providing advice on the transfer of the UK consumer credit powers to the FCA and its impact on a variety of clients, including one providing card protection insurance and a UK branch of a Middle East bank.
Senior Managers Regime
Providing advice in relation to the revised Approved Persons framework (comprising the Senior Managers Regime, Certification Regime and Conduct of Business Rules).
More: Regulatory compliance