He is a senior associate in the firm's regulatory litigation practice, with wide-ranging experience of domestic and international regulatory and criminal matters. His representation of individuals and institutions has been recognised by the Legal 500, with clients singling him out for particular praise.
David has particular experience in the financial services sector, advising clients in the context of supervisory and enforcement actions brought by regulatory and prosecuting authorities, including the FCA, the PRA, the SFO, HMRC and the CMA in the UK; the Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury in the US; and the European Commission.
Areas of expertise include banking and markets regulation, senior management obligations, corporate crime and directors' criminal liability, corporate internal investigations, anti-money laundering and corruption, tax evasion, market abuse and retail consumer redress schemes.
David has represented clients caught up in the wake of the banking crisis and the Libor and FX manipulation scandals, including senior executives and trading and sales staff. He has also recently successfully defended a UK mortgage intermediary against allegations of mis-selling, secured the discontinuation of an FCA market abuse investigation into a client and defeated a significant cash forfeiture case instituted by HMRC.
David has authored numerous articles on diverse regulatory subjects, most notably the Bribery Act 2010. He is a member of the International Bar Association and its anti-corruption sub-committee.
"…singled out for praise"
The Legal 500 UK 2012