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Fran Legg

T: +44 20 7809 2031 Email Fran | vCard Office: London

Fran Legg Associate

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Fran Legg

Fran Legg

T: +44 20 7809 2031 Email Fran | vCard Office: London

Fran is a regulatory and criminal lawyer who has experience acting for both individuals and corporations in high profile multi-jurisdictional investigations, primarily within the financial services sector.
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Fran is an associate in the firm’s market-leading regulatory litigation team.

She has acted for clients under investigation, both in a regulatory and criminal context, by agencies such as the Financial Conduct Authority and the Serious Fraud Office. Fran’s criminal experience also extends to matters involving private prosecutions.

Fran’s work often has an international element to it. She has advised clients in relation to cross-border investigations that involve non-UK agencies such as the US Department of Justice, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Fran trained in the firm’s London and Hong Kong offices.

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate and directors' criminal liability
  • Regulatory litigation

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Advised clients on policies and procedures, reporting obligations and potential criminal liability under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

The Bribery Act 2010

Advised individuals and institutions in relation to Bribery Act 2010 issues.

Private prosecution

Acted for two licensed insolvency practitioners who were accused of being involved in a criminal conspiracy to defraud.

Corporate investigations

Advised on and conducted corporate investigations, including an investigation into the collapse of a Gibraltar insurance company, and the conduct of its directors and auditors.

Bribery and corruption

Acted for a whistleblower in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption in a multi-jurisdictional financial services company.

More: Corporate and directors' criminal liability

Market conduct

Advised a group of companies in respect of regulatory investigations by UK and US authorities arising from alleged market misconduct.

Lack of integrity

Acted for individuals in relation to allegations by the Financial Conduct Authority of a lack of integrity under Statement of Principle 1.

Cooperation between regulators

Advised a client in relation to an investigation opened by the Financial Conduct Authority for the purpose of assisting the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

More: Regulatory litigation

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