Regulatory Compliance (Including AML and ABC)

Our experienced team of experts offers clients expert guidance on how to navigate all aspects of this area of law.

This is complemented by the team’s ability to provide expert advice in relation to (or in expectation of) any accompanying investigations and prosecutions.

Regulatory Compliance

We have vast expertise in advising on anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption and sanctions regulation and compliance, and offer specialist knowledge and advice with regards to the new and expanding rules affecting cryptoassets, NFTs and blockchain technology,  both at the domestic and international levels.

Sanctions Compliance

Our expert team of white-collar and financial crime lawyers is highly experienced in dealing with the UK authorities in respect of international financial sanctions.

We regularly assist individuals and companies with their applications to the UK authorities for licences in order to enable them to conduct business that might otherwise be prevented by sanctions regimes.

Please see our section on Financial Sanctions for further information.

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

Our team of highly skilled business and financial crime lawyers advises businesses of all sizes to comply with the anti-money laundering regime.

With vast experience both in private practice and working with the regulators, we know that the UK’s anti-money laundering regime is one of the most stringent in the world.

We work closely with our clients to navigate this complex and ever-changing area of law that requires up-to-date expertise relevant to their individual commercial contexts.  Helping them stay on top of their obligations, we regularly assist clients with the review and implementation of (global) compliance programmes, including the review and drafting of policies, provision of tailored training, due diligence requirements, risk assessments, advice on when to make a suspicious activity report, as well as defence against criminal prosecution.

As the world of crypto becomes more mainstream, we have gathered a team of specialist lawyers to advise on and draft unique policies relating to cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens.

Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC)

Our team of highly skilled business and financial crime lawyers advises businesses of all sizes to comply with all elements of the Bribery Act 2010.

With vast experience both in private practice and working with the regulators, we know what constitutes adequate compliance procedures.

We work closely with our clients to understand their individual commercial contexts in order to offer the best advice on the appropriate solutions for their needs. We regularly advise clients on how to avoid committing an offence and provide regular training to all staff to mitigate any future breaches.

We are also well adept at defending them against prosecution for failure to prevent bribery when the need arises.

Our experience of dealing with investigative agencies across the world ensures that an informed and tailored approach to each client is provided in every case. Should any issues of extradition arise, then further advice can be provided.

In circumstances where companies find themselves subject to dawn raids, we offer expert advice during these stressful times and advise as to any interviews that might also be conducted.

Recent cases

  • Acted for a successful businessman and his company in responding to HMRC’s request for material in relation to a money laundering investigation
  • Also advised the associated company above in respect of a request for material under data protection legislation
  • Advised a company responding to a request under data protection law and a Crown Court production order
  • Advised numerous individuals and entities regarding anti-money laundering compliance procedures, including in relation to cryptoassets and non-fungible tokens
  • Advised numerous individuals and entities on compliance with the UK sanctions regime.