Fred is a Senior Associate in our Business Crime & Investigation team. He has significant experience in advising individual and corporate clients in relation to government, regulatory and internal investigations, particularly in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud and money laundering.
Fred has advised clients on investigations brought by both UK and international law enforcement authorities and regulators, including the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the Financial Conduct Authority as well as the US Department of Justice.
Fred has acted on some of the most high-profile and significant prosecutions brought by the SFO in recent years, including defending individuals in connection with the SFO’s investigations and prosecutions in respect of both Unaoil and G4S.
He has also advised corporate clients on internal investigations as well as compliance matters.
Fred has also spent time on secondment in the Financial Crime Legal team of an international bank, during which time he provided advice in relation to a wide range of issues including money laundering and sanctions matters.
Represented and secured the acquittal prior to trial of a former G4S employee in criminal proceedings brought by the SFO concerning an alleged fraud against the UK government.
Represented a senior oil industry executive in relation to a SFO investigation and prosecution relating to alleged bribery in post-war Iraq, including securing the quashing of this individual’s convictions in proceedings before the Court of Appeal.
Represented a senior bank trader in connection with the worldwide investigation into the manipulation of foreign exchange benchmarks by the US Department of Justice, SFO and other agencies.
Advised a global financial institution regarding a multi-jurisdictional investigation into failures in systems and controls related to money laundering.
Advised a senior gaming industry executive in relation to an HMRC investigation.