Matthew specialises in corporate and financial crime, internal investigations and contentious regulatory matters. He has experience advising both corporations and individuals facing complex cross-border investigations and prosecutions relating to allegations of bribery and corruption, money laundering, fraud and many other types of misconduct or regulatory failings.

In addition to his work on government facing investigations, Matthew has extensive experience conducting internal investigations.

Matthew regularly advises clients on a range of financial crime compliance topics including AML, ABC, economic sanctions and export controls.

Matthew has completed client secondments to a global financial institution and a leading international professional services firm where he assisted in-house legal teams with internal investigations and contentious regulatory matters. More recently, he completed an eighteen month secondment to the Serious Fraud Office where he worked as a prosecutor on a high profile fraud case.

Recent work

  • Representing a major financial institution in relation to investigations by the SFO, SEC and the US DOJ into allegations of money laundering and bribery and corruption.
  • Acting for a former senior executive in an on-going SFO investigation into global bribery and corruption in the oil and gas industry.
  • Representing a major financial institution in relation to the SFO’s investigations into benchmark manipulation and the SFO's prosecution of the financial institution's former employees.
  • Defending a private prosecution brought against a leading US private equity fund. Prosecution dismissed by the Recorder of Westminster at Southwark Crown Court.
  • Representing an individual in the so-called “Tuna Bond” prosecution being pursued by the EDNY.
  • Representing a major financial institution in relation to an ongoing tax evasion investigation by HMRC and an ancillary systems and controls investigation by the FCA.
  • Representing a major financial institution in relation to the investigations by the SFO and the FCA into capital raising activity.
  • Representing a "big four" accountancy firm in relation to an investigation by the Financial Reporting Council under the new Audit Enforcement Procedure.

(the above work was undertaken prior to joining Kingsley Napley).

 

Professional societies & memberships

  • Fraud Lawyers Association

 

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