Maya is a lawyer in the firm’s Criminal practice with particular experience in 'white collar' crime, specifically complex fraud and business crime litigation.

She has advised individuals who have been the subject of investigations and prosecutions by various agencies such as: Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), (formerly the Financial Services Authority (FSA)) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), (formerly the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)).

In addition to white collar crime, Maya represents individuals at the police station and beyond in a wide range of criminal charges from driving cases to robbery, grievous bodily harm, rape and other serious criminal offences.

Maya is fluent in French and has represented French-speaking individuals and been involved in cases involving French companies and authorities. She has recently worked on a cartel case originally investigated by the OFT with a parallel European Commission (EC) investigation. 

She is also currently working on a large-scale investigation involving the FCA which has cross-border implications with a parallel investigation carried out by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Maya joined Kingsley Napley in 2009, having completed her training contract at regional firm Illiffes Booth Bennett, qualifying in October 2009.

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+44 (0)20 7814 1272

msilva@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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