Even diligent individuals and companies can find themselves in trouble with the authorities. When this occurs they need exceptional advice from an experienced practitioner.
Whatever the nature of the dispute or issue, Keystone's lawyers are experienced across the entire spectrum of commercial fraud and financial crime. From prevention to resolution, we have an exceptional track record of working with businesses, banks and individuals - particularly company directors. All have benefited from our straight-forward, sensible and seasoned advice in times of stress and concern.
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The introduction of the Bribery Act 2010 has seen an increased number of businesses and individuals investigated and sometimes prosecuted in relation to issues of bribery and corruption. We work closely with organisations to ensure that they do not fall foul to an investigation by helping to implement adequate procedures in to their businesses. Our team of experts are also highly experienced in successfully advising clients, both businesses and individuals, who have been the subject of such investigations.
Directors are subject to legally binding duties and can become the subject of an investigation and subsequent disqualification for a number of years if found guilty of falling foul of these, or following the insolvency of the company for which they are a Director. We understand the pressure on Directors and often advise them during an investigation in order to avoid any disqualification proceedings. We are also available to advise once proceedings are underway in order to prevent or minimise any period of disqualification.
Undergoing any disciplinary procedure is a stressful time for any individual and particularly for individuals working in heavily regulated sectors including financial and professional services. We have vast experience in acting for and guiding these individuals through the difficult process of being subject of an investigation by a regulatory body such as the FCA, ICAEW or the SRA.
Emily is a regulatory lawyer with a wealth of expertise in remediation, regulatory change implementation, consumer credit and retail conduct, and financial crime issues.
Alison is a commercial litigator with over 11 years’ post qualification experience of a broad range of domestic and international/cross-jurisdictional High Court litigation. She provides commercial, risk and strategic advice as well as legal and Dispute Resolution advice, and acts for high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions and companies.
Dual-qualified to practice in both the UK and France, Bruno is a lawyer specialising in financial services, payment services and fintech. His versatile practice covers funds and asset management to payments, derivatives, market infrastructure including clearing and fund custody
Robert is a consultant in the Dispute Resolution team with over 15 years' experience running large-scale commercial litigation and white-collar criminal investigations for high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and companies, including companies in the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.
Simon is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer who advises clients across a wide range of industries.
Robert is a consultant barrister in the Dispute Resolution team. An experienced litigator, Robert's work involves a wide range of commercial and corporate disputes.
Trevor has over 40 years’ experience in the fields of dispute resolution, travel and aviation, and insolvency.
Aman is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer with more than ten years’ experience working on high-profile corporate and personal insolvency cases that include multi-million pound bankruptcies and fraud investigations.
Claire is an accomplished anti-bribery and corruption specialist with over 25 years’ experience in advising on business crime, corporate fraud and corruption investigations. In particular, she has an in-depth knowledge of complex international cases, instigated against both corporates and individuals by Government agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Department of Justice (DOJ) and by multilateral development banks, as well as urgent and extensive internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients.
Matheu joined Keystone Law in 2008 from a niche litigation practice. Before that he worked for one of the world’s largest law firms, DLA Piper. His tax litigation practice covers direct and indirect taxes and also customs duties.