Having been at Osborne Clarke since 2015, Jeremy has continued to enhance his status as a leading business crime lawyer, a specialism he has developed over 30 years in both London and Hong Kong.
Jeremy applies his extensive knowledge of his practice area in helping both commercial organisations and senior executives in dealing with investigations involving national and international enforcement agencies.
His practice routinely sees him called upon to advise clients, often in situations of extreme pressure, across a wide range of business crime issues. He assists clients with a presence in each of the firms’ sectors with matters that include bribery investigations and anti-money laundering problems. He has particularly wide experience of acting for organisations in the real estate, financial services and healthcare sectors.
He is noted as a leading practitioner in the independent directories and is frequently asked for expert comment by the leading media agencies.
He is one of three solicitors appointed to sit on the UK's national Anti-Doping Panel and is a Judicial Officer for the RFU and World Rugby.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
As the world of enforcement becomes ever more international and complicated, I strive to keep client updated with developments that are relevant to their specific business, delivered in a quick clear briefing.
To this end, I just wanted to say how impressed I have been by the work and support that has been provided by Jeremy. His assistance has been invaluable.… available at the drop of a hat and essentially …he has been down in the trenches alongside me – a great display of working together, winning together for sure! (GC FTSE 100 Property Company).
Acted for a FTSE company in relation to payments made to overseas officials. Undertaking a detailed analysis of the factual position and advising on Bribery Act exposure.
Advised a leading FS company in relation to potential exposure to UK corruption risks following matters uncovered post the acquisition of an overseas subsidiary.
XYZ Ltd (UKs Second Deferred prosecution Agreement)
Represented a director of the company interviewed under caution and successfully ensuring that no action was taken against our client, when proceedings taken against other directors.
Acted for a former commercial director of a leading UK company in relation to a high profile and on–going SFO international corruption inquiry.
Represented a UK director facing extradition to the USA in relation to a significant pharmaceutical based prosecution brought against by the US Food and Drugs Administration.
Victims of crime
Assisted a global electronics manufacturer that was subject to a high profile hack of its computer system. Engaging with law enforcement to limit risk of secondary regulatory and civil liability arising.
Bribery Act contract issues
Acted for a leading international lift manufacturer, provides with multiple UK sites in London. Approached by prominent agency requesting payment to recommend client's services, which we advised were contrary to Bribery Act.
Acted for a leading FTSE 100 property company in relation to a significant investment by a PEP. Detailed advice given to GC and CEO, with regard to potential exposure to the business. Proactively liaised with the NCA to avoid any risk arising and secured expedited Defence Against Money Laundering confirmation.
Advised FTSE 100 FS company in relation to potential in response to a whistle blower report of bribery in Africa. Working with Big 4 accountants to investigate and provided detailed advice to the board. Engaged with the SFO to ensure matter delay with locally and secured commendation for the client as to it responsible approach.
Instructed by a major international food based healthcare company to investigate issues of potential cross–jurisdictional bribery/conflict of interest. Worked with data forensic experts to prepare a report to the board with advice as to risk and recommended actions.
Rolls-Royce SFO investigation/Deferred Prosecution Agreement
Acted for a former commercial director in relation to the high profile SFO investigation. Detailed preparation for lengthy interviews over a number of year, leading to action being taken against the client.