When: Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Where: 2 London Wall Place, London EC2Y 5AU
Stephen Gentle - Simmons & Simmons
Stephen is head of the firm’s Crime, Fraud & Investigations group. He specialises in assisting corporate and individual clients in complex fraud and financial regulatory matters, frequently with multi-jurisdictional aspects.
He has particular expertise in advising in anti-bribery and anti-money laundering compliance, investigations and proceedings and Financial Conduct Authority matters (with a particular emphasis on insider dealing, market misconduct and international regulatory issues). He has expertise in Competition and Markets Authority criminal cartel investigations. His international criminal practice covers extradition proceedings, financial sanctions advice and mutual legal assistance requests where he acts for corporations, individuals and governments.
Louise Hodges - Kingsley Napley
Louise is particularly well known for representing individuals subject to financial regulatory and/or criminal investigations for market abuse or market misconduct including insider dealing and misleading the market, mainly dealt with by the FCA or the SFO. She heads the KN Financial Services Group.
She often advises early in an investigation, aiming where possible to avoid criminal charges and either secure no further action or an alternative regulatory disposal. She has a track record of securing acquittals at trial.
Her cases frequently have an international dimension, including involving the US DOJ, FBI, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as many European prosecutors and regulators.
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