Our lawyers have an outstanding track record in complex domestic and international high-stakes financial crime matters.
Who we act for in cases of financial crime
We act for individuals, including directors, offices and high net worth individuals, and companies seeking to uncover or respond to issues and events with criminal and regulatory repercussions. We advise on cases involving fraud, money laundering, bribery, corruption, systems and controls failures, market manipulation and international sanctions.
Our approach to financial crime cases
We take a dynamic approach to matters involving financial crime, combining legal, commercial and practical expertise and provide comprehensive support throughout the lifecycle of matters we are instructed on. Where external criminal or regulatory investigation cannot be avoided, we provide guidance and insight to secure effective resolution by drawing on our substantial experience of working with regulators from multiple jurisdictions.
Our lawyers combine an excellent track record in private practice with significant in-house experience and have been instructed on several internationally significant financial crime matters. By leveraging Stewarts’ expertise in multiple disciplines, we also assist our clients with reputation management, data privacy, insolvency, tax, cyber and digital issues. Our lawyers and consultants are able to provide urgent strategic advice and support.
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"The team at Stewarts, although relatively new to the market, have quickly established themselves and their reputation in order to compete with longstanding firms in this area. They are dynamic and approachable. Due to the extent of the wider firm’s practice, they are able to offer a multi-specialism service to clients."The Legal 500
"David Savage is a brilliant attorney. We worked with him on a complicated foreign exchange matter involving the US Department of Justice, and he provided extremely good advice about international exposure for our client and was an extremely pleasant person to work with."The Legal 500
"David Savage of Stewarts regularly acts for high net worth clients under investigation by the DOJ, the SFO and the FCA. ‘I find him very good to work with. He is very friendly, innovative in his approach and has a lot of experience,’ says one commentator. Another market insider reports: ‘I have found him to have extremely good judgement, and to be exceptionally hard-working and organised,’ adding that ‘he has great expertise when it comes to sanctions, which makes him a valuable adviser to any HNW client’."Chambers
"David Savage heads up the financial crime team at Stewarts and has extensive experience in financial crime matters including orchestrating significant internal investigations and dealing with economic sanctions matters both on an advisory and contentious basis."The Legal 500
Meet the Financial Crime team
Our lawyers provide seamless advice and representation in complex criminal matters, including risk management and mitigation, disputes and investigations.
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