Regulatory Defence & Financial Crime Litigation

Regulatory Defence & Financial Crime Litigation

CANDEY represents individuals and corporations in cross-border government investigations, regulatory enforcement actions, internal investigations, and financial crime prosecutions. Our dual-qualified, London-based team has deep experience in advising international clients facing off against the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, SFO, and FCA. Many of our financial crime matters involve parallel proceedings in multiple jurisdictions, and we have in-house capabilities for full-spectrum litigation in both the US and UK. 

We have particular expertise in matters involving allegations of securities fraud, market manipulation, insider trading, money laundering, and foreign bribery. Because of the international nature of our work, our lawyers are also experienced in extradition proceedings, challenging INTERPOL red notices, and international evidence gathering. Our team also handles matters involving government forfeiture actions initiated as a result of alleged criminal conduct.

Recent financial crime cases involving our lawyers include:

  • Representation of a UK national charged by the SEC with participating in an international market manipulation scheme involving off-market securities.
  • Defense of a Slovakian futures trader and a family office in a market manipulation and spoofing enforcement action filed by the CFTC in federal court in Chicago.
  • Defense of a high-profile Uzbek telecom executive under indictment by the DOJ in Manhattan for his alleged participation in an $880 million FCPA and money-laundering scheme.
  • Representation of a former hedge fund trader and the founder of a hedge fund advisory business in London under investigation by US authorities for possible insider trading.
  • Representation of a major EU-based international software provide with respect to an investigation into potential violations of US and UK foreign bribery laws.
  • Defense of a London-based senior executive for an American financial institution charged by the DOJ in Boston with orchestrating a $15 million wire and securities fraud scheme.
  • Defense of a British precious metals futures trader against criminal charges of spoofing and wire fraud filed by the DOJ in Chicago along with a parallel CFTC enforcement action.
  • Representation of a US national facing potential extradition from the UK on a DOJ warrant for embezzlement. 
  • Representation of an Irish national seeking deletion of an INTERPOL red notice issued by the Brazilian authorities.
  • Defense of a London-based senior executive for an American financial institution charged by the DOJ in Boston with orchestrating a $15 million wire and securities fraud scheme.
  • Defense of a British precious metals futures trader against criminal charges of spoofing and wire fraud filed by the DOJ in Chicago along with a parallel CFTC enforcement action.
  • Defense of a Swiss banking executive indicted in New York for conspiring with US taxpayers to illegally evade taxes and hide assets.
  • Representation of an executive at an international environmental services firm in an FCPA and money laundering investigation by the DOJ.
  • Representation of an international businessman in legal matters arising out the 1MDB foreign bribery case, including civil asset forfeiture proceedings in the US and related investigations in Singapore, Switzerland and elsewhere.
  • Representation of five senior sales executives of a London-based global bank in an investigation of possible market manipulation and fraud related to foreign exchange trading brought by the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, and FCA.
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