I am a partner in Fox Williams' white-collar and contentious financial services regulatory team. I have in excess of 30 years experience of practice and have advised upon and had conduct of a large number of complex and long running investigations and prosecutions.”
James specialises in all areas of white-collar crime, fraud, competition and regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions, both UK and internationally.
He advises corporates and individuals in internal investigations and advises those facing complex investigations and enforcement actions by regulators and prosecutors, both UK and cross-border.
James is well known for his enormous experience and expertise in this area, working on the most complex and high-profile matters of the day.
Advised in relation to a high profile criminal investigation in the UK and the US relating to HP / Autonomy, together with related UK and US civil proceedings against various corporate entities and related UK executives.
Acted for a senior individual in relation to the SFO investigations into Rolls Royce Plc.
Acted for a number of individuals in relation to the international investigations into allegations of manipulation of LIBOR / EURIBOR.
Acted a senior individual in relation to the SFO investigations into Unaoil.
Acted for individuals in relation to the investigations and proceedings bought against Barclays Bank Plc and others relating to the 2008 capital raisings from the Qatar Investment Authority.
Defended a senior director of Alstom in relation to the largest ever prosecution for bribery bought by the SFO in the transportation industry. The senior director was acquitted of all charges.
Advised a CEO in relation to an SFO investigation into bribery and corruption into Greenergy.
Advised in relation to an SFO investigation involving Airbus and a bribery and corruption in Ghana.