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Claire's combined prosecution and defence experience allows her to bring a unique insight to her cases. She advises financial institutions, corporate and individual clients and professional firms in relation to a variety of financial crime matters including money laundering, fraud - related issues, bribery and corruption, insider dealing and market manipulation .

London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services

Within: Financial services

Benefiting from 'real strength-in-depth' on the contentious side out of London, and from other key international financial centres including New York, Hong Kong and Paris, Hogan Lovells International LLP provides a 'top-notch' service to large global financial services entities on purely domestic, as well as multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations and follow-on private litigation. 'Very experienced and sensible' team head Philip Parish has led on many of these multi-jurisdictional matters, including representing a large bank in relation to an investigation by UK and US regulators regarding alleged FX market manipulation. The 'very talented' Louise Lamb 'has excellent litigation instincts', both from a regulatory enforcement perspective and in relation to related civil and criminal litigation. Lamb's broad-ranging expertise includes sanctions work. Elaine Penrose also has strong credibility in the market having handled a wide range of internal and regulator-led investigations, from domestic market abuse and retail mis-selling to global benchmark manipulation cases. The arrival in January 2017 of Claire Lipworth from the FCA (where she served as chief criminal counsel) adds weight to the firm's criminal capability and underscores its acknowledgement and commitment to handling work at the intersection of criminal and civil liability. On the non-contentious front, team head Rachel Kent has an excellent reputation in the market and is picking up plaudits for her work in relation to Brexit-related advice where her work has included chairing the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG) on its Brexit proposals and engagements. Kent is also noted for her work at the vanguard of developments in the fintech sector and continues to work alongside government backed organisation Innovate Finance on the Regulatory Accelerator tool for fintech companies designed to assist them understand and navigate their way through the FCA’s regulatory regime. Michael Thomas  is also recommended and regularly advises financial services entities on ensuring that systems and controls are in place to comply with regulation in the industry. Thomas is also noted for his market infrastructure expertise and continues to advise the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) on the development of its legal and regulatory framework.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

‚ÄėLeading firm‚Äô Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†advises on international fraud cases, with particular experience in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Libya. It represents corporates, banks and liquidators/administrators such as Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC), Grant Thornton, Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund and Standard Chartered. The firm represented the Deposit Insurance Agency (DIA), winning a High Court judgement against Russian oligarch, Sergei Pugachev, this case was worth over $1b. Another highlight includes advising PJSC Commercial Bank Privatbank in a $2.6b claim in the chancery division of the High Court against two Ukrainian oligarchs. Head of team Crispin Rapinet¬†is ‚Äėa master tactician with unrivaled experience‚Äô. Chris Hardman¬†has ‚Äėincredible litigation nous‚Äô. Claire Lipworth¬†joined the firm from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in April 2017.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†advises corporations and ultra-high-net-worth individuals on a broad range of white-collar matters including investigations by the SFO and FCA, and asset tracing and freezing orders. The firm continues to advise the president of the Sierra Leone Football Association in a cross-border matter regarding improper use of F√©d√©ration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) funds. Crispin Rapinet¬†heads the team. Claire Lipworth¬†joined as partner from the FCA where she was chief criminal counsel. Lipworth ‚Äėbrings a phenomenal level of experience from her time at the FCA as well as her earlier career in private practice‚Äô.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

'A solid choice for any kind of banking litigation', Hogan Lovells International LLP 'has an excellent track record with impressive litigators'. The practice regularly acts for the biggest, most active global banks and financial institutions in cases involving benchmark manipulation, distressed assets, mis-selling, consumer finance, aviation finance, and complex structured products; and the team was recently particularly active in the Financial List, the specialist list set up by the Commercial Court to address the unique needs of parties litigating the most important financial matters. 'A strong all-rounder who gives sensible, commercial advice', Louise Lamb has handled disputes and investigations across the retail banking, wealth management, trade finance and investment banking sectors; Lamb is 'a first-rate lawyer with excellent client-handling skills and who is difficult to fault'. Philip Parish, who is 'a measured, thoughtful and calm practitioner who adopts a collegiate approach to his work', has particular experience in disputes involving derivatives and complex financial products, including mis-selling and mismanagement claims. In a case that provided clarity on the extent of a bank’s duties to customers and the information that banks are required to disclose in connection with interest rate hedging transactions, Parish successfully led advice to Bank of Scotland on allegations of breach of contract, misrepresentation and the suitability of a swap. Whiston Bristow’s practice focuses on mis-selling and misrepresentation claims, large portfolio claims against banks, and aviation and trade finance disputes; Bristow is 'a very thorough litigator with an eye on the bigger picture'. Other highly rated practitioners include John Tillman, who has particular expertise in litigating distressed and default situations; and Claire Lipworth , who in 2017 joined from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where she was chief criminal counsel. Jon Holland and Andrea Monks left for Latham & Watkins in 2018.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†handles multi-jurisdictional investigations and has a particular focus on Russia and the CIS, and the Middle East. Key clients sectors include financial services and life sciences. It also provides advice on compliance and risk-mitigation. Recent highlights include successfully acting for the Deposit Insurance Agency of Russia (DIA) in a landmark High Court judgment against Russian oligarch, Sergei Pugachev in an asset seizure case worth around $1b. Other clients include Airbus, Standard Chartered, Maersk Oil and Gas, ENRC and Lego. Crispin Rapinet¬†heads the team, he is ‚Äėthe don of Investigations and anti-corruption work‚Äô. Counsel Liam Naidoo¬†is ‚Äėa really good thinker and he surgically cuts open an issue and pulls out the critical parts to present a solution‚Äô. Claire Lipworth¬†joined from the Financial Conduct Authority where she was chief criminal counsel.

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