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Neil Swift

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Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

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Domestic and international business crime and regulation.


Partner in the business crime department. He has extensive experience in business crime, advising individual and corporate clients in relation to investigations and prosecutions by the SFO, FCA and HMRC. He frequently advises professional firms about their regulatory obligations, both from a risk management perspective and in response to requests from law enforcement. He also advises clients who are the subject of investigations overseas, and who are or may be the subject of Interpol notices or extradition proceedings. Neil has considerable experience in high-profile corruption and financial crime cases, representing both company directors and companies in relation to multi-jurisdictional enquiries. His advice is often sought at an early stage.  He has extensive experience advising individuals on internal investigations being carried out by their employer. Neil was a contributing author to Blackstone's guide to the Bribery Act 2010. He is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on fraud, corporate crime, corruption and money laundering.


Trained at Peters & Peters, qualified 1999. Became a partner in 2010.


Neil is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Bar Association and EFCL.  He is the UK country representative on the IBA Anti Corruption Committee. 


University of Sheffield (1995 LLB (Hons)).

London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services: contentious

Within: Financial services: contentious

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP has experience advising corporates and individuals on internal and regulator led investigations into alleged regulatory and criminal misconduct in the financial services sector. The firm also acts in insider dealing and market abuse cases, in combination with its white-collar criminal defence practice, often working on matters involving multiple regulators and cross-border issues. White collar specialist Neil Swift is known for advising individuals in the Financial Conduct Authority and DOJ’s investigations into misconduct in the bond market. He leads the team with the 'thorough, considered and practical' Hannah Laming, who acts for a range of clients including bankers, traders and senior executives within international financial institutions.

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VAT and indirect tax

Within: VAT and indirect tax

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP has a niche in handling parallel civil and criminal HMRC investigations in relation to VAT disputes, representing a variety of high-net-worth individuals and corporates. The group, which is led by Michael O’Kane, has a strong track record in reaching a favourable settlement with the Revenue and is regularly instructed in cases involving offshore tax structures where there are allegations of overseas tax fraud. Neil Swift is also noted for criminal tax defence matters.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP provides 'a wealth of experience and an innovative approach' to cases. The firm is traditionally strong in INTERPOL matters, mutual legal assistance and extradition cases, yet is equally strong in handling a range of criminal matters, with recent work including cases of murder, sexual offences, serious violence and theft. Michael O’Kane - 'a great tactician with a wonderful ability to put clients at ease' - leads the practice. Nick Vamos and Neil Swift are key individuals.

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