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Andrew Smith

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Corker Binning

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Financial Crime


Andrew Smith is an experienced litigator, specialising in business crime, including SFO, NCA and police investigations relating to fraud, bribery/corruption and money laundering, as well as criminal and regulatory inquiries brought by the FCA into insider dealing, market abuse and market misconduct. Andrew regularly acts for individuals facing extradition to a range of countries and provides related advice on INTERPOL and mutual legal assistance.

Case highlights include acting for individuals in the SFO investigations concerning Tesco, British American Tobacco, GSK, Unaoil, LIBOR and EURIBOR; a defendant in the FCA’s largest prosecution of insider dealing (Operation Tabernula) and FCA regulatory investigations concerning LIBOR and FX; advising businesses on alleged breaches of export controls and trade/financial sanctions; acting for Executive Counsel to the Financial Reporting Council on disciplinary investigations into major firms of accountants; and representing a number of business persons subject to extradition requests from the US, Russia, the UAE, Romania, Greece and India.


BA and MPhil from Cambridge University; trained at Hogan Lovells LLP; joined Corker Binning in 2007 and became a Partner in 2012. 


Andrew Smith is a Committee Member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, the Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum and the British Russian Law Association.


Cambridge University (BA and MPhil, international relations, First Class); BPP Law School (Distinction)

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Corker Binning's team has 'a fantastic spread of talent' and 'great strength and expertise across all levels of seniority'. The firm handles work for high-net-worth individuals, and has recently seen an uptick in cases involving historic sexual abuse. Other key areas of instruction include murder, extradition, dangerous driving and drugs offences. Robert Brown heads the practice, in which Andrew Smith, Jessica Parker and Edward Grange are key contacts.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Smith - Corker Binning

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Corker Binning advises on the full gamut of white-collar crime and related matters including tax fraud, cartels, extradition, illegitimate financial gain, fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering, sanctions and export controls. Clients include individuals from local government, FTSE 100 businesses and major banks. The firm frequently deals with all major UK agencies and foreign bodies including the SFO, FCA, HMRC, National Crime Agency (NCA), the Metropolitan Police, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ). Andrew Smith heads the team and focuses on criminal inquiries and investigations. Peter Binning is adept at handling international white-collar matters and David Corker is recommended for his experience in large fraud cases and SFO investigations. Jessica Parker has particular experience in tax fraud and investigations. Claire Cross has in-depth knowledge of FCA investigations.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Corker Binning handles complex cases involving alleged wrongdoing, and it covers advice on proceedings that overlap with other investigations. It has particular experience in FCA cases and specialises in compelled interviews and advising persons discharging managerial responsibilities. The names to note are Andrew Smith, Peter Binning, Claire Cross and Jessica Parker.

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