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Stuart Alford QC

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Stuart Alford QC is a member of Latham & Watkins’ Litigation & Trial Department. Mr. Alford focuses on economic crime and regulatory matters, leveraging his former experience as one of the UK’s leading prosecutors to represent clients in their most critical, high-stakes cases. Mr. Alford has a formidable track record as a trial lawyer and brings unrivalled front-line experience handling complex, high-profile investigations and prosecutions, including sophisticated fraud and bribery matters. His practice is focused across a range of industries, with a particular concentration on the financial and energy sectors.

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Latham & Watkins' 'notably bright and hard-working team' is widely respected for complex, high-value disputes, frequently with cross-border elements or involving proceedings outside England and Wales, and the practice has significant knowledge of the regulatory regimes governing banks, brokers, hedge funds, investment managers and advisers, and swaps market participants. It acted for ABN AMRO Bank, a major global financial institution, in high-stakes litigation that arose from the collapse of Bernard Madoff Investments Securities, which is widely considered the largest Ponzi scheme ever. Jon Holland, Andrea Monks, Martin Davies and Oliver Browne  are highly rated, and the disputes team can draw on the expertise of three silks in Stuart Alford QC, Sophie Lamb QC and Philip Clifford QC. Dan Smith and Oliver Middleton are key counsels.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Latham & Watkins advises on bet-the-company government investigations, multi-jurisdictional cases, and matters involving the Bribery Act in the UK and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Office of Foreign Assets Control in the US. Its global footprint means it regularly advises clients opposite UK regulators such as the Serious Fraud Office and the DoJ and SEC in the US. Clients include banks, asset managers, financial institutions, high-net-worth individuals and FTSE 250 companies. Co-head of team Stuart Alford QC is experienced in high-profile investigations and prosecutions. Nathan Seltzer, who heads the team alongside him and is vice-chair of the firm’s white collar practice group, relocated to the London office from Washington DC, and focuses on cross-border internal investigations, and civil and criminal government investigations. Jon Holland and Andrea Monks both joined as partners from Hogan Lovells International LLP , adding further bench strength to the practice.

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