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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Polly Sprenger, London EC2V, ENGLAND

Polly Sprenger

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A specialist in corporate and economic crime, Polly is a barrister with an extensive background in civil and criminal litigation, asset recovery, corporate investigations and public advisory work. Her practice focuses on advising and representing clients in relation to corporate criminality, including the conduct of internal investigations, design and implementation of compliance controls, liaising with law enforcement and court representation.

Polly is co-author of Arlidge and Parry on Fraud Fourth Edition, and the author of Deferred Prosecution Agreements: the law and practice of negotiated corporate criminal penalties. She lectures regularly at industry events on issues related to economic and corporate crime.

Polly previously practiced from Red Lion Chambers, where she prosecuted and defended a range of complex fraud, corruption and confiscation cases. Her recent work includes an instruction as junior prosecution counsel in the high-profile phone hacking trial as well as conducting a long-running review of money laundering procedures and investigative practices for a multinational bank in relation to operations in the Middle East. She provides training to investigators in banks and within law enforcement on these issues.

Polly served as special advisor to the Home Affairs Select Committee inquiry into private investigators and as Head of Strategic Intelligence at the SFO, where she managed investigations into a range of economic offences and liaised with law enforcement agencies in the UK and internationally. She also worked in the Corporate Investigations Department of Control Risks investigating fraud, money laundering, asset tracing and other civil and criminal matters in the UK, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and a number of offshore financial centres.

Polly is called to the Bar of England and Wales, and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the Young Fraud Lawyers Association, the Criminal Bar Association and Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.


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