Helen Harvey > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Macfarlanes LLP Offices
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Litigation and dispute resolution
Helen is a member of the firm’s corporate crime and investigations practice.
She advises both individuals and corporates on compliance, pre-investigations, investigations and prosecutions. She has represented clients before a number of regulators, including the SFO, HMRC, the FCA and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). She has been involved in the high-profile bribery investigations into Rolls-Royce and Airbus and the investigation into Barclays regarding the 2008 fund raising.
She has particular expertise in sanctions and export control issues, and is currently helping clients adapt to recent shifts in the global financial sanctions framework. She has published numerous updates on sanctions and spoken on podcasts.
Helen also assists clients with designing and implementing compliance programmes for corruption, money laundering and sanctions. She delivers training on all aspects of financial crime.
Helen is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and the Female Fraud Forum.
Lawyer Rankings(Rising stars)
Macfarlanes LLP represents senior executives and international high-net-worth individuals in criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by the SFO and global enforcement bodies, as well as handling extradition proceedings, interviews under caution and witness interviews, and tax investigations. The firm is able to handle cross-border proceedings, and has acted for clients in a wide range of industries, including financial services, sports, and others, and is particularly noted for its ability to represent high-profile clients facing sensitive allegations of financial crime. Vastly experienced white-collar criminal defence practitioner Neill Blundell heads up the ‘cohesive and well-informed‘ team, which also includes Lorna Emson, who continues to bolster her reputation in the financial crime space, acting for executives, HNW individuals, and politicians, and senior solicitor Helen Harvey, who has notable expertise in criminal HMRC investigations. Associate Max Hobbs, who regularly represents clients facing interviews under caution, is praised as an ‘up and coming force‘.
‘Tough defenders but sensible and approachable’, the team at Macfarlanes LLP advises an international corporate client base on bribery, corruption, and other financial crime issues, encompassing regulatory and criminal investigations brought by international enforcement agencies, as well as internal compliance audits. The firm has a particularly strong record in AML advice, and has also seen an uptick in sanctions work, both with regard to enforcement and compliance. The vastly experienced ‘genuine star‘ Neill Blundell heads up the team, and combines deep regulatory and criminal defence expertise, acting across the full range of financial crime matters for a diverse client base. Barry Donnelly handles multijurisdictional investigations by the likes of the SFO and US DOJ, while senior solicitor Helen Harvey plays an increasingly key role in criminal tax investigations and sanctions work.
- Rising stars - London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates) - London > Risk advisory
- Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals) - London > Crime, fraud and licensing
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)
- Investment fund formation and management > Retail funds
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Dispute resolution > Competition litigation
- Employment > Employee share schemes
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations
- Finance > Acquisition finance
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Finance > Derivatives and structured products
- Corporate and commercial > EU and competition
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Investment fund formation and management > Hedge funds
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds
- Real estate > Property finance
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- Real estate > Residential property
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- Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
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- Real estate > Environment
- Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets – small-mid cap
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Finance > Securitisation
- Corporate and commercial > Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory
- Employment > Immigration
- Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)