Maria Cronin > Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
15 FETTER LANE
LONDON
EC4A 1BW
England

Work Department

Business Crime

Position

Maria is a Partner in the Business Crime Department.  She specialises in financial crime, with a firmly established expertise in international corruption and money laundering investigations. The majority of her cases are international and involve working with teams of professional advisors in multiple jurisdictions.  Maria advises both corporates and senior executives on business critical issues and strategy. She has extensive experience advising on, and carrying out, complex and often sensitive internal investigations both here and overseas.  Both as part of internal investigations and separately, she is asked to advise on compliance policies and procedures, self-disclosure and self-reporting, as well as liaising with regulators and enforcement bodies. She has particular expertise in cash seizures, asset restraint, frozen accounts, forfeiture and confiscation; often as part of a corruption or money laundering investigation. Recent headline cases include: acting for a multinational company in a global corruption investigation, acting for prominent individuals in respect of allegations of corruption both here and overseas, acting for a former minister in connection with allegations of money laundering, acting for a CEO in the Petrobras investigation; and acting for a corporate and senior executive in successfully defending a private prosecution. She regularly speaks and writes on bribery and corruption, money laundering and other financial crime risks, both here and overseas.

Career

Qualified at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP (2010); Partner at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP (2018-present).

Languages

French, Russian and German.

Memberships

Member of the Advisory Committee of the Fraud Advisory Panel; President of the UK National Committee of the UIA (Union International des Avocats); former President of the Criminal Commission of the UIA (Union International des Avocats); Member of the Fraud Lawyers Association; Member of the Franco-British Lawyers Society.

Education

University of Cambridge  (2005, BA Modern and Medieval Languages); City University  (2006, GDL); BPP  (2007, BVC)  

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP works on a range of high-stakes civil and criminal disputes, including cases involving tax issues relating to property, import and export, largely focusing on allegations of tax evasion. The team is led by Neil Swift, who specialises in business crime and investigations. He is supported by Maria Cronin, who has led on some major work related to money laundering.

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP‘s tax team specialises in civil and criminal disputes with extensive experience in handling investigations and liaising with HMRC. Many of the firm’s cases have an international element such as overseas tax law or offshore tax structures. Practice head Neil Swift has expertise in criminal tax fraud and civil cases. Maria Cronin provides clients with advice in FCA and money laundering matters.