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

Work Department

Domestic and international business crime and regulation.

Position

Neil is a partner in the Business Crime department with extensive experience advising individual and corporate clients concerned with investigations by law enforcement and regulatory authorities, both domestic and overseas.

Neil advises individual and corporate clients in relation to investigation, prosecution and enforcement action taken by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and HM Revenue & Customs. He has experience advising key participants in high-profile and international financial crime and corruption cases, often as part of multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional teams.

His advice is frequently sought at an early stage, and he has extensive experience counselling individuals during internal investigations being carried out by their employer. He also advises individuals who are or may be the subject of Interpol notices or extradition proceedings, arising from investigations overseas.

He advises professional firms about their regulatory obligations, both from a risk management perspective and in response to requests from law enforcement.

Neil was a contributing author to Blackstone’s Guide to the Bribery Act 2010 and gave evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Bribery Act in 2018. He’s a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on fraud, corporate crime, corruption and money laundering. He is ranked in leading legal directories.

Career

Trained at Peters & Peters, qualified 1999. Became a partner in 2010.

Memberships

  • European Criminal Bar Association – treasurer
  • European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers – board member
  • IBA Anti Corruption Committee – UK country officer
  • Fraud Lawyers Association

Education

University of Sheffield (1995 LLB (Hons)).

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 > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

A disputes boutique, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP represents individuals, companies and institutions in market abuse and insider dealing matters, among many other contentious affairs. Nick Vamos fronts the business crime and investigations practice while Neil Swift takes lead on the regulatory front. The team is particularly active on the cross-border front, having litigated across Europe, the US, the Middle East and India.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)

(Leading individuals)

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Offering a senior team and long-standing expertise in white-collar criminal defence work, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP represents a wide international individual client base, including senior directors, high net-worth individuals, and employees of corporates facing regulatory investigations, handling high-level investigations and prosecutions relating to allegations of fraud, tax evasion, sanctions violations, and corruption, including high-profile SFO and DOJ proceedings, as well as actions brought by international law enforcement agencies such as INTERPOL. The practice is led by Nick Vamos, a former Head of Special Crime at the CPS with extensive experience in sensitive criminal corruption and public law cases. Senior partner Michael O’Kane is noted for his international expertise, particularly relating to extradition, while Jasvinder Nakhwal is also a key name for cross-border work, representing clients in major investigations by the SFO, FCA, and international agencies. Neil Swift specialises in SFO work, successfully defending clients in several high-profile investigations by the agency, and counsel Charlotte Tregunna maintains her international practice, with standout involvements in areas such as sanctions, extradition, and cross-border business crime proceedings. Hannah Laming left the firm in July 2022.

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.

London > Dispute resolution > Public international law

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP‘s PIL practice covers sanctions, extradition, and INTERPOL, ECHR and arbitration court representations. The principal figures are former CPS extradition head Nick Vamos; criminal law practitioner Michael O’Kane; international sanctions expert Anna Bradshaw; financial crime specialist Neil Swift; and former Extradition Lawyers’ Association chair, Jasvinder Nakwal.