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TOWER BRIDGE HOUSE, ST KATHARINE'S WAY, LONDON, E1W 1AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3060 6000
Fax:
Fax 020 3060 7000
DX:
600 LONDON CITY
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk

Sam Tate

Tel:
Work +44 20 3060 6605
Email:
Web:
www.rpc.co.uk/people/sam-tate/
RPC

Work Department

Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime

Position

Partner. Sam is a highly experienced white-collar crime lawyer and is a recognised specialist in anti-corruption. He works closely with a number of FTSE 100, international and privately owned entities in relation to complex cross-border financial crime investigations and practical crime prevention programs. His work spans financial institutions and businesses across higher risk sectors including energy, extractives construction/engineering, telecommunications, aerospace/defence and private equity. Sam's experience also includes senior roles within the Court/FCA appointed sanctions/AML related monitorships of two global banks and a significant time in-house as a subject matter expert in anti-corruption and anti-money laundering at a major full service oil and gas company and on secondment to a US investment bank.

Sam is a regular speaker and moderator at white-collar crime events and conferences (IBA/ABA/C5/OECD/AMLP) and he was a member of the Cabinet Office Anti-corruption Forum. Prior to joining RPC as a Partner, Sam was Head of Anti-corruption in EMEA for a global financial crime consultancy where he advised and worked with Lisa Osofsky, now Director of the SFO. Sam's experience further includes five years at a magic circle law firm within the financial crime and disputes team.

Career

Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 2002 and Higher Rights (criminal and civil) 2005.

Norton Rose LLP 2000 - 2002; Associate Holman, Fenwick & Willan LLP 2002 - 2005; Associate/Senior Associate Clifford Chance LLP 2005 - 2010 (including secondments to Morgan Stanely); In-house Legal and Compliance BP Plc 2010 - 2015; Assistant General Counsel and Head Anti-Corruption EMEA, Exiger 2016 - 2018; Partner, RPC 2018.

Visiting lecturer at Durham University's LLM (2009 to 2016).

Publications of note: co-author of ‘Bribery: A Compliance Handbook' (1st edition, 2014, Bloomsbury) and Expert Reviewer of Transparency International's Risk Assessment Guidance 'Diagnosing Bribery Risk' (2013).

Member

C5 Anti-Corruption Expert Networking Group; Previously SAHCA Committee Member

Education

University of Durham LLB (1998); Nottingham Law School LPC (1999).


London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services: contentious

Within: Financial services: contentious

Traditionally known for acting for banks and individuals within banks, RPC has increasing experience in the insurance space. On the contentious side, In addition to being on the FCA's Skilled Persons Panel for Conduct, the firm has expertise in crime and corruption matters. In a recent example, the practice represented Sports Direct in relation to a privilege dispute with the Financial Reporting Council. Jonathan Cary and Parham Kouchikali lead a team that has added white collar crime expert Sam Tate and managing consultant Toby Lamarque, who has particular experience with the SFO. Also notable in the team is associate Lucy Kerr, who focuses on defending financial services firms and their senior management in FCA enforcement actions.

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Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Within: Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory

Traditionally known for acting for banks and individuals within banks, RPC has increasing experience in the insurance space. On the contentious side, In addition to being on the FCA's Skilled Persons Panel for Conduct, the firm has expertise in crime and corruption matters. In a recent example, the practice represented Sports Direct in relation to a privilege dispute with the Financial Reporting Council. Jonathan Cary and Parham Kouchikali lead a team that has added white collar crime expert Sam Tate and managing consultant Toby Lamarque, who has particular experience with the SFO. Also notable in the team is associate Lucy Kerr, who focuses on defending financial services firms and their senior management in FCA enforcement actions.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

RPC has particular experience of fraud cases with connections to Russia and the CIS, as well as a strong track record on bank litigation. Clients include European regional banks, pension funds, hedge funds, other asset managers and the investment vehicles of high-net-worth individuals. Team Andy McGregor - who 'never puts a foot wrong' - focuses on high value fraud disputes and is adept at handling issues arising out of US sanctions. Sam Tate joined the firm as partner in 2018 from financial crime consultancy Exiger, where he had worked closely with new SFO director Lisa Osofsky.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

RPC's 'strengths are its depth of cover and number of exceptional individuals'. The practice is focused on the legal services, accountancy, healthcare and construction sectors. Legal director Graham Reid is regularly instructed on disciplinary proceedings, and Robert Morris in Bristol handles claims against accountants, financial professionals and insurance brokers. Former EMEA anti-corruption head for a global financial crime consultancy Sam Tate, who divides his time between the London and Bristol offices, was hired, while Richard Burger and former legal director Amy Gallimore left for DWF and Ashfords LLP, respectively.

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London: Risk advisory

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

RPC's cross-firm group is jointly led by Jeremy Drew, Patrick Brodie and Matthew Griffith, who specialise in commercial, employment, and the insurance and financial services sectors respectively. The group primarily draws on corporate, advisory and regulatory practitioners to handle the full spectrum of governance issues including independent reports, remuneration policy advice, modern slavery issues, gender pay gap analysis, and conduct and culture work. Clients include listed companies, financial services, insurance and retail clients, and US-owned corporates. Sports Direct is a noteworthy example, with the team advising on its reporting of Debenhams to the FCA. Sam Tate is a key contact for white-collar crime and regulatory issues.

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Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

RPC advises on multijurisdictional internal investigations involving financial crime, corruption, sanctions, bribery and money laundering issues. It often deals with regulators including the SFO, FCA and NCA. Other areas of expertise include compliance, risk mitigation plans and deferred prosecution agreements. Sam Tate joined as a partner from Exiger and now heads the team. He has experience in cross-border investigations, private prosecutions, reporting advice, compliance reviews and money laundering issues. Toby Lamarque joined as a managing consultant from Exiger. Richard Burger left the firm for DWF.

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SFO v ENRC Ė a victory for privilege but just how far does it go?

October 2018. By Sam Tate

On 5 September 2018, the Court of Appeal re-enforced privilege as a cornerstone of a company’s protections in relation to internal investigations in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation. [Continue Reading]

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