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Slaughter and May

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Dispute resolution.


Jonny is co-head of the firm’s Global Investigations Group and a Disputes Partner. He specialises in a broad range of disputes and investigations, particularly those involving allegations of ‘wrongdoing’ in various forms, including corporate crime (including bribery and fraud) and civil fraud conspiracy claims. On the criminal/regulatory side, he has been involved in investigations and cases concerning cartels, the Bribery Act, the Proceeds of Crime Act, the Fraud Act, export controls and sanctions, as well as Companies Act offences.


Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 1996; partner 2004.
He is the author of a chapter on the ‘adequate procedures’ defence in Lissack & Horlick on Bribery and co-editor of The Dispute Resolution Review.


Poole Grammar School; St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

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London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

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Jonathan Cotton

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May‘s ‘exceptional‘ team advises on a broad range of multi-jurisdictional financial, regulatory, enforcement and corporate crime matters. With extensive expertise in allegations of bribery, corruption, fraud, sanctions, civil litigation and criminal proceedings, the firm is well-versed at dealing with various international regulators and enforcement agencies including the SFO and FCA in the UK and the SEC and DoJ in the US. Richard Swallow co-heads the team and is experienced in high-value disputes and criminal investigations. Jonathan Cotton, who co-heads the team alongside him, deals with investigations, criminal prosecutions and regulatory cases concerning the Bribery Act, the Proceeds of Crime Act and the Financial Services and Markets Act. David Green CB QC, the former head of the SFO, joined as a senior consultant, adding further weight to the practice. Camilla Sanger and Holly Ware were both promoted to partner.