Nichola Peters > Addleshaw Goddard > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard

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Nichola is a partner in the corporate crime team specialising in advising corporates, directors and senior management on financial and corporate crime issues. Key areas involve advising on and carrying out investigations relating to corruption, sanctions, money laundering, terrorist financing, extradition, information security and fraud issues. Her practice includes: conducting internal investigations into breaches of sanctions, corrupt conduct, money laundering, and terrorist financing. She has advised corporates and individuals on investigations by the Serious Fraud Office, the police, HMRC, the OFT, and the FSA/FCA. She also regularly advises on investigations in multiple jurisdictions; advising on financial and trade sanctions legislation, including setting up compliance systems, and on the impact of sanctions legislation on existing operations. During the last few years Nichola has acted for a large number of multinationals, including BP, on the impact of sanctions on their existing operations. She has worked with a number of energy and resource companies in Africa on dealing with the impact of sanctions and how to maintain business operations in compliance with applicable sanctions, including obtaining licences or utilising exemptions; advising on and conducting due diligence programmes relating to financial and corporate crime risks, for M&As, JVs and other third parties, including representatives, agents, suppliers, etc; and advising on, setting up and reviewing compliance programmes, including providing training. As Nichola regularly investigates compliance failings, she can provide specialist non-contentious advice on what to look out for, how matters can go wrong and how to minimise that risk. In relation to contentious matters, as Nichola works regularly with clients to conduct due diligence/implement compliance programmes she has an excellent understanding of industry standard practice and what procedures should have reasonably been put in place to prevent compliance failings. Nichola regularly lectures to clients and at trade association conferences, including the BBA and the AMLP.


Fitzwilliam College Cambridge (history and law); College of Law, London.