Andrew Smith > Corker Binning > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Corker Binning
1 Ely Place
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Financial Crime


Andrew Smith is an experienced litigator, specialising in business crime, including SFO, NCA and police investigations relating to fraud, bribery/corruption and money laundering, criminal and regulatory inquiries brought by the FCA into market misconduct, and individuals in public inquiries and inquests into major events. Andrew regularly acts for individuals facing extradition to a range of countries and provides related advice on INTERPOL and mutual legal assistance.

Case highlights include acting for individuals in the SFO investigations concerning British American Tobacco, Airbus, Glencore, Unaoil, Petrofac and LIBOR; representing a defendant in the FCA’s largest prosecution of insider dealing (Operation Tabernula); advising businesses on alleged breaches of financial sanctions; acting for individuals in several major public inquiries including the Post Office Inquiry; and representing a number of business persons subject to extradition requests from the US, Russia, the UAE, Romania, Greece, Mexico and India.


BA and MPhil from Cambridge University; trained at Hogan Lovells LLP; joined Corker Binning in 2007 and became a Partner in 2012.


Andrew Smith is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association, the Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum and the British Russian Law Association.


Cambridge University (BA and MPhil, international relations, First Class); BPP Law School (Distinction)

Lawyer Rankings

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

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Corker Binning represents a wide range of individuals, including directors and senior executives at multinational businesses in various industries, throughout high-stakes proceedings, with the senior team enjoying productive relations with major UK enforcement bodies such as the SFO, FCA, HMRC, and the police, as well as regularly handling cross-border proceedings involving US agencies and law enforcement bodies, including the DOJ, FBI, and SEC. The team, led by international investigations specialist Andrew Smith, includes the vastly experienced David Corker and Peter Binning, who both bring deep expertise in SFO proceedings and significant success in criminal fraud defence trials, while Jessica Parker‘s strengths include cross-border money laundering and criminal tax fraud investigations. Claire Cross is a former senior FCA lawyer, and has notable capabilities across regulatory and internal compliance investigations. Edward Grange specialises in extradition work, and is accordingly a go-to for international business crime cases. Both Maia Cohen-Lask, a go-to for defending senior executives in UK agency investigations and international regulatory and criminal investigations specialist Nick Barnard were promoted to counsel in April 2022.