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Baker McKenzie

100 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6JA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7919 1000
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Jonathan Peddie

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Baker McKenzie LLP

Position

Jonathan Peddie is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution team, based in the London office. Jonathan advises clients, primarily in the banking and financial services sector, in relation to corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement, financial crime, and civil and criminal litigation. Jonathan uses his substantial in-house experience to frame advice in a way that puts clients' strategic commercial objectives at the heart of the matter.

Jonathan has substantial experience of dealing with various regulatory and prosecutorial bodies including the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority, UK Serious Fraud Office, UK Crown Prosecution Service, New York Federal Reserve Bank, US Securities and Exchange Commission, US Department of Justice, FBI, Saudi Capital Markets Authority, Security and Futures Authority of Hong Kong and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Career

Jonathan joined the Firm from Barclays Bank PLC, where he was managing director of litigation, investigations and enforcement and led the bank's financial crime legal team. As head of the litigation and investigations practice he led a large number of high profile regulatory and criminal investigations in the US, EMEA and Asia Pacific regions. The financial crime team partnered the bank's risk and compliance functions, implementing improved systems and controls in respect of money laundering, bribery and corruption and international sanctions. Jonathan has also worked with UK and US law enforcement and intelligence agencies on counter-terrorism, organised crime and other domestic and international security initiatives.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Baker McKenzie¬†handles complex multi-jurisdictional fraud matters including conspiracy claims, economic torts, fraudulent misrepresentation, asset tracing, and preservation and disclosure orders. Head of practice Charles Thomson¬†has ‚Äėvery quietly and effectively built up a first-class team in this area‚Äô. He led the team acting for Bidcorp Foodservice in relation to a breach of fiduciary duty and employment contract by a former managing director, this matter was worth ¬£45m. The firm also recently acted for Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg in a case worth several hundred million pounds. It continues to act for Grupo Torras in relation to the recovery of stolen assets and ongoing Spanish criminal proceedings. Hugh Lyons¬†is adept at representing financial institutions and corporates in disputes, insolvency and investigations matters. Jonathan Peddie¬†is experienced in handling cases of financial crime, corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement, and civil and criminal litigation. Senior associate Henry Garfield¬†is also recommended.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Able to act on large and complex cases, Baker McKenzie’s team heads are Hugh Lyons and Jonathan Peddie. Much of Lyons’ work arises from disputed financing transactions, restructuring and insolvency, fraud and financial misconduct; and Peddie advises clients, primarily in the banking and financial services sector, in relation to corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement, financial crime, and civil and criminal litigation. In a case that showcases the practice’s strength in dealing with cross-border disputes, it acted for Dubai Islamic Bank in proceedings to recover approximately $500m stolen from it in a complex receivables financing fraud. Edward Poulton is noted for his advice to clients on managing risk and resolving disputes relating to financial services; and Charles Thomson was recently seconded to a retail bank to head up the EME fraud team, where he advised on money laundering and anti-corruption related matters, as well as matters that resulted in litigation before the High Court.

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Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Baker McKenzie is noted for its focus on the  focus on the financial and legal sectors. Joanna Ludlam's representative experience includes acting for two high-profile law firms in respect of separate Solicitors Regulation Authority regulatory investigations into their professional conduct; and acting for a global investment bank investigating whistleblower allegations relating to suspected bribery, money laundering and fraud being committed in Indonesia and Singapore. Jonathan Peddie is also a key figure.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Baker McKenzie¬†advises corporations in relation to a range of regulatory and enforcement matters and has a particular expertise in export controls and export sanctions. It also provides corporate counselling and assists clients to conduct risk assessments and implement compliance processes. The multidisciplinary team advises on litigation, employment matters, intellectual property, financial services, banking, and competition and trade law. The firm is acting for Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC to recover around $500m that was stolen in a complex receivables financing fraud. It is also acting for Bidcorp in a breach of fiduciary duty and employment contract case worth ¬£45m. The team is headed by Joanna Ludlam, Jonathan Peddie, Sunny Mann¬†and Charles Thomson¬†, who has ‚Äėvery quietly and effectively built up a first-class team‚Äô.

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