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Mayer Brown International LLP
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Sam is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Litigation practice in London and a member of the Firm’s White Collar Defense & Compliance practice which represents corporations, boards of directors, board committees, executives and public officials in criminal , civil and regulatory enforcement proceedings around the world.

Sam’s experience includes: pursuing and defending claims arising from significant corporate acquisitions; competition litigation; advising on joint venture and shareholder disputes; fraud investigation; and seeking injunctive relief. He advises on ethics, anti-corruption and human rights issues in connection with companies’ internal compliance policies and procedures and international business transactions. Sam has significant experience in cross border corporate investigations involving complex financial and accounting issues and anti-corruption matters throughout Africa, Asia, Europe (particularly the Nordic region), Middle East and South America. He regularly conducts risk assessments, transactional due diligence and compliance program reviews.

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London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)

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Sam EastwoodMayer Brown International LLP

With a strong global platform, particularly within the US, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, Mayer Brown International LLP is well-placed to handle cross-border internal and regulatory investigations, compliance reviews, and criminal defence cases, regularly representing clients throughout SFO and US DOJ proceedings, as well as before regulators globally. The London-based team was strengthened in October 2021 with the transfer of counsel Liang Pu, who brings significant Chinese law expertise and experience in global bribery proceedings, from the firm’s Hong Kong office, and the recruitment of financial services ESG and risk specialist Musonda Kapotwe from an in-house position. They join a practice overseen by Alistair Graham, who has a strong record in defending global businesses in significant criminal proceedings, and also features Sam Eastwood, who focuses on compliance advice and has acted as an independent monitor to the SFO, World Bank, and African Development, and US-qualified Jason Hungerford, who advises clients facing sanctions-related investigations by global enforcement agencies.