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Sidley Austin LLP
70 St Mary Axe
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Work Department

Accountants and Professional Liability, Securities Enforcement and Regulatory, White Collar: Government Litigation and Investigations




Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

Sidley Austin LLP, a US-headquartered outfit, covers a broad variety of regulatory, enforcement and litigation affairs, frequently acting on matters with a cross-border element. Sara George serves as practice head, calling upon her experience in market abuse, insider dealing, money laundering and cybersecurity mandates, including those before the FCA, CFTC, DOJ and SFO.

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

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Sara George Sidley Austin LLP

Sidley Austin LLP represents high-profile individuals, including senior executives and high-net-worth individuals, facing sensitive and often heavily-publicised proceedings relating to allegations of fraud and other financial crime. The team regularly handles cross-border cases, including multijurisdictional investigations and criminal trials, utilising the firm’s international network and the experience of ‘brilliant‘ practice head Sara George, praised for her ‘straightforward, comprehensive‘ work in criminal defence cases.

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

The ‘impressiveSara George heads up the team at Sidley Austin LLP, acting for a number of major global businesses in regulatory investigations into fraud, bribery, corruption, market manipulation, and other financial crime issues. The team is also able to handle internal compliance audits relating to money laundering and sanctions violations, and collaborates closely with cross-border teams, particularly in the United States, in handling major multi-jurisdictional proceedings, up to and including multi-party criminal trials brought by the SFO, US DOJ, and other agencies.