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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
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Zia is a specialist in financial crime and is a Partner in the Financial Services Disputes and Investigations team. He advises on a range of regulatory compliance issues with specific focus on Sanctions, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption (ABC). He was previously the global head of sanctions at Barclays.

His recent experience includes:

  • advising the UK branch of an international investment bank on US/EU sanctions on Belarus and Iran; 
  • drafting an international sanctions guide for a global health insurer;  
  • conducting an ABC review on behalf of a international bank;  
  • advising an oil and gas operator on an internal investigation into alleged bribery and corruption and  
  • dealing with the SFO investigation that followed.

Zia is recognised by Chambers and Partners as a "Leader in the Field" of corporate crime and investigations. Chambers says that: "Impressed sources say he gets solutions for clients before problems start."

He is also rated as "approachable" and "going the extra mile for clients" in the Legal 500. He has written articles on compliance in the financial services sector for numerous magazines and has also been quoted in national newspapers as well as appearing on radio and television.

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

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acts for a combination of high-profile corporates, including several FTSE-listed businesses, as well as leading financial institutions, across financial crime investigations, internal compliance matters, and throughout enforcement proceedings, and is particularly noted for its position on the FCA Skilled Person panel, reflecting its strength in advising regulated financial services firms on compliance issues. The nationwide practice is headed by Manchester-based Zia Ullah , who has an international practice encompassing anti-bribery and corruption work and money laundering advice, and strong international sanctions capabilities, and is a regular advisor to major financial institutions. In London, Emma Gordon  is a key name for cross-border corporate investigations, regularly interacting with UK and US regulatory bodies and enforcement agencies.