Richard Burger > DWF > London, England > Lawyer Profile


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Richard is a regulatory partner with 20 years' experience of financial regulatory, professional disciplinary and criminal investigations. He also advises on governance, conduct and compliance.




Richard represents regulated firms, corporates and their senior management in UK and international regulatory enforcement, criminal and internal corporate investigations. 

Financial Services – litigation and advisory

A former enforcement lawyer and prosecutor with the FSA – the predecessor to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); Richard now defends clients under investigation by the FCA, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and overseas regulators.

Utilising his FCA experience and from his time on secondment as head of compliance for a London market insurer, Richard advises boards and senior managers on governance, conduct and compliance. 

Financial and complex crime

He also represents clients in investigations by Serious Fraud Office (SFO), US Department of Justice (DoJ), Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), HM Revenue and Customs  (HMRC), Insolvency Service, and National Crime Agency (NCA), regarding allegations of: bribery and corruption, fraud, market misconduct (insider dealing and market abuse), money laundering, tax evasion, extradition proceedings, financial and trade sanction breaches.

He has also acted for professionals, members of overseas royal families, sporting personalities, journalists and serving military personnel in personal criminal matters.

Richard specialises in representing clients at interviews under caution. He can be contacted on his mobile: 07545 100510 for urgent representation.


Private prosecutions 

Richard has experience of commencing private prosecutions on behalf of regulators, corporates, local authorities and private individuals for offences of fraud, copyright breaches, health and safety, and trading standards. 

Professional discipline
Following a secondment to the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), Richard advises accountants and insolvency practitioners on risk management and in disciplinary investigations.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Professional discipline

(Leading individuals)

Richard BurgerDWF

DWF‘s team defends professionals across the medical, legal, actuarial, accountancy and financial services professions. ‘Exceptional lawyerRichard Burger defends accountants and insolvency practitioners in professional disciplinary investigations, while insurance specialist John Bennett is ‘outstanding‘.

London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

DWF is highly active in handling M&A for brokers and intermediaries; Mel Sims  and Justin Edgar are among the key contacts in this space. On the regulatory side, clients turn to the firm for advice on the implementation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR), as well as other complex issues. Elsewhere, the firm has a strong specialism in advising insurers and brokers on financial crime issues; Richard Burger is a noted expert in this area, particularly in relation to the Bribery Act.