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Daren Allen

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Financial Services (contentious), Corporate Crime, Fraud:Civil


Daren is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in London.

He has a great deal of experience in acting for financial institutions and large corporations in relation to complex investigations, litigation and regulatory enforcement proceedings.

He regularly advises on matters relating to money laundering, bribery and corruption and fraud. He has advised the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group on the Anti-Money Laundering Guidance Notes for the financial sector and assisted the Ministry of Justice in drafting the Guidance on the Bribery Act 2010.


Member of the Fraud Advisory Panel and on the Fraud Investigations Working Committee and the Cybercrime Working Committee

Member of the Central London Law Society Corporate Crime and Corruption Group

Committee member of the Institute of Money Laundering Prevention officers


Partner - Dentons (2016 to present), Partner - Berwin Leighton Paisner (2011 - 2016), Partner - DLA Piper (1996 - 2010)

London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Leading individuals

Daren Allen - Dentons

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Dentons 'deals with important litigation and has done so for several years'. The financial disputes and investigations group's areas of expertise include wholesale banking disputes involving derivatives, letters of credit, fraud, and professional negligence. It is also experienced in investment banking disputes surrounding structured products, credit default swaps, and financial services regulation. Daren Allen is widely respected for contentious money laundering and bribery and corruption matters. Also key to the team are Richard Caird, Felicity Ewing, and Thomas Leyland. Natalia Fludra is a notable senior associate.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Dentons' London team 'gives fast, reliable and clear advice on difficult questions that also have cross-border strategic implications'. It advises corporate clients on a range of litigation, including post-M&A issues, corporate control, joint ventures and shareholder matters. Liz Tout heads the litigation and dispute resolution practice in London and Daren Allen is head of the financial markets and commercial disputes team. Other key lawyers include Craig Neilson, Simon Colledge, Adrian Giles, Dan Bodle and Thomas Leyland, while Tara Boateng is an experienced senior associate.

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Dentons handles criminal and civil proceedings and regulatory investigations, as well as dealing with internal investigations, compliance, confiscation and civil recovery matters. The firm often deals with investigations by the FCA, the SFO, local law enforcement and overseas regulators. Clients include the UK government, regulators, various compensation schemes and regulated firms. Daren Allen  heads the team and focuses on fraud, corruption, asset recovery, compliance investigations, litigation and dispute resolution. Roger Matthews joined as partner from Dechert LLP.

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