White Collar Crime and Regulatory Investigations

Our lawyers have significant experience in dealing with regulatory disputes in the financial sector and conducting corporate investigations.

When wrongdoing is detected, businesses may need to initiate an investigation in order to understand what has happened and what legal options are available to recover any losses that have been incurred.

Our lawyers have experience in dealing with regulatory disputes in the financial sector and conducting corporate investigations.
Depending on the nature of the business and the nature of the wrongdoing, there may also be a need for advice on handling regulatory and criminal investigations. We at Signature are able to assist businesses and individuals with that process, and by taking a lead role in the investigation process we can quickly advise on what legal options are available and ensure an appropriate strategy is in place.

We advise clients on dawn raid strategies, allegations of market manipulation, insider dealing, and associated FCA Principles and Listing Rules breaches. We also advise clients in connection with investigations initiated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Serious Fraud Office.

The Legal 500 recognises that Abdulali Jiwaji is recommended by clients for “financial disputes and regulatory issues”. In Chambers Global he is described as being a “technically sound, sensible and robust litigator who always finds practical solutions”.

We also advise clients in seeking applications for judicial review.

White Collar Crime and Regulatory Investigations Team

“Their advice is sound and their strategic approach is excellent. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

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Abdulali Jiwaji

The Legal 500 UK has noted that Abdulali is recommended for commercial litigation, financial disputes and professional negligence issues. The Legal 500 praises him for his ‘ability to analyse difficult issues and provide concise and clear advice’, whilst Chambers Global has described Abdulali as a “technically sound, sensible and robust litigator who always finds practical solutions”.

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White Collar Crime and Regulatory Investigations Experience

Advising an authorised person in relation to high profile and ongoing investigations by both US and UK regulatory and criminal authorities into events in the credit derivatives market, which included the mark-to-market of a complex book of credit default swaps.

Advising a corporation on its exposure to claims from, and the potential available claims against, third parties arising from alleged bribery and corruption.

Advising a financial institution in a regulatory investigation into the market impact arising from the operation of an algorithmic trading program.

Advising financial institutions on investigations into recent rate rigging allegations, including conducting internal investigations and advising on ongoing regulatory investigations.

Advising a manufacturer in relation to its potential investigation by the UK Competition & Markets Authority and European Commission.

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