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Thought Leaders

Thought Leaders

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader
Investigations 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

“She has a brilliant strategic mind”
“She is a widely recognised name in the UK investigations market”


Jo is head of Mishcon's award-winning White Collar Crime & Investigations Group. She regularly advises companies and individuals in corruption investigations, fraud, money laundering and contentious financial services litigation. Often her clients are based abroad. The litigation is complex and usually involves multiple jurisdictions. Government agencies on the other side of her cases range from the SFO, FCA, CMA and HMRC domestically and DOJ, SEC and IRS in the US and PNF in France. Cases involving counterparts in Europe, CIS countries and the Far East.

Jo's numerous high profile cases include; representation of the Ahsani family in the multifaceted SFO investigations into their company Unaoil, advising clients in the SFO's investigations into Rolls Royce, Alstom, Balli Group, Airbus, BAT, Quindell and Ultra. She is also involved in the 1MDB investigation.

Jo won Individual of the Year for White Collar Crime at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019.  In 2018 Jo was listed in Who's Who Legal's Business Crime Defence 2018 and is recognised as a Global Elite Thought Leader for EMEA in both the Corporate and Individual Defence listings. Jo is named in the 2021 Spears 500. She was named as one of the top 100 outstanding female investigations lawyers in the 2018 Global Investigations Review special on Women in Investigations, She is one of a handful of individuals who have been nominated twice in The Lawyer's Hot100. She is also listed in Band 1 for Financial Crime: Individuals in Chambers & Partners.

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