Marie advises companies and senior individuals facing criminal and regulatory investigations carried out by all the leading UK authorities including the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and others. She advises suspects and witnesses in cases involving allegations of complex fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and other types of misconduct, often with a cross-border element.
Marie has advised clients in relation to high-profile SFO investigations including its investigations into Euribor; Barclays/Qatar; Rolls Royce Plc; Tesco Plc; ENRC Ltd; Serco; Sweett Group Plc; Libor; and FX.
Other significant representations include advising a trader in relation to an alleged tax fraud in connection with Cum/Ex trading, which is under criminal investigation in Germany; advising a senior individual in relation to a complex construction fraud investigation carried out by the NHS Counter Fraud Service; advising an investment fund and an associated individual in connection with a World Bank Group Integrity vice presidency investigation; and advising a senior individual in relation to a criminal investigation carried out by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Marie has advised many clients in relation to FCA investigations. Her track record includes advising a former senior manager of a major retail bank in relation to an investigation into the bank; a former senior manager of a major retail bank in relation to an investigation into alleged misconduct and/or lack of fitness and propriety; a former senior manager of a mortgage lender in relation to an investigation into alleged misconduct and/or lack of fitness and propriety; and a large consumer credit firm in respect of its contested application for authorisation by the FCA.