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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
Investigations 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Neill Blundell is a fantastic specialist with a remarkable facility for investigations spanning the globe. He is adept at dealing with government authorities such as the SEC and the OLAF.


Neill is a specialist white-collar defence and criminal investigations lawyer who advises both individuals and corporates on compliance, pre-investigations, investigations and prosecutions conducted by agencies such as the SFO, the FCA, the CMA, HMRC, the NCA, the Civil Aviation Authority and the CPS. He also assists in multi-jurisdictional investigations involving agencies such as the US Department of Justice, and the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Neill has significant experience of acting for clients (both corporates and individuals) facing criminal investigations and prosecutions. He has been involved in some of the highest-profile bribery investigations into BAE, Rolls-Royce and Airbus, as well as benchmark rigging (LIBOR) and the investigation into Barclays regarding the 2008 fundraising.

He is also an expert on building anti-fraud, anti-bribery and Criminal Finance Act compliance programmes, and providing the training for clients in anti-fraud and culture awareness.

Leading media outlets such as the BBC (Newsnight, BBC World and BBC One), CNN, Channel 4 (Channel 4 News), Sky News and Jazz FM have invited Neill to speak on bribery, fraud and corporate crime topics. Neill regularly publishes articles on his areas of expertise, and has been quoted in the Financial TimesThe TimesThe Daily TelegraphThe Wall Street Journal and The Independent.

Neill is recommended as a leading individual for financial crime in Chambers UK (2020) and for regulatory investigations and corporate crime in The Legal 500 (2019).

Neill has been qualified as a higher rights advocate since 2003.

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