Sara Teasdale is “very highly regarded” among peers who commend her work representing prominent individuals and corporate clients in regulatory and criminal prosecutions.
Sara Teasdale has consistently been involved in some of the highest-profile and most complex white-collar crime and contentious regulatory cases. Sara has extensive experience of criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions brought by the SFO/FCA/MHRA/DOJ, acting primarily for senior, often high-profile individuals. Sara also advises individuals in relation to internal investigations.
Sara previously acted for a corporate defendant in Operation Holbein, the SFO investigation into alleged criminal cartel activity in the pharmaceutical industry. Sara has acted for individuals in a number of SFO corruption cases, including BAE Systems in the corruption investigation into South African arms deals; and more recently, Sweett Group plc, who she currently represents in a Unaoil-related investigation. Sara also acted for a UK based property developer charged with bribery relating to property dealings with the government ministers in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). For the purposes of this case, Sara was sworn into the Bar of the TCI.
Sara’s other main practice area is acting for individuals in the financial sector being investigated by the FCA. Sara acted for the former finance director of the main trading arm of Cattles PLC in the high-profile Cattles FCA case and also acted in the parallel FRC (formerly the AADB) regulatory/disciplinary proceedings. Sara represented a number of traders at a range of different banks in LIBOR-related investigations brought by SFO, FCA, DOJ and CFTC.