Addleshaw Goddard has appointed David Pygott (formerly of Counsel at CMS) as a Partner in its renowned Global Investigations team, further demonstrating its commitment to this practice following the recent hire of former Scottish FA Compliance Officer Tony McGlennan.
David has extensive experience in contentious regulatory work, with a particular focus on FCA and other financial services investigations. David has acted for a range of financial institutions, and for individuals employed by them, in some of the most high profile civil and criminal investigations in recent years, such as those into alleged benchmark manipulation. His recent experience includes acting on a number of FCA investigations into alleged market abuse, alleged breaches of the Market Abuse Regulation and listing regime, and alleged criminal offences in the Financial Services Act 2012. He also has experience of defending other white collar crime investigations including those alleging bribery and corruption, irregular/false accounting, and breaches of anti-money laundering legislation. His international experience includes work in Asia and Italy as well as cross-border investigations with a UK element.
David's appointment will add more bandwidth to the team for contentious regulatory work, strengthening its position to deal with the continued upturn in enforcement activity from the regulators.
Nichola Peters, Head of Global Investigations, said: "David's strong credentials in assisting firms and individuals with investigations conducted by the FCA and other regulatory authorities will add a further dimension to our multi-disciplinary team."
"David is a fantastic addition, as we continue to offer our clients high quality advice in the increasingly complex world of investigations and enforcement, on the full range of issues from market abuse, to bribery, through to sanctions to regulatory investigations and proceedings."
With a focus on premium, high value work, AG's Global Investigations team has enjoyed a number of accolades in recent years, having been included in the Global Investigations Review 100 every year since its inception in 2015.