David has extensive experience in contentious regulatory work, with a particular focus on FCA and other financial services

investigations. He has acted for investment banks, asset managers and private wealth management firms, and for individuals

employed by them, in some of the most high profile civil and criminal investigations to date. David also has experience of defending

other white collar crime investigations including those alleging bribery and corruption, irregular/false accounting, and breaches of antimoney

laundering legislation. His international experience includes work in Asia and Italy as well as cross-border investigations with a

UK element.

Examples of David’s work include:

  • acting for a corporate alleged to have committed market abuse and to have breached the European Market Abuse
  • Regulation by delaying the disclosure of inside information
  • acting for an investment bank being investigated for alleged manipulation of LIBOR, and an investment bank being
  • investigated for potential manipulation of a foreign exchange benchmark
  • acting for a bank alleged to have breached FCA Principles 2 and 3 in relation to a derivatives trade
  • advising a bank on the conduct of performance adjustment investigations into accountable individuals in accordance with
  • the Bank’s policies and the FCA/PRA Remuneration Codes and
  • advising on a series of internal investigations, for example in a mis-marking/circumvention of internal controls case.
  • David has also written for a number of industry publications and content providers, including Practical Law for Companies, Compliance Monitor and Compliance Complete.
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
Professional Memberships
  • Law Society of England and Wales