Noel Power specialises in internal and regulatory investigations and white-collar criminal defence. Noel advises large corporate clients, financial institutions and senior executives across a range of industries including financial services, transport, pharmaceuticals and defence, on their interactions with the UK Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency, HMRC and the US Department of Justice.

Noel focuses his practice on complex, multi-agency and cross-border investigations particularly involving bribery, fraud, corruption and money laundering. Noel’s practical experience of investigating and defending organisations and individuals has led to a compliance and advisory practice assisting national and international organisations in designing, implementing and testing effective compliance measures.

Noel has been listed as a key lawyer by the Legal 500 2022.


Acting for Airbus SE in relation to allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, and subsequent coordinated settlements with the UK Serious Fraud Office, French Parquet National Financier, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of State.

Advising a large investment fund in respect of allegations of corruption, involving investigations by the UK National Crime Agency, the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities Exchange Commission and various Parliamentary Inquiries in the UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Acting for a former senior executive of a French transport company who was acquitted at trial on charges of corruption.

Acting for a UK plc in relation to an investigation being conducted by HMRC into its overseas operations.

Acting for an ultra high-net-worth African businessman in obtaining removal from U.S. sanctions for alleged corruption.

Advising two senior executives of a healthcare technology company in relation to an investigation by the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Acting for the Irish branch of an international bank in relation to an investigation by the Central Bank of Ireland into transaction monitoring failures in respect of anti-money laundering and terrorist financing systems.


Noel Power is highly knowledgeable and provides practical, business-minded advice

Legal 500, 2022