Pamela Reddy

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3395
United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3395
Pamela Reddy

Pamela Reddy



Pamela Reddy is a white-collar crime and investigations lawyer based in London who is able to advise on the full spectrum of criminal and regulatory law.

With more than 25 years' experience, Pamela covers all stages of investigations, from the initial internal investigation and potential self-reporting, through to interviews under caution, all the way to defending clients in jury trials. She frequently acts on some of the most serious, complex and high-profile criminal investigations and has recently represented a number of global companies and senior executives in relation to investigations brought by the SFO, FCA, FRC, DOJ and DFSA. She has also worked on politically sensitive multi-jurisdictional investigations; several high-profile public inquiries; conducted internal investigations into allegations of abuse at well-known sports clubs; and advised individuals facing sexual misconduct allegations which surfaced amid the #MeToo movement.

Pamela is a first-choice counsel to global companies and senior executives on domestic and cross-border fraud, bribery and corruption, market abuse and money laundering investigations, with testimonials commenting that she is "very talented and efficient, a gutsy character who fights for her clients", "meticulous, organised and engaged at every point of the case" and that she has a "good handle on complex cases".

Prior to joining the firm, she led a team at a boutique criminal law firm, advising on high-profile and media-sensitive general criminal matters and white collar crime.

She is widely recognized as one of the UK's most distinguished white collar crime lawyers. She has been profiled in Global Investigations Review's Top 100 Women in Investigations 2018, Who's Who's List of Legal Global Leaders in Investigations 2020 and 2023, and Financier Worldwide's Power Players in Investigations & White Collar Crime 2021 and 2022. She is also part of the team which was recognised as the White-Collar Crime Team of the Year at the 2019 Legal Week Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Awards.

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  • A prominent consortium of companies in relation to a wide-ranging multi-jurisdictional SFO investigation as well as liaising with numerous other UK and foreign regulators
  • A high profile shipping company in relation to the highly reported criminal and civil investigations by the Insolvency service, which successfully resulted in the criminal investigation being dropped
  • Investigating allegations of abuse on behalf of a well-known sports club including advising on the preparation and implementation of a mitigation and risk management plan
  • A global telecommunications company pre and post-acquisition as part of a cross-border investigation into potential criminal activities including politically sensitive embezzlement and corruption issues
  • A leading international bank in relation to responding to requests from regulators in response to the liquidation of Wirecard AG amid allegations of fraud and criminal conduct
  • A significant witness to the SFO investigation into G4S
  • An individual in multi-jurisdictional claims against her deceased husband's associates, involving multiple highly complex claims arising from a conspiracy to defraud her and her daughters
  • The CEO of a DFSA registered fund manager in relation to a DFSA investigation
  • Multiple global banks and senior executives on LIBOR and EURIBOR investigations involving parallel proceedings between the FCA/SFO and DOJ/CFTC
  • A senior executive of Rolls Royce on an SFO investigation
  • A listed extractives company on a voluntary self-report to the SFO following its acquisition of an extractives company
  • A major international property development company on an internal investigation into potential corruption issues relating to high-value contracts following whistle-blower allegations
  • Two senior executives of a listed specialist real estate development finance provider and asset manager in connection with an AIM investigation
  • Individuals in three jurisdictions of a global bank on an SFO enquiry and internal investigation concerning money laundering and breach of regulations
  • Both a suspect (against whom no criminal charges were brought) and a number of prosecution witnesses for the high-profile Operation Weeting into phone hacking
  • A variety of cases relating to market abuse, including the first case of insider dealing prosecuted by the then-named FSA
  • A foreign state on an NCA investigation into possible money laundering arising out of a fraudulent transaction of US$500m and assisting in securing the return of the funds
  • An African mining company on an internal investigation following the arrest of one of its senior executives for bribery and corruption allegations
  • A business group manager of a French company on a multimillion pound internal investigation following a self-report to the SFO
  • The UK subsidiary of an African bank on an internal investigation following whistle-blower allegations from an employee
  • The CEO of an African oil company on the SFO investigation involving Afren PLC
  • Multiple companies on money laundering and the implications of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Multiple companies on the implications of the Bribery Act 2010
  • A global bank on criminal law risks and reporting obligations on carrying out covert intelligence investigations on the internet and dark web
  • Financier Worldwide's Power Players in Investigations & White Collar Crime 2021 and 2022
  • Who's Who's List of Legal Global Leaders in Investigations 2020 and 2023
  • 2019 Legal Week Commercial Litigation & Arbitration Awards: White-Collar Crime Team of the Year
  • Global Investigations Review's Top 100 Women in Investigations 2018

Chambers and Partners 2020

"she is brilliant – she is extremely knowledgeable, has good technical skills and works tirelessly "

"great judgement", saying that "her client care is second to none" and for possessing "an innate understanding of tactical planning"

  • Contributing editor: Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigations, published by Global Investigation Review (4th edition, 2020)
  • Co-author: 'Production of Information to the Authorities'.
  • City of London Law Society's Corporate Crime and Corruption Committee (member)
  • Women in Criminal Law organisation (founding member)
  • International Bar Association's Business Crime Committee (former officer)