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Pamela is a white-collar crime and investigations lawyer based in London. She has extensive experience of dealing with a wide range of regulators both in the UK and abroad; particularly the SFO, CPS and FCA. Pamela advises companies and individuals on all aspects of domestic and multinational business, corporate, financial and white-collar crime. She has widespread experience of handling complex fraud, bribery and corruption, market abuse, and money laundering cases, as well as internal investigations and financial services investigations. She advises companies both pre- and post-acquisition on ABC/AML issues.
Pamela was previously a partner at a criminal law firm, where she established and led a business crime department. She has over 20 years' experience as a criminal lawyer, covering all stages of investigations and the criminal process. She acts in high-profile and media-sensitive cases.
Consistently recognized in the legal directories for having "a strong expertise in white-collar crime", Pamela is commended in Chambers 2020, where sources have observed that "she is brilliant – she is extremely knowledgeable, has good technical skills and works tirelessly ". Industry sources have also recognized Pamela for having "great judgement", saying that "her client care is second to none" and for possessing "an innate understanding of tactical planning".
She is a founding member of the Women in Criminal Law organization and an officer of the IBA Business Crime Committee. Pamela is profiled in Global Investigations Review's 100 Women in Investigations 2018 and Who's Who Legal Global Leader in Investigations 2020.
- individuals in three jurisdictions of a global bank on an SFO inquiry and internal investigation concerning money laundering and breach of regulations;
- multiple global banks and senior executives on Libor and Euribor investigations involving parallel proceedings between the FCA/SFO and DOJ/CFTC;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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 whistleblower 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;
- both a suspect (no criminal charges brought) and a number of prosecution witnesses for Operation Weeting (phone hacking);
- a global bank on criminal law risks and reporting obligations on carrying out covert intelligence investigations on the internet and dark web;
- a global telecommunications company pre-acquisition on criminal risk and compliance issues regarding the target company.
Immunity for criminal conduct in undercover investigations to be granted to a wide range of UK authorities
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