Leading our global Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice, Crispin, has wide ranging experience in international and cross-border issues arising out of complex fraud, bribery and corruption, insolvency and asset recovery situations. Now based in London, he worked in our Hong Kong office for 5 years and subsequently managed our offices in Asia and the Middle East for 8 years.
Over the years Crispin has acted on some of the leading cases in his field, including Arrows Limited, in which the House of Lords first sought to define the powers of the UK's Serious Fraud Office and the huge multi-jurisdictional investigation and litigation arising from the collapse of BCCI bank. He also acted for the UK pension interests in the unique cross border trial that took place simultaneously in Delaware and Toronto to determine the distribution of the billions of dollars held by the bankruptcy trustees of the U.S., Canadian and European estates of Nortel.
He brings a wealth of experience advising on the UK Bribery Act and guiding management boards through the minefield of compliance with 'adequate procedures' around the globe. Crispin has also acted as pro bono partner and is co-chair of the firm's Citizenship Panel.
Leading individual Tier 1 Corporate Crime
Leading practitioner Financial crime.
Areas of Focus
Advising Standard Chartered Bank following the collapse of Lehman Brothers regarding the bank's position in respect of its sale of Lehman Brothers products.
Advising the board of a UK Plc on its compliance with the Bribery Act following a comprehensive review cross numerous jurisdictions worldwide.