Business Crime

"The partner I know is an exceptional individual, with excellent personal skills, and good at spotting the central point in any matter he handles."

Legal 500 2024

"The team is innovative and always well informed of current developments."

Legal 500 2024

"Andrew Oldland KC is very well informed on financial matters, especially fraud in the context of Europe and Central Asia."

Legal 500 2023

"Andrew Oldland KC is a fiercely intelligent senior partner with the immeasurable benefit of significant court experience. Very few firms can boast an asset of his status in their number."

Legal 500 2022

"Michelmores is lucky to have as its senior partner, and principal fee-earner in this field, Andrew Oldland KC. It is rare to have a recorder, and particularly a silk recorder, as a senior partner, and Andrew is also unusual in his widespread knowledge of regulation, and his ability to demonstrate his expertise in international circles."

Legal 500 2022

"My impression remains that it is a firm which is leveraging its locations in London and in the West Country in order to break into the upper range of firms excelling in regulation, especially financial services regulation, including fraud."

Legal 500 2022

Quality advice from the outset

Under the leadership of Andrew Oldland KC, we are uniquely positioned to provide our clients clear insight into the functioning of regulators, prosecutors and investigators. Our Business Crime lawyers provide the highest quality advice from the outset of an investigation, and offer continuity of representation throughout the legal process.

Experience has shown that the steps corporates and senior executives take immediately following an incident or becoming aware of a situation which may attract criminal liability are crucial in determining the outcome of any investigation.

We offer the highest quality advice for internal and external corruption and money laundering investigations, as well as on implementing effective compliance programmes.

Companies and individuals

We have extensive experience advising corporates and individuals in relation to investigations into:

  • Anti-corruption
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Fraud
  • Sanctions
  • Director disqualification proceedings & breaches of the Companies Acts
  • Cartel offences
Recent experience

Advising AIFC bodies and authorised firms on AIFC law, including drafting the corporate governance code.

Representing a leading defined benefit pensions advice provider during a Sct 166 investigation and subsequent regulatory intervention by the FCA

Acting for a leading worldwide trust & corporate services provider in relation to regulatory investigations into complex AML issues in offshore jurisdictions

Advising a number of companies on:

  • corruption investigations within and outside the UK
  • bribery allegations raised during employment disputes
  • money laundering offences
  • self-reporting to the SFO and seeking consent under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Advising on director disqualification proceedings in relation to Competition Act infringements

Philip Ryley
Philip Ryley