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Shoosmiths strengthens its regulatory team with the appointment of partner John Hartley

John Hartley has joined the financial crime and regulatory team at Shoosmiths, the UK law firm.

Having more than 14 years’ practice in criminal law, specialising in white collar crime, John brings a depth and breadth of experience covering all aspects of the criminal and regulatory investigation process.

He has extensive knowledge in guiding individuals and companies through the most complex fraud and financial investigations brought by government agencies and regulatory bodies. His recent work has included matters relating to the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, National Crime Agency, the Police and HMRC.

John was recently engaged in a complex SFO prosecution concerning attempted manipulation of benchmark Inter-bank Offer Rates (EURIBOR).

In addition to his white-collar crime practice, John has been asked to advise on breaches of EU Economic Sanctions and other regulatory investigations and prosecutions, including those relating to health and safety, trading standards, medical professionals and teachers.

John joins from Hodge, Jones and Allen in London where he was Head of Fraud, Financial Crime and Regulatory Investigations.

As a partner within the financial crime and regulatory team he will work closely with partner Dan Stowers who earlier this year secured the first legal acquittal in the SFO “XYZ Ltd” prosecution of three Sarclad Ltd executives, following a Deferred Prosecution Agreement.

Roy Tozer, head of Financial Crime and Regulatory team at Shoosmiths said:

“We’re delighted to welcome John to the team. His extensive experience in white collar crime adds to our current expertise in this sector as well as boosting our overall compliance offering.”

John will be based in Shoosmiths’ London Office.

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