Emily is a managing associate in our international dispute resolution department in London, specialising in corporate crime. She is a member of the firm’s Crime, Fraud & Investigations group and regularly advises on bribery and corruption, money laundering, regulatory investigations, fraud and extradition.
She has significant experience in advising corporations on high profile corruption investigations in both the UK and internationally, including those run by the UK Serious Fraud Office.
Emily is a member of the firm’s eDiscovery experts committee and has extensive experience of using electronic review platforms in large scale investigations and disputes. Emily is also a member of the Simmons team which won the FT Innovative Lawyers Award in 2011 for Innovation in anti-bribery and corruption work.
- Recent Work
- advising a major FTSE company on a large scale corruption investigation involving the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and US Department of Justice including advice on self-reporting and negotiations over remedial action with the Serious Fraud Office
- acting for a defendant in connection with a multi-billion dollar fraud claim covering five jurisdictions and involving worldwide freezing orders
- advising a multi-national company in the hospitality industry on extradition issues, including Red Notices
- advising 12 leading energy & extractives companies on sector specific guidance on adequate procedures under the Bribery Act 2010
- advising a number of leading companies across our five sectors on anti-bribery compliance programmes, including developing policies, procedures and training, and advising on the implications of the Bribery Act 2010 and anti-money laundering issues
- defence of offshore directors and company administrators arising from a failed development and alleged lost development profits of over £100m.
Emily joined Simmons & Simmons in 2008 and qualified into the dispute resolution team in 2010. Before joining Simmons & Simmons she read History at the University of Edinburgh.
Emily has spent time on secondment to GlaxoSmithKline’s legal department where she assisted in developing an anti-bribery and corruption compliance programme and advised on governance and regulatory issues.