6KBW College Hill offers practical and strategic advice to corporates, officers and employees.

Many of our members hold panel appointments to the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and the Competition and Markets Authority. We advise on all aspects of actual or suspected corporate offending, at every stage of proceedings.

You can read more about some of our notable cases and recent news below.


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We have extensive experience advising on corporate criminal and regulatory investigations, including:

  • Investigations at the ‘pre-report’ stage
  • Handling investigations in multiple jurisdictions
  • Liaising between corporates and prosecuting agencies
  • Managing privilege and disclosure issues
  • Due diligence in commercial transactions

Fraud, bribery and corruption

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6KBW College Hill members act in many of the largest and most complex fraud and bribery cases in the country. Our work has included:

  • The British Aerospace Systems bribery investigation (both prosecution and defence)
  • The $2.3 billion UBS “rogue trader” banking fraud
  • The trial of Asil Nadir, former Chairman of Polly Peck International


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Our members are at the cutting edge of developments relating to cybercrime law. We regularly lecture on the topic, in the UK and internationally. Our expertise in cybercrime matters includes:

  • Data protection
  • Compliance strategies
  • Defending material from cyber-attacks
  • Piracy
  • Theft
  • Computer Misuse Act offences

Corporate manslaughter

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We have a wealth of experience in dealing with cases of corporate manslaughter. We act for corporates, directors, individuals and government agencies in connection with offences arising at common law and under applicable legislation.

Corporate offending

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We provide advice and representation on all aspects of corporate offending, acting regularly in matters concerning:

  • Financial regulatory crime
  • Insider trading
  • Sanctions
  • Companies Act and Insolvency Act offences
  • Accounting and record-keeping
  • Competition offences

Related news

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7 April

Barclays LIBOR trial

The re-trial of two Barclays traders, accused of manipulating LIBOR, concluded yesterday at Southwark Crown Court.  The defendants, Ryan Reich and Stylianos Contagoulas, were acquitted of conspiracy...

18 January

Rolls-Royce plc Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Today the third, and largest, Deferred Prosecution Agreement was approved by the  President of the Queen's Bench Division. The agreement was reached between the Serious Fraud Office and Rolls-Royce...

13 October

Application to terminate SFO investigation

The High Court (Gross LJ and Andrews J) yesterday handed down judgment in R (ota Soma Oil & Gas) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office. The case concerned an application for a mandatory order...

16 December

Phone hacking - No Further Action

On 11 December 2015, the Crown Prosecution Service announced its decision not to prosecute News Group Newspapers in connection with its investigation into 'phone hacking' and related offences....

5 June

CMA's first contested criminal cartel trial

Duncan Penny QC and Fiona Alexander are instructed by the Competitions and Market Authority (CMA) in the first contested criminal cartel case brought by the prosecuting body. The defendants, Mr...

18 May

6KBW College Hill Cybercrime Seminar

On 14 May 2015, Chambers hosted a seminar focusing on Cybercrime. The panel discussion was chaired by Jonathan Hall QC and the Q&A was chaired Law Commissioner, Professor David Ormerod QC....

8 May

Challenge to SFO Section 2 Notices

Katherine Hardcastle was instructed by the SFO in relation to a claim brought by BSG Resources, the Israeli diamond group, which sought to challenge the SFO's decisions to provide Mutual Legal...

12 June

Chambers launches Cybercrime team

Chambers has established a team of practitioners with particular experience and knowledge of cybercrime. They have experience on advising financial institutions who have been the subject of...