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Highly regarded

Bar admissions:

England & Wales


United Kingdom

Practice areas:

Financial services regulatory

Chris Warren-Smith represents clients in investigations and disputes, including corporate investigations, commercial and international litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, and regulatory enforcement proceedings. As deputy chair of the Global white collar and government investigations practice, Chris has worked on many high-profile issues and crises. He also is a member of the global crisis management team.

  • Represented financial institutions in Europe, the US, and Asia in disputes and regulatory investigations arising from issues such as collateralised debt obligations, LIBOR, FX, spoofing and other trade issues and other high-profile matters.
  • Represented clients in a wide range of matters arising from Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) activities including enforcement work, Section 166 appointments, and the production of independent reports for consideration of the FCA (and the Bank of England).
  • Conducted multijurisdictional corporate investigations and managing government investigations in the UK, US and around the world involving a wide range of issues, such as foreign corrupt practices, bribery, export control and sanctions violations, payments to third parties and supply chain fraud, money laundering, whistleblowing, improper trading, and accountancy issues.
  • Handled litigation in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and Queens Bench Division, for UK and international clients over many years.

  • Banking
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Investment management

  • England & Wales

  • University of Melbourne, Australia, 1988, LLB, with honors; B.A.