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Chris  Stott, Principal Associate

Chris  Stott

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Financial services disputes and investigations

Practice notes

Chris is a Principal Associate in our Corporate Crime and Investigations team. Chris advises a range of multinationals, financial institutions and individuals on criminal, regulatory and internal investigations and on compliance with UK anti-money laundering (AML), anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) and other financial crime legislation and regulation. Recent work (prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland) includes:

  • Advising several multinational banks on criminal investigations and potential criminal liability arising from bench mark rate manipulation;
  • Advising a bank on criminal and regulatory investigations concerning alleged fraud arising from conduct during the 2008 financial crisis;
  • Acting for the former Chief Compliance Officer of an investment firm in connection with a regulatory investigation and proceedings (including before the Upper Tribunal) concerning failures to exercise adequate oversight over systems and controls relating to product suitability;
  • Leading the project team embedded within a multinational bank to advise the bank and senior executives and design and put in place systems and controls in relation to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime;
  • Acting for a US based private equity firm in connection with a private prosecution alleging fraud and forgery pursued against it by a former joint venture partner, including securing dismissal of the private prosecution and recovery of costs;
  • Conducting an internal investigation for a major global consultancy firm concerning allegations of involvement in tax evasion in six jurisdictions.

Chris joined Eversheds Sutherland in 2021 having previously worked in a magic circle firm in London (with time spent on secondment to Hong Kong) and the London office of a major US based law firm.

Chris speaks regularly at industry events on AML and ABC related topics, and is the co-author of the chapter on deferred prosecution agreements in Lissack and Horlick on Bribery.