Sion Richards

Sion Richards focuses on complex multijurisdictional investigations and civil litigation. Much of his work involves advising on major fraud and corruption matters and disputes arising particularly in a distress scenario. He regularly advises clients on their compliance with relevant legislation and regulation, particularly related to bribery and corruption, as well as on investigations and inquiries brought by regulatory and enforcement authorities. He has developed substantial experience in many jurisdictions, including recently in the Caribbean, Central and East Africa, the Middle East, and the CIS.

Sion's recent experience includes advising on the SFO & DoJ investigation that led to the U.K.'s first ever resolution by way of a deferred prosecution agreement; advising the liquidators of Weavering Capital on its fraud investigation and the successful actions arising out of the collapse of its $500 million fund; a substantial corporate and a major financial institution on UK Bribery Act related internal investigations; a large manufacturing company on UK Bribery Act compliance issues; the board of Langbar International Limited in its fraud investigation and successful recovery actions against former directors and shareholders arising out of the largest fraud to have hit the AIM market; Standard Bank Plc in claims against Sheikh Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber and EFAD; ESO Capital in its €50 million project refinancing dispute; and the Antiguan liquidators of Stanford International Bank Limited on its recognition proceedings in Switzerland. [1]