Ed Pearson is an associate in the White Collar team in London. Ed advises in relation to a wide variety of sensitive financial crime and regulatory issues, including money laundering, bribery and corruption, fraud, the facilitation of tax evasion, and sanctions. Ed has conducted internal investigations for clients in relation to these issues and is also experienced in supporting clients on compliance and due diligence exercises.
Ed has particular experience of advising senior individuals and corporates under investigation by the UK and foreign authorities, including the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Reporting Council, and the US Department of Justice.
- Advising a multi-national natural resources company in relation to an SFO investigation of alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.*
- Representing a senior executive in relation to an SFO investigation of a multi-national mining company.*
- Conducting a cross-border internal investigation for a corporate client further to allegations of fraud and sanctions violations in relation to a DOJ investigation of a Chinese telecoms group. *
- Acting for the Financial Director of a UK aviation company in relation to an investigation into accounting irregularities by the Financial Reporting Council.*
*Experience gained at a prior firm