Fred Kelly

Associate, London



Fred Kelly is an associate in the White Collar team in London, having joined White & Case in October 2015. He advises both companies and individuals in relation to investigations by UK and international law enforcement agencies and regulators.

Fred has advised on a number of significant government, regulatory and internal investigations, particularly in relation to matters involving bribery and corruption, fraud, money laundering and cartel offences.

Fred has also spent time on secondment to the Financial Crime Legal team of an international investment bank.

Fred was part of a team that assisted JUSTICE, an all-party law reform and human rights organisation, in the preparation of a report recommending a review of the use of docks in criminal trials in England and Wales.

Fred has also represented three individuals in relation to an appeal to the Privy Council regarding their convictions for murder in Jamaica.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
University of Law
BA (Classics)
Cambridge University
Girton College


Due to the confidential nature of Fred's work, we are unable to list details of all of his major matters. However, as an indication of Fred's experience, his representations include the following:

Representing a senior executive in the oil industry in relation to an investigation and prosecution brought by the Serious Fraud Office relating to allegations of bribery and corruption.

Working as part of the UK team advising Richard Usher, a senior bank trader, in connection with the worldwide investigation into the manipulation of foreign exchange benchmarks.

Representing an international investment bank in regulatory enforcement proceedings concerning the adequacy of its AML systems and controls.

Representing a multinational logistics company in relation to a Serious Fraud Office investigation into potential bribery and corruption offences in connection with facilitation payments overseas. 

Representing an individual in relation to enforcement proceedings brought against them by the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Representing a senior employee of a multinational retail company in relation to a Serious Fraud Office investigation into an alleged accounting fraud.

Advising a multinational company in relation to an investigation carried out by the Competition and Markets Authority.

Representing a trader in relation to a bank’s internal investigation into foreign exchange options trading.