Joe Paisley

Associate, London



Joe Paisley is an Associate in the White Collar team in London. Joe advises in relation to a wide variety of sensitive financial crime and regulatory issues, including sanctions, money laundering, bribery and corruption, fraud, and the facilitation of tax evasion.

Joe has advised and represented clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, natural resources, maritime/shipping, aviation, and fintech. Joe frequently advises clients on sanctions and financial crime issues in relation to high-stakes and high-value transactions, conducts internal investigations where suspected financial crimes or breaches of sanctions have emerged, and advises on compliance policies, procedures and frameworks.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor (England and Wales)
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law
BPP Law School
Bachelor of Arts
University of Bristol


Advising a regulated fintech client on money laundering systems and controls and sanctions compliance.

Advising one of Europe's largest energy infrastructure projects on sanctions risks and compliance.

Advising a shipping company in relation to the sale of vessels to Russian counterparties, including seeking clarification from OFSI on certain issues.

Advising an investment management firm regarding certain activities in Kazakhstan and Russia in relation to aviation and financial sanctions.

Advising global investment banks and multi-national companies in relation to sanctions compliance with respect to various proposed investments and acquisitions.

Advising a regulated fintech client on an internal investigation in relation to money laundering systems and controls.