Jonah Anderson

Partner, London

Biography

‘Jonah Anderson lives for his cases and give his all. He provides leadership and insight to a case. The client is at the centre of everything he does. He is knowledgeable and thoughtful and a market leader in relation to money laundering and other proceeds of crime issues.’

‘Jonah Anderson is a standout partner. Technically very able, thoughtful and responsive, his judgment is always clear and thought-through. He is a real pleasure to work with. He has impressive leadership qualities and fights his client’s corner in a persuasive way.’
Legal 500, 2021, Regulatory Investigations & Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates) / Legal 500, 2021, Fraud: White Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals)

Overview

Jonah Anderson co-heads the London financial crime team. Jonah advises on internal investigations, law enforcement investigations and on corporate compliance matters, with a focus on bribery and corruption, fraud, tax evasion and anti-money laundering ("AML") law and regulation.

Jonah has represented corporates and individuals in investigations and prosecutions by the UK authorities, including the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue & Customs, the National Crime Agency, the Financial Conduct Authority and the police. He has represented clients who are subject to investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Jonah has advised governments on AML policy, private firms on AML compliance and internal investigations (particularly fintech firms in recent times) and individuals and corporates on law enforcement investigations regarding money laundering. Jonah is a frequent speaker and commentator on transnational money laundering issues and has been quoted in the Economist, the Financial Times and the Times, amongst other publications. Jonah authored the UK chapters in Lexology GTDT: Anti-Money Laundering 2022 and the International Comparative Legal Guide to Anti-Money Laundering 2022.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
Leeds University
Northumbria University
Languages
English

Experience

  • Advising regulated financial firms regarding internal investigations in relation to failures in systems and controls regarding money laundering.
  • Advising governments on anti-money laundering policy and legislation.
  • Advising a financial institution regarding a criminal investigation into customers and associated money laundering reporting obligations and injunctive proceedings.
  • Investigating and reporting on the source of wealth of corporates and high-net-worth individuals.
  • Advising an SPV regarding an internal investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption in relation to an LNG to power project.
  • Advising a corporate regarding an internal investigation, a self-report to the Serious Fraud Office and the deferred prosecution agreement process.
  • Advising a global tech company regarding an internal investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption in relation to a business critical infrastructure project.
  • Advising senior executives under investigation regarding allegations of bribery, fraud, accounting irregularities and/or money laundering.
  • Advising individuals under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies in relation to trading activity.
  • Advising corporates and individuals regarding investigations by HM Revenue & Customs into allegations of tax fraud, sanctions busting and money laundering.