Jonah Anderson

Partner, London


‘Jonah Anderson is the guru in the London market on complex money laundering issues.’

‘Jonah Anderson is hardworking, strategic and incredibly user-friendly. He is always two steps ahead, able to see through the knotty weeds of an investigation. He is approachable but not to be underestimated.’
Legal 500 2024, Regulatory Investigations And Corporate Crime (Advice To Corporates) and White-Collar Crime (Advice To Individuals)


Jonah Anderson is a Chambers ranked financial crime specialist. Jonah advises corporates on internal investigations, law enforcement investigations and compliance policies and procedures, with a focus on bribery and corruption, anti-money laundering ("AML") law and regulation, fraud, tax evasion, and financial services issues. He frequently works on sanctions matters with our specialist sanctions team.

Jonah has a unique experience in the AML space. He has advised governments on AML policy, legislation and processes involving the Financial Action Task Force. He advises corporates on AML compliance, reporting obligations and internal investigations (particularly private equity houses, fintech firms and financial institutions). Jonah is a frequent speaker and commentator on transnational money laundering and terrorist financing issues and has been quoted in the Economist, the Financial Times and the Times, amongst other publications.

Jonah assists individuals with complex criminal, regulatory or reputational issues.

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 various police forces. He has represented clients who are subject to investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Leeds University
Northumbria University


  • Advising regulated financial firms regarding internal investigations in relation to failures in systems and controls, particularly regarding money laundering.
  • Advising financial institutions regarding criminal investigations into customers.
  • Investigating and reporting on the source of wealth of corporates and high-net-worth individuals.
  • Advising individuals under investigation regarding allegations of bribery, fraud, tax evasion, sanctions busting, accounting irregularities and/or money laundering.
  • Advising traders under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office, the U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies.
  • Advising governments on anti-money laundering policy and legislation.
  • 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.