Laura Higgins

Associate, London



Laura has significant experience in corporate internal investigations involving bribery and corruption, often assisting clients in navigating those issues in foreign jurisdictions.
She has expertise in dealing with external regulators and authorities both in the UK and overseas, including the Serious Fraud Office (including one which entailed the successful negotiation of and entry into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement), the Financial Conduct Authority, the Financial Reporting Council and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Laura also has a particular interest in reputation and crisis management work.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School
Master of Arts, Jurisprudence
St. Anne's College, University of Oxford


Acting as the lead associate on an investigation for one of the world’s largest energy and commodity groups in respect of allegations of acts of fraud and bribery in the context of evading US sanctions.*

Acting as the lead associate on an internal investigation for a multinational professional services client in respect of certain identified financial improprieties allegedly conducted by individuals in one of its South Asian member firms.*

Advising a multinational professional services client with a multi-faceted crisis management strategy in South Africa.*

Advising a multinational retailer on a major regulatory investigation resulting from a profit overstatement and its subsequent entry into a deferred prosecution agreement.*

*Prior to joining White & Case