Margot Davies

Associate, London



Margot Davies is an associate in the Firm's White Collar team in London. She advises both corporates and individuals on international regulatory and criminal enforcement matters. She has advised on government and internal investigations relating to allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, market abuse and cartel offences.

Margot has advised clients on policies, procedures and wider compliance frameworks in relation to bribery, corruption, money laundering and tax evasion. She has also supported clients on large-scale due diligence exercises and advised on bribery, corruption, money laundering and sanctions risks presented by proposed investments and acquisitions.

Margot has also conducted internal investigations for corporate entities, including listed companies.

Margot is committed to Pro Bono and has advised clients at the Citizen's Advice Bureau and at the Whitechapel Mission, and has contributed to the Prisoner's Advice Service newsletter. She has taken part in research projects relating to gender based violence and the use of the death penalty in certain jurisdictions. She is also a member of the Firm's Business and Human Rights Interest Group.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
European Legal Studies
King's College London


Representing former foreign exchange trader Richard Usher in US proceedings against the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The charges against Mr. Usher related to an alleged conspiracy to fix prices of the euro/dollar currency pair in the global foreign exchange market.

Conducting internal investigations for large corporate entities, including listed companies.

Advising a private equity investment firm on its compliance framework in relation to bribery, corruption, money laundering and other financial crime.

Conducting detailed anti-bribery and anti-money laundering due diligence for a global investment bank and private equity firms, and advising on ABC and AML risks presented by various proposed investments and acquisitions.

Acting for a company in relation to a report to law enforcement regarding criminal conduct.

Providing ongoing advice to a leading global social media platform provider in relation to potential criminal liability concerning content posted on its platform, and on a wide range of other criminal and regulatory matters relevant to its business.