Neill Blundell

Partner, London


“He is a leading criminal practitioner with a wealth of experience. He attracts fantastic work and has a great ability to put his clients at ease in challenging circumstances.”
Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals, Chambers 2023


Neill is a partner at White & Case and head of the London white collar team. He is a specialist white collar and regulatory defence lawyer who advises both individuals and corporates on compliance, pre-investigations, investigations and prosecutions conducted by UK agencies such as the FCA, SFO, CMA, HMRC, NCA, and the CPS. He also assists in multi-jurisdictional investigations involving agencies such as the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the FIOD (Netherlands), the US Department of Justice, the US Securities & Exchange Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Neill is also an expert on sanctions law and advises corporates and individuals on UK, EU and US sanctions.

He is also an expert on building anti-fraud, AML, anti-bribery and Criminal Finance Act compliance programmes and in providing the training for clients in anti-fraud and culture awareness.

Neill is a qualified solicitor-advocate.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
The College of Law
BA (Hons)
University of Sheffield


Representing a corporate that was the subject of raids by the SFO.*

Acting for an AIM listed business following its shares being suspended due to financial irregularities.*

Representing a company that was subject to raids and document seizures by the NCA under warrants including a judicial review of the validity of the warrants used.*

Acting on an SFO investigation into bribery and corruption on contracts won in Europe. The matter commenced with an internal investigation that led to a self-report being made to the SFO and negotiations for the company to be offered a Deferred Prosecution Agreement.*

Acting on an investigation into criminal wrongdoing on a European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) funded project. This led to the first ever EBRD civil penalty for a bribery related issue.*

Acting for the former Chairman of JJB Sports in successful SFO prosecution for £100m misleading the market.*

Acting for an international engineering company on its anti-bribery compliance programme, including a full audit of its current processes, interviewing key stake holders and introducing training including a culture awareness programme.*

Acting for a large port operator on the requirements of the Criminal Finance Act and helping to undertake the risk assessment process.*

Acting for the senior executive of an internet business in an HMRC prosecution at a crown court for conspiracy to defraud.*

Acting for a major asset management firm on a FCA investigation into its best execution arrangements and performance.*

Acting for an international investment bank into an internal investigation into allegations of money laundering by the daughter of a president of a nation state involving the SFO and its Dutch counterpart, FIOD.*

Acting for a German State authority in relation to the impact of sanctions on an entity under German liquidation and dealing with OFSI.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case.

Speaking Engagements


Outer Temple Chambers


Edited the "Money Laundering" and "Disclosure of Suspicious Transactions" chapters of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds of Crime, a leading textbook

Awards and Recognition

Band 1, Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals - UK-wide
Chambers 2023

Band 2, Financial Crime: Corporates
Chambers 2023

Band 2, Financial Crime: Individuals
Chambers 2023

Hall of Fame, Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice to Corporates)
Legal 500, 2023

Leading Individual, Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals)
Legal 500, 2023