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Gareth Hall

Gareth Hall is an experienced white collar defence and investigations lawyer with a range of experience representing individuals and corporates throughout investigations and litigation, with a focus on financial and white-collar crime, often with international implications, as well as related proceedings such as restraint and confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Gareth has represented clients subject to investigations conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA), Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) for a range of matters including complex conspiracies, fraud, money laundering, and bribery. As well as having deep experience representing individuals in interviews conducted by the above agencies, Gareth also has higher rights of audience and has appeared as an advocate, representing individuals in the Crown Court.

In addition to his litigation and investigations experience, Gareth regularly advises firms and corporates in respect of their regulatory and compliance obligations such as those imposed by anti-money laundering and anti-bribery legislation, particularly in an M&A context. 

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented a high-profile individual under investigation for fraud offences. Investigation discontinued following the submission of detailed representations.
  • Part of the team representing a financial services company under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for alleged regulatory breaches.
  • Advised a firm of solicitors in relation to its financial sanctions reporting obligations to the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI).
  • Part of the team representing a company under ongoing investigation by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
  • Provided advice in relation to anti-bribery and anti-money laundering policies in the context of a proposed acquisition.
  • Part of the team representing a company in an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
  • Advised a company in relation to potential insider dealing in the context of a proposed acquisition.
  • Representation of individual accused of being involved in a large scale and complex fraud in which over £1,000,000 was stolen from cash machines nationally through the installation of ‘malware’ onto the machines’ computers.°
  • Representing a company director accused of conspiring to commit fraud by false representation by initiating unauthorised bank transfers from the United States to the value of almost $800,000 using an international foreign exchange account held by his company, before receiving the funds into his own personal bank account. Client acquitted.°
  • Representing an individual charged with laundering the proceeds of a large-scale ‘advance fee fraud’, elements of which took place in the United States and the UK.°
  • Representing individuals during interviews conducted by the SFO interviews under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 and under caution, in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Hall prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Educational Secretary, Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Credentials

Education
  • Legal Practice Course, College of Law Bloomsbury, 2012
  • LL.B. (Hons), Law and Criminology, University of Sheffield, 2010
Admissions
  • England and Wales