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Chris is a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution team in London. Chris has substantial experience in business crime and regulatory investigations and is a part of our multi-disciplinary global Compliance & Investigations team. He advises corporates and individuals in relation to white-collar crime and undertakes internal investigations for corporates where there are suspected compliance failings which may result in potential criminal or regulatory liability. Chris's practice also includes advising corporates on risk and compliance issues, particularly in the areas of bribery and corruption and money laundering.

On Wednesday, 24 February 2021, the Financial Conduct Authority was ordered to halt its investigation into a trader involved in the European Cum-Ex dividend scandal pending the outcome of the separate case brought by the Danish tax authorities in the UK.

Judge Jonathan Swift said in his ruling (available here) that the FCA must stop its disciplinary investigation into the trader until the Danish tax authorities’ High Court case first resolves a number of legal issues, which is expected to be around the beginning of 2022.