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Robert Hadley

Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Mr. Hadley is a partner in the firm’s Government Enforcement and Commercial Litigation practice groups. He focuses on regulatory enforcement and commercial litigation investigation matters. He acts in FCA (previously FSA) enforcement matters and advises firms and individuals on FSA regulatory issues. He is a leading partner in the London office practice in counselling upon and investigations of bribery and corruption issues including the implications of the UK Bribery Act 2010. He has experience of litigation at all levels for clients in a variety of industries including the financial services, life assurance, engineering manufacturing extractive and publishing sectors, as well as for individual clients.

Professional Background

Robert qualified as a lawyer in 1985 and is a solicitor advocate. He joined the firm in 1988 and became a partner in 1992.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Bribery Act Procedures” Funds Europe, November 2011
  • “The UK Bribery Act and Adequate Procedures: Threats and Opportunities” Webinar, September 2011
  • “K&L Gates Annual Investment Management Conference,” London July 2011
  • “The UK Bribery Act: What US and other non-UK companies need to know” Webinar, May 2011
  • “Global Export Controls Webinar: A snapshot of the US, EU and PRC, ” July 2009
  • “FSA Investigations and Enforcement, ” New York and Boston, April 2008
  • “Internal and Regulatory Investigations,” Commerce & Industry Group, London, November 2005
  • FSA (now FCA) investigations and enquiries into market abuse by market manipulation and misuse of information and into the circulation of announceable information
  • FSA (now FCA) authorization, close links and disclosure issues
  • Advising corporate clients upon the response to bribery incidents and upon anti-corruption compliance programmes and “adequate procedures” under the Bribery Act 2010
  • Investigating allegations and representing Defendant companies facing allegations of conspiracy and fraud claims arising from bribery-related criminal convictions of former employees of Defendants and customers
  • Defending allegations of fraud and bribery in property transactions
  • Addressing money laundering risks and issues under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Challenging a share valuation on a compulsory sale of shares at a very substantial undervalue, including an injunction application to restrain the sale
  • Obtaining an immediate retraction and apology and damages from a national newspaper over a serious libel of a public company in its business pages
  • Obtaining a freezing order against a currency exchange house
  • Advising clients on warranty, non-performance and other contractual disputes in share purchase agreements and representing clients in such proceedings
  • Injunction proceedings concerning the unlawful removal of confidential documents, information and software by departing employees
  • Freezing injunctions and disclosure orders concerning the “missing” millions allegedly diverted from a Scandinavian public company
  • Grupo Torras; and Manoukian -v- Prince Jefri