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Olga is an Associate in the Regulatory team at Pannone, specialising in white collar crime and corporate defence. She has extensive experience representing clients being investigated / prosecuted by the major regulators including Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
Olga advises clients on matters of legal and regulatory compliance and assists with specialist compliance audits.
Olga has experience in dealing with audits of Money Service Businesses and advising corporate clients in respect of compliance with the 2007 Money Laundering Regulations and the 2009 Payment Service Regulations.
Additionally, Olga forms part of the internal investigation team assisting and advising corporate clients with internal and external investigation into alleged bribery and other misconduct.
Best career moment: Acting for the Chairman of a PLC under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office for alleged false statements to the market in relation to a flotation on AIM.
After a 3 and half year investigation, during the course of which we successfully challenged an otherwise highly damaging restraint order, and following lengthy representation made directly to the Director of the Serious Fraud Office, our client was formally released from the investigation.
Notable cases include:
- Operation Ernest – representing the Financial Director of Nylacast Limited who was charged with £76 million conspiracy to defraud, fraudulent trading and false accounting. Acquitted of all counts following 6 week trial
- Operation Steamroller - a US$100 million boiler-room fraud based in Spain and Germany, investigated by the City of London Police and prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office
- R -v- G and Others - SFO prosecution, multi-million pound conspiracy to defraud
- R -v- A and Others - complex multi-million pound waste disposal fraud