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Sam Russell
Associate
0207 842 1642
Languages:
English
Sam focuses his practice on criminal litigation, particularly the investigation and defence of matters involving bribery, corruption, fraud and money laundering.

He has experience representing individuals and corporations in cases prosecuted by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and private prosecutors.

Sam has also spent time on secondment in the litigation and investigations team at Airbus SE in Toulouse.

Notable experience
  • Acting for an individual in a fraud case brought by a private prosecutor.
  • Acting for a senior executive in a pre-charge multi-jurisdictional investigation regarding allegations including money laundering and bribery brought by HMRC.
  • Acting for Airbus S.E. in a global investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, and the subsequent €3.6bn settlements with the SFO, PNF, US DOJ, and DOS.
  • Representing a state government in relation to a multi-jurisdictional investigation into historic fraud amounting to over US$1 billion.
  • Assisting with the interview process of an independent investigation into the Financial Conduct Authority relating to its regulation and oversight of London Capital & Finance plc.
Background
Sam qualified at Dechert LLP in 2020, having previously studied history at Durham University, and joined PCB Byrne shortly thereafter. He has been involved in pro-bono projects providing representation to immigrants in the UK and currently volunteers as an education advocate at the Communities Empowerment Network.
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