Regulatory and Disciplinary — Our Services
FCA Investigations and Disciplinary Proceedings
With extensive experience in both domestic and international investigations, we are well placed to guide our clients through every stage of the process.

We’ve acted in many FCA investigations – including the first-ever prosecutions for insider dealing, and subsequent insider dealing ring investigations. Our partner-strong team has been widely recognised, particularly for our work in allegations of market abuse. We have considerable expertise in defending disciplinary proceedings, seeking to settle such matters wherever appropriate.

We’re also adept at handling parallel investigations by overseas regulators, representing clients from the US, Hong Kong, Australia, France, Ireland and Switzerland.

Our notable experience
  • Acting for Bruno Iksil in the FCA/DOJ/SEC investigation to the US$6.2 billion loss at JP Morgan and successfully defending him in all jurisdictions.
  • Acting for senior bank personnel in the FCA's investigations of Libor, Forex and Euribor.
Our specialists
Michael Potts
Partner
0207 842 1640
Languages:
English, French
Sara Teasdale
Partner
0207 842 1638
Languages:
English
Matthew Frankland
Partner
0207 842 1639
Languages:
English
Emma Brooks
Partner
0207 842 1648
Languages:
English
Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Services
Asset Recovery and Enforcement
We have decades of expertise working across complex international fraud and asset recovery cases – delivering creative solutions, at pace.
All Asset Recovery and Enforcement Services
Civil Fraud
Regarded as a leader in the civil fraud space, our team is experienced representing both claimants and defendants in all areas of fraud litigation.
All Civil Fraud Services
Commercial Litigation
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with high-value, complex and heavily contested commercial litigation cases – often against large City and international firms.
All Commercial Litigation Services
Insolvency and Restructuring
With wide-ranging experience acting for corporations and individuals alike, members of the PCB Byrne team have dealt with some of the largest insolvency cases to reach the English Courts.
All Insolvency and Restructuring Services
International Arbitration
We have worked with clients from around the world, who seek us out for our outcome-driven approach and pragmatic advice. We ensure every case is tailored to meet the needs of each client – often leaning on our litigation colleagues to support arbitration proceedings, for example in the case of interim relief applications.
All International Arbitration Services
Business Crime and Regulatory Services
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
With one of the most experienced teams in the country, we routinely tackle asset seizure and forfeiture investigations for a wide range of clients. We have established a number of legal precedents in this space, and have become the go-to firm for proactive, expert advice.
All Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Services
Corporate and Financial Crime
Working across jurisdictions on all areas of corporate and financial crime, we regularly advise on issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions and money laundering.
All Corporate and Financial Crime Services
Corporate Investigations
With extensive disputes experience behind us, we offer the strategic advice to address all legal, procedural, operational and reputational aspects of any corporate investigation.
All Corporate Investigations Services
Regulatory and Disciplinary
Whether clients are facing investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Dental Practice Board, we bring a wealth of international experience across regulatory and compliance enquiries.
All Regulatory and Disciplinary Services
Serious and General Crime
We bring our criminal defence expertise to bear across a range of general crime issues, from theft and fraud to sexual and violent offences.
All Serious and General Crime Services