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Robert Amaee
Robert F. Amaee
London +44 20 7067 2139 Download V-card

Robert Amaee is recognized internationally as a leading white collar crime lawyer. He advises clients on a range of criminal and regulatory matters including internal investigations, voluntary and compelled disclosures to enforcement authorities, transactional due diligence, and the development of effective compliance programs. He also advises clients on World Bank enforcement matters, and on UK Parliamentary matters including Parliamentary Select Committee hearings.

  • Internal investigation into a whistle-blower’s allegation that material misrepresentations had been made by the company to its regulator and the markets.
  • Internal investigation into a suspected serious fraud perpetrated against the joint venture entity of a client by one of its senior employees.
  • Internal investigation into a whistle-blower’s allegations of systematic bribery of Healthcare Professionals.
  • Interacting with the SFO in relation to its investigation into the alleged manipulation of LIBOR.
  • Advising clients including a multinational company, and shareholders group on their referral of allegations of serious wrongdoing to the SFO.
  • Representing a European company before the World Bank in debarment negotiations following an internal investigation into allegations of corrupt and collusive behavior.
  • Interacting with the Financial Conduct Authority in relation to suspected sanctions breaches by an FI.
  • Advising a U.S. acquirer on post-acquisition anti-corruption and money laundering exposure arising from historic and ongoing activities of the acquired entity, and remedial steps.
  • Advising a global energy company on its reporting obligations under the UK proceeds of crime legislation following an internal investigation.
  • Advising a private equity company on its reporting obligations under the UK proceeds of crime legislation following discovery of suspected criminal activity within a portfolio company.
  • Assisting an overseas investor in a UK company to remove directors suspected of fraud from the company, securing freezing orders against the directors, and referral to the enforcement authorities.
  • Assisting a high profile global company in its efforts to combat online fraudsters that were using the company’s name to perpetrate a fraud; including investigative work and work to disable the fraud.
  • Conducting risk assessments and developing compliance programs, including for an Indian company operating the construction sector, a U.S. pharmaceuticals company expanding into new markets, an energy company operating in high risk jurisdictions, and a Japanese manufacturer with a global footprint.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn 
  • The General Council of the Bar

Previous Experience

  • Head of the Anti-Corruption, Proceeds of Crime and International Assistance Units at the Serious Fraud Office, United Kingdom (2009-2011)
  • Criminal Barrister at Chambers of Bill Clegg QC (2 Bedford Row) and Chambers of Clive Nicholls QC (3 Raymond Buildings) (2006-2009)
  • Europe, Middle East & Africa territory business development roles at VeriSign Inc. (internet sector) and American Power Conversion Inc. (technology sector) (1995-2002)
  • Chambers Global, Corporate Investigations - Anti-Corruption (2015)
  • Chambers UK, Financial Crime: Corporates (2013-2016)
  • Chambers Europe, Corporate Investigations (2014-2015) 
  • PLC Which Lawyer?, Corporate Crime, England (2012)
  • Legal 500 UK, Fraud - Corporate Crime (2013-2015)
  • Legal 500 UK, Fraud - Civil (2012-2013)
  • Legal 500 UK, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology (2011)