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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

SPB appoints European GIWC head

Squire Patton Boggs has announced four senior hires to its Government Investigations & White Collar Practice as part of a concerted expansion of its global capabilities in this increasingly busy area and has appointted Hanna Laming as the firm’s European head of Government Investigations & White Collar

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Hannah Laming joins the firm’s London office as partner from Peters & Peters and will serve as the firm’s European head of Government Investigations & White Collar. the other three hires are Wayne Barnes, who joins the firm’s London office as partner from Fulcrum Chambers, Ben Ticehurst, joining the firm’s London office as director from Howard Kennedy and Marion Seranne, who joins the firm’s Paris office as of counsel from ebl Lexington avocats.

Hannah Laming is ranked as a leading individual in The Legal 500 for regulatory investigations and corporate crime, white collar crime and contentious financial services matters, and as Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for financial crime private prosecutions. She has a successful track record managing complex, high-profile cases, often involving the coordination of legal strategy across multiple jurisdictions.

During her 20-year career, Ms. Laming has worked at the Financial Services Authority, where she conducted regulatory and criminal enforcement proceedings within the wholesale enforcement division. She also managed complex fraud and corruption cases at the Serious Fraud Office. Ms. Laming is co-chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association and founder and former chair of the Private Prosecutors’ Association.

“Expanding our firm’s investigations practice is a strategic priority. Our work in this area continues to grow in significance and volume and we expect it will continue to do so in the years ahead,” said Kevin McCart, leader of the firm’s global Government Investigations & White Collar Practice. 

“Hannah is one of the leading investigative lawyers in Europe and the right person to lead our European practice into its next phase of growth. I look forward to working closely with her as we continue to expand,” McCart added.

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