Francis Bond Senior Associate
Francis is a member of the firm’s corporate crime and investigations team.
He advises clients on white collar defence, investigations and prosecutions conducted by agencies such as the SFO, the NCA, OFSI, the CPS and the FCA.
Francis previously lived and worked in the United States, and assists on multi-jurisdictional investigations involving agencies such as the US Department of Justice, the US Securities & Exchange Commission, the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He has particular expertise regarding international enforcement and assists clients on issues of national security, Mutual Legal Assistance, overseas confiscation and restraint orders, and Interpol Red Notices.
Francis is a leading practitioner on international sanctions matters, and is currently helping clients adapt to dramatic recent shifts in the global sanctions framework. He is the co-founder of the City Sanctions Network, and has recently contributed to debates about the future of UK sanctions policy.
Francis has been ranked as an "Associate to Watch" in the Sanctions category of the Chambers UK Legal Guide 2024.
- UK Finance Working Group on Sanctions (Co-Chair)
- City Sanctions Network (Co-Founder)
- Law Society Working Group: Russia Sanctions
- The Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists
- The Fraud Lawyers Association