Max Hobbs Senior Associate

Max is a member of the firm's corporate crime and investigations team. He is noted as a "key lawyer" in the Legal 500 rankings for Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Individuals) and Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Corporates). Max is also the Educational Secretary of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.

Max regularly advises clients on white collar defence and investigations, with a particular focus on the UK's anti-money laundering and bribery regimes.

He has broad experience in this area - including representing individual clients in interviews under caution and assisting corporate clients to respond to potential bribery and money laundering issues, including conducting investigations and advising corporate clients on self-reporting.

Max also advises firms on their anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and anti-tax evasion compliance programmes and provides training in these areas. He recently edited the Money Laundering and Disclosure of Suspicious Transactions chapters of Millington and Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds of Crime, a leading textbook.

Max's practice also includes high-value, complex arbitration and civil fraud cases. He has acted on a number of matters in these areas, including a dispute in the African energy sector (LCIA arbitration) and obtaining a Worldwide Freezing Order against an overseas individual in support of his clients' asset recovery strategy.

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