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White Collar and Fraud Specialist Joins Covington’s European Practice

January 31, 2017

LONDONIan Hargreaves has joined Covington as a partner in the firm’s European Dispute Resolution practice resident in London. Mr. Hargreaves’ arrival follows that of litigation partners Craig Pollack, Greg Lascelles, Elaine Whiteford, and Louise Freeman over the past six months.

Mr. Hargreaves advises on major European white collar and related civil and regulatory issues, including cases involving or alleging civil and criminal fraud, asset tracing and recovery, money laundering, criminal tax matters, bribery and corruption, sanctions, and financial regulatory compliance. His clients include financial institutions, corporate enterprises, and high-net worth individuals. He has acted for large pharma companies, hotel chains, banks and other businesses in the financial services sector, supermarkets and retail companies, drinks manufacturers, and companies operating in the mining and oil and gas sectors. In addition, Mr. Hargreaves deals with commercial disputes, cyber security, and corporate governance issues.  He is recognised by Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK.

Alex Leitch and Jeremy Wilson, co-chairs of Covington’s European Dispute Resolution Practice, commented: “We are thrilled about Ian’s decision to join our team which reflects the commitment and momentum behind our growth strategy. There is no doubt that compliance and misconduct allegations are among the most business-critical issues facing clients across a number of industries, and the demand for advice in this area will continue to grow.”

Mr. Hargreaves said: “Covington’s regulatory expertise and the calibre of the firm’s white collar and anti-corruption offering around the world is second to none. I am very pleased to be joining this ambitious team.”

David Lorello, vice chair of Covington’s International Trade and Finance practice group, who has led the firm’s white collar initiative in Europe, added: “A major component of our firm’s white collar and international regulatory compliance work involves matters that have a core UK and European law nexus. We are delighted that Ian will be joining our team. He has extensive experience assisting clients across a broad range of areas, and he will be a tremendous asset to our clients.”

Mr. Hargreaves is a graduate of Manchester University.


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