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Oliver Pegden

Oliver Pegden

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
Oliver Pegden

Oliver Pegden specialises in financial services contentious regulatory work, in particular FCA enforcement investigations, white collar crime, including SFO investigations, and financial services litigation. Oliver has a particular specialism in market abuse.

Oliver was seconded to the Enforcement and Markets Oversight Division of the Financial Conduct Authority between September 2014 and May 2015 and was a judicial assistant to the Court of Appeal between September 2009 and April 2010.

Regulatory Investigations and Financial Crime Insights

The latest global trends, risks and developments in regulatory investigations and financial crime

  • Advising a bank subject to an FCA enforcement investigation into market manipulation (spoofing)
  • Advising a premium listed company and its directors subject to an FCA enforcement investigation in relation to alleged delayed disclosure of inside information
  • Advising a life insurance firm subject to an FCA enforcement investigation in relation to fair treatment of customers
  • Advising an asset manager in relation to potential front-running and STOR reporting obligations
  • Advising an asset manager subject to an FCA enforcement investigation in relation to use of dealing commission
  • Advising an individual subject to an FCA enforcement investigation in relation to potential breaches of the newly implemented SMCR regime
  • Advising an insurance company subject to a section 166 skilled person review
  • Advising a retail banking company in relation to regulatory and criminal issues relating to LIBOR
  • Acting for a retail banking company in the litigation brought by the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the High Court in relation to LIBOR
  • (Whilst seconded to the FCA) conduct of FCA v Da Vinci Invest and Others [2015] EWHC 2401 (Ch) in which the FCA successfully obtained penalties in the High Court against the defendants for market abuse using "spoofing" or "layering" and algorithmic trading
  • Advising a bank and two of its former employees in relation to exercise by the SFO of its investigative powers at the request of a overseas criminal authority
  • Advising various companies in relation to their obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations
  • Advising various companies as to potential liability under the Bribery Act 2010

Contact details

Career and qualifications

  • Oxford University, Corpus Christi College (BA, History) 2004
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2007
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2009
  • Judicial Assistant to the Court of Appeal 2009
  • Seconded to the Financial Conduct Authority, Enforcement and Markets Oversight Division 2015

Professional bodies

  • Financial Services Lawyers Association