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Zoe Osborne

Zoe Osborne

Director - Investigations

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Director - Investigations
Zoe Osborne

Zoe Osborne specialises in financial crime (including investigations by the Serious Fraud Office) and contentious regulatory (including investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority) work, and litigation.

Zoe has a breadth of experience across sectors, jurisdictions and enforcement agencies. She is also regularly involved in advising on crisis management issues.

Regulatory Investigations and Financial Crime Insights

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

White Collar Crime

Experience includes advising:

  • a corporate in relation to the investigations by the SFO, DOJ and other law enforcement agencies in relation to bribery allegations
  • a global investment bank in relation to criminal raids by HMRC and other global law enforcement agencies, and the follow-on investigations
  • a global listed telecoms company in relation to allegations of fraud
  • a listed company in relation to allegations of fraud against 100,000s of consumer customers, and investigations by Trading Standards and the SFO
  • a major UK-incorporated financial institution in relation to global financial sanctions and anti-money laundering regulations
  • a major bank in relation to investigations by regulators into potential violations of US financial sanctions
  • the private equity arm of a multinational financial institution on financial crime issues, including drafting amendments to its anti-money laundering, sanctions and anti-bribery policies
  • a FTSE 100 company in relation to corruption and cartel activities across its global network

Contentious Regulatory/Advisory

Recent experience in the financial sector includes advising:

  • a major international investment bank in relation to investigations by various worldwide regulators and law enforcement authorities into the wholesale FX market
  • a major US bank in relation to a regulatory investigation into credit default swaps
  • a major US banks in relation to a regulatory investigation into credit default swaps, government bonds and SSAs


Experience includes advising:

  • a global news organisation in relation to the civil claims arising out of a criminal prosecution
  • a multinational investment bank in proceedings in Jersey in relation to a breach of trust

Contact details

Career and qualifications

  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2002
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2005

Professional bodies

  • The Fraud Lawyers Association