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Oliver Pegden

Oliver Pegden


Oliver Pegden

Oliver Pegden specialises in regulatory enforcement, internal investigations and related High Court litigation with a particular focus on issues relating to financial services and markets, including enforcement investigations by the FCA and PRA.

He has been seconded to the Enforcement and Markets Oversight Division of the Financial Conduct Authority.

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  • Conducting an internal investigation relating to potential sanctions breaches, governance and reporting
  • Advising a listed company in relation to an internal investigation of potential fraud and self-disclosure to the SFO
  • Advising a firm in relation to an Ofgem enforcement investigation relating to market manipulation (spoofing)
  • Advising a senior executive subject to FCA and PRA enforcement investigation under SMCR
  • 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 firm subject to an FCA enforcement investigation into market manipulation (spoofing)
  • Advising a firm subject to an FCA enforcement investigation into governance and oversight of its outsourcing arrangements including IT outsourcing as well as clarity and fairness of communications with 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
  • (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

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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
  • Partner since 2020

Professional bodies

  • Financial Services Lawyers Association

Awards and citations

  • Financial Services Contentious Regulatory: Rising Star
    Legal 500, 2020
  • Financial Services Contentious Regulatory: Associate To Watch
    Chambers UK, 2020
  • "He is meticulous in his research and extremely thorough in his case preparation…No stone is left unturned."