Chris Stott is a member of Ropes & Gray’s litigation and government enforcement practice group, based in London. Chris focuses his practice on criminal, contentious regulatory and internal investigations.
Chris has over ten years’ experience of advising and representing individuals and corporations in connection with investigations and prosecutions by criminal and regulatory enforcement authorities in the UK and numerous other jurisdictions.
Chris also assists clients with designing and implementing effective compliance and governance arrangements to anticipate and respond to regulatory change. Chris was previously seconded to a multinational bank to advise it and senior executives on its Senior Managers and Certification Regime implementation programme.
Chris joined Ropes & Gray in 2018 from a Magic Circle firm in London.
Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray:
- Advised a major multinational company in relation to an internal investigation and simultaneous inquiries by multiple criminal and regulatory enforcement authorities concerning allegations of fraud and breaches of consumer protection legislation
- Advised a corporate and three of its directors subject to investigation by SFO in connection with allegations of overseas bribery and money laundering
- Advised a major corporate on aspects of SFO’s investigation concerning alleged fraudulent accounting practices
- Advised the former compliance officer of an investment firm in connection with enforcement proceedings pursued by the Financial Conduct Authority
- Advised multiple financial institutions and senior individuals on steps to be taken to comply with UK individual accountability regimes
- Co-author, “Monitorships in the United Kingdom,” The Guide to Monitorships, first edition (2019)
- Co-author, “Developments in individual accountability: UK, Australia and Hong Kong,” Thomson Reuters Accelus Regulatory Intelligence (June 17, 2019)
- Quoted, “So Far So Good For FCA's Little-Used Settlement Process,” Law360 (May 13, 2019)
- Quoted, “The Bribery Act: A Qualified Success,” Commercial Dispute Resolution (Spring 2019)
- Quoted, “EBA Takes AML Spotlight With New Powers In Danske Probe,” Law360 (February 27, 2019)
- Quoted, “The New Blitz on White-Collar Crime,” The Times (January 24, 2019)
- Co-author, “Self-Reporting to the Authorities and Other Disclosure Obligations: The UK Perspective,” The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations, Third Edition (2019)
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- LPC, Commendation, College of Law, York, 2005
- GDL, Commendation, College of Law, York, 2004
- BA (History), First Class Honours, University of Sheffield, 2003