Matthew Banham


Matthew Banham


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7687 | +44 20 7184 7001

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Matthew Banham specialises in corruption, fraud and financial services regulatory enforcement. He focuses his practice on multi-agency and cross-border investigations. His expertise gained from the financial service industry, the FCA and the SFO means he is adept at providing both compliance and strategic advice to firms and individuals.

White Collar Crime and Compliance
He has recent experience of Deferred Prosecution Agreements and advises on the UK’s money laundering reporting regime and the UK’s Bribery Act. His international work allows him to work in partnership with in-country lawyers advising on investigations and global strategy.

Financial Services
Mr Banham provides advice and representation to city professionals and firms. He has extensive experience of regulatory and internal investigations which include; Spot FX, FX Options, SSA, bonds, money markets and the use of “last look” in the FX market.

Mr. Banham is noted by Legal 500 as a lawyer who "absorbs huge quantities of information with a remarkable facility" and "commands the respect of the court and his peers."

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Banham served as the senior vice president of Barclays Bank's litigation investigations and enforcement division where he advised and managed external investigations and regulatory risks for the investment bank. From his tenure at the Serious Fraud Office, he worked and led on the UK’s most complex and landmark cases including; Rolls Royce, LIBOR, Foreign Exchange benchmarks and the Bank of England’s liquidity auctions. Mr. Banham's previous experience also includes working as counsel at the FCA where he routinely advised and managed investigations and prosecutions into allegations of insider trading, and making misleading statements to the market. 

Mr. Banham was called to the Bar in 1999 and previously practiced as a trial attorney for 10 years.

  • University of Hertfordshire, LLB Honours 2:1, 1997
  • England and Wales
  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple