Richard Hodge


Richard Hodge


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7630 | +44 20 7184 7001


Richard Hodge is an experienced white collar defence attorney and commercial litigator.

Mr. Hodge’s white collar practice focuses on complex multi-agency and cross-border investigations involving international fraud, corruption and money laundering.  Mr. Hodge’s litigation practice involves complex commercial, financial and securities disputes.  Chambers and Partners ranked Mr. Hodge, in its 2016 and 2015 editions, as an “Associate to Watch” in particular recognition for his financial disputes experience, with comments from counsel including: “He’s one of the strongest associates I’ve worked with.  He’s extremely sharp and perceptive.”

Recent instructions include a major aerospace manufacturer’s global investigation into fraud, corruption and bribery, where the company achieved a global coordinated resolution with the French, UK and US authorities.  Mr. Hodge was involved in all aspects of the investigation and reporting to the authorities.

Mr. Hodge graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in History, and as a Scholar of Jesus College for obtaining a First.  Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Hodge served as an associate in the dispute resolution practice of another international law firm. 

Mr. Hodge has co-authored a number of articles on white collar and securities issues, including in the Global Investigations Review.

  • University of Cambridge, Jesus College, MA (Cantab), History, 2006
  • Nottingham Law School, GDL, 2007, Distinction
  • BPP Law School, LPC, 2008, Distinction
  • England and Wales
  • Airbus SE in a global investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, and subsequent coordinated settlements with the UK Serious Fraud Office, French Parquet National Financier, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of State.
  • The investment arm of a government in connection with investigations into complex corruption and financial crime matters in multiple jurisdictions.
  • A major UK bank in High Court (Financial List) proceedings involving claims of alleged misrepresentations and breach of contract concerning LIBOR.
  • A major telecommunications company in High Court (Commercial Court) proceedings brought by a sub-contractor for a sum of approximately £70 million following the termination for convenience of a local government outsourcing contract.
  • One of the largest companies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in relation to potential arbitration proceedings under the ICC Rules and litigation against a number of financial institutions. The disputes concerned a series of target redemption forwards under which the company incurred losses in the region of US$600 million.
  • A major US bank in High Court (Commercial Court) proceedings concerning the validity of a mandatory conversion notice served in connection with a bond issue.
  • A major European manufacturer in arbitration proceedings (ICC rules, administered by SIAC in Singapore) against a Chinese company in respect of the unauthorised use of licenced technology.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

Speaking Engagements
  • Managing a Corporate Investigation: Compliance Roundtable Event — Copenhagen, Denmark (September 26, 2018)