Craig Watson has a broad practice covering both complex commercial litigation and white collar crime, specifically the investigation and defense of matters involving corruption, fraud and money laundering.

Mr. Watson advises both organizations and individuals on internal investigations, multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations and prosecutions undertaken by authorities and regulators, such as the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority. He has also acted on a range of litigation matters for clients from a wide variety of different jurisdictions.

Mr. Watson trained with Dechert and spent four months on secondment at the aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, based in Toulouse.

 

    • 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.
    • A state government in relation to a multi-jurisdictional investigation into historic fraud amounting to over US$1 billion.
    • A group of high-net-worth individuals facing enforcement action from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Justice regarding international bribery and corruption.
    • A large international manufacturer in drafting submissions to the World Trade Organisation regarding an international trade dispute. 
    • A European government, a large UK conglomerate and a UK trade body regarding the impact of Brexit and providing advice regarding public policy and institutional lobbying.