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Sam Aldous focuses his practice on white collar crime work in the corporate sector. Mr. Aldous advises organizations and individuals in relation to internal investigations, multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigations and prosecutions undertaken by authorities and regulators, including the Serious Fraud Office, National Crime Agency and Financial Conduct Authority. He has particular experience of the investigation and defense of business crimes, including matters involving corruption, money laundering and fraud.

Mr. Aldous also counsels clients on commercial disputes, with particular experience of high value contractual disputes in the energy and financial sectors. Additionally, he regularly advises on a number of pro bono matters and recently represented three individuals appealing to the Privy Council regarding their convictions for murder in Jamaica.

Significant Representations

  • A global company in a self-reporting process with the SFO relating to allegations of bribery of foreign officials.
  • A company and individuals following raids carried out by the National Crime Agency further to allegations of bribery and money laundering.
  • A state-owned entity in its investigation of wrongdoing and the diversion of funds in various jurisdictions around the world by members of former management.
  • A senior bank trader in connection with a worldwide investigation by the FCA and other agencies into the manipulation of foreign exchange benchmarks.
  • Advised on bribery, corruption and money laundering concerns arising from corporate due diligence undertaken on acquisitions and joint ventures.


University of Durham, LLB (Hons), Law, 2011
The University of Law, LPC, 2013, Distinction

Bar Admissions/Qualifications

England and Wales


Young Fraud Lawyers Association