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Kyle Phillips

Kyle Phillips:

Senior Associate

Kyle is a senior associate in the business crime and regulatory department. He represents individuals subject to investigation for a range of business crime related issues including bribery and corruption, fraud and money laundering.  He also advises corporates on compliance matters including anti-money laundering and anti-bribery policies and procedures. 

Kyle’s experience covers investigations brought by the Serious Fraud Office, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Financial Conduct Authority, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (US), Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the National Crime Agency. Many cases involve overseas enforcement authorities and are subject to multi-jurisdictional investigations.

Kyle continues to represent clients investigated for general criminal matters including drug offences, sexual offences, theft and assault.

He is a committee member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the European Criminal Bar Association and a member of the Tax Investigation Practitioners Group.

Kyle has been involved in the government's consultation process concerning strategies for tackling tax evasion and tax avoidance in the UK.

 

Notable work

  • Representing a defendant in the Euribor prosecution brought by the SFO
  • Represented a prominent businessman under investigation by the SFO for multi-million-pound corruption and investor fraud
  • Involved in representing a trader as part of the investigation into manipulation of the Forex market
  • Involved as part of a team instructed on behalf of the Financial Reporting Council in a professional disciplinary investigation into one of the world's largest professional services firms
  • Represented a company director investigated by HMRC for misleading the public revenue
  • Represented individuals employed by a company under investigation for breaches of UK competition laws
  • Represented several reporters investigated as part of the phone-hacking investigations
  • Advising companies in the financial sector on corporate governance procedures including anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption advice.

Random fact

Kyle has a keen interest in sports and he currently sits on the disciplinary committee for Surrey FA.