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Areas of Practice
CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS 2013
Recommended as a leading junior in the fields or Fraud and Crime.
Criminal Fraud: Band 1 Clare Sibson has recently been acting in the Fraud Bar's most high profile cases. Interviewees say she possesses "powerful intellect and has a great manner with clients"
ENTRIES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS:
Clare Sibson attracts a considerable amount of market attention and is viewed as "no doubt a future star is this area." Solicitors favour her as her paperwork is of the best and she is "more than capable of holding her own with the best in court"
"The frighteningly good Clare Sibson.......a fraud specialist with "two brains" who has been instructed to defend, without a leader, in an insider-dealing case.
"Clare Sibson is "willing to go through all the documents extremely thoroughly and is great at grasping the technical issues really quickly." Solicitors see her as "a rising star - she is definitely one to watch for the future." She is acting in a number of the most significant cases at the moment, such as the SFO pharmaceuticals case, and is also representing a solicitor charged with income tax fraud. In addition she is defending Nigel Heath on charges of conspiracy to corrupt the Attorney General of the USA, arising from the multimillion-dollar Gangar and White investment fraud."
Professional Appointments, Attainments and Memberships
Financial Crime: acting for companies and trusts under investigation for financial irregularity, anti-competitive (cartel) activity and money laundering.
Regulatory Tribunals: representing professional people accused of criminal, regulatory and disciplinary offences in relation to the conduct of their working lives. This includes the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the FSA, the General Commissioners for Income and Corporation Tax, the General Medical and General Dental Councils. She has substantial experience representing senior police officers in serious and high profile cases before disciplinary tribunals and at Coroners' Inquests.
Strategic Advice in the Commercial sector: advisory work addressing potential criminal and regulatory dimensions of commercial situations involving matters such as contract negotiation, proposed share-dealing, trade secrets, customer confidentiality and insolvency.
- Appointed to the Consulting Editorial Board for Financial Services at Lexis Nexis
- Consultant editor of Lloyd's Law Reports: Financial Crime
- Contributory author of Ormerod and Montgomery's Fraud: Criminal Law and Procedure (OUP)
- Contributory author of forthcoming Moritmore's Company Directors: Duties, Liabilities and Remedies (OUP)
- Regularly addresses other practitioners upon corporate crime, competition crime and financial regulation
|1997||Called to the Bar (Middle Temple)|
- Advising the director of a global events company in relation to criminal proceedings revolving around the sale of corporate tickets for the Olympic games
- Successfully advised and represented Robert Tchenguiz in the judicial review of his arrest and the investigation conducted by the Serious Fraud Office
- Advising Thomas Cook in cross border investigations into deaths outside the jurisdiction
- Represented Aivars Lembergs, a Latvian politician, over $135 million commercial court worldwide freezing order
- Abacha corruption litigation - instructed to advise in relation to criminal proceedings in Jersey (2007-)
- R v K: instructed to defend a solicitor charged with tax fraud (2007-9), landmark judgment
- SFO v Generic pharmaceutical companies: instructed to defend Ranbaxy UK in relation to alleged cartel activity (2004-2008)
- Yukos litigation: advising an interested party in international cooperation and confiscation matters (2005-)
- R v Heath: instructed to defend a solicitor accused of attempting to bribe the US Attorney General (2006-2007)
- R v Stovold: for Alan Stovold in the alleged operational lease market fraud (2005)
- R v Coene: for Coene for tax fraud, including initial representation in relation to his extradition to the UK (2004)
- R v Regan and others: for Andrew Regan in the Co-op corruption case, including initial representation in relation to extradition (2000-2003)
- R v Clemente: for the Crown, one of the first prosecutions by the CPS for money-laundering the proceeds of fraud (2000)
- R v Bookey: for a dentist accused of a series of indecent assaults upon patients
- R v Tore: multi million pound Kurdish drugs cartel case, for the Crown (1999-2001)
- R v Humphreys and others: for the defence in notorious 'supergrass' drugs case (1999)
- R v Davis, Rowe, Johnson: M25 murder, on appeal, for the Crown pre-hearing (1998)
- Civil Aviation Authority v Travel Republic: Successfully represented Travel Republic Ltd leading to an acquittal by the regulator and success at appeal in the proceedings brought by the Civil Aviation Authority
- Advising and acting for the FSA in relation to matters arising from the 2004-2005 Shell investigation
- Advising the FSA in relation to market abuse and insider dealing investigations
- Advising an interested party in relation to the BA/Virgin price-fixing investigation
- 2003: defending a Superintendent of the Metropolitan Police charged with disciplinary offences arising out of his conduct of the CIB investigation into the death in custody of Rodney Sylvester
- 2002: representing 4 custody sergeants at the inquest, and subsequently in judicial review proceedings before the High Court, into the suicide of a young man in police custody
- 2002: represented at a Coroner's Inquest the police driver of an armed response vehicle involved in a fatal road accident
Cambridge University, Corpus Christi College (1st Class Double Honours in Law) - second highest degree out of 269 Cambridge Law Finalists 1996; Foundation Scholar of Corpus Christi College 1996; Manners Scholar of Corpus Christi College 1994.
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