White & Case and Covington & Burling hire UK Bribery Act experts ahead of legislative change

January 25, 2011 White & Case and Covington & Burling have hired senior prosecutors from the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, boosting their white collar practices ahead of the introduction of the Bribery Act in thee months’ time.

Charlie Monteith, a former senior policy adviser and the head of assurance at the SFO, joins the US firm White & Case while Robert Amaee, the former head of the anti-corruption and proceeds-of-crime units at the SFO, joins Covington & Burling.

Richard Alderman, director of the Serious Fraud Office, said: “It is a testament to the high levels of professionalism inside the SFO that SFO personnel are highly valued in private practice." He added: “Those with experience in dealing with overseas corruption and bribery and an understanding of the bribery law and how it is likely to be implemented are even more valuable.”

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