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Sam Tate

An expert in white-collar crime, Sam Tate is a partner with extensive practical experience of complicated cross-border investigations and crime prevention programs.

Sam works closely with a number of FTSE 100, international and privately owned entities and individuals in relation to financial crime proceedings, investigations, and practical crime prevention programs. He recently led the settlement on the ground-breaking 11th and 12th UK DPA’s and conducted the independent investigation for the Financial Times of allegations made by Wirecard against its reporters. 

He is a regular speaker and moderator at industry and government events and was previously Head of Anti-corruption in EMEA for a global financial crime consultancy. Sam's experience also includes private prosecutions and senior roles within the Court/FCA appointed sanctions/AML related monitorships of two global banks.

Sam is a co-author of the leading UK anti-corruption compliance text book “Bribery: a Compliance Handbook” published by Bloomsbury and he has extensive practical experience as the Subject Matter Expert for anti-bribery and money-laundering at a global full service oil and gas company and a seconded Executive Director to the litigation and regulatory team of  a US investment bank.

Power Players: Distinguished Advisers




C5 Expert Speakers

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics

Honorary Member of the Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law

Relevant work

Conducted an independent investigation for a major engineering corporate operating on over 100 countries in relation to cross border allegations of corruption regarding activity in the Middle East

Advised a large oil and gas company in relation to the corruption risks relating to a circa 20 billion USD investment in Russia

Led a team of over twenty staff during the a review of a sanctions program in France

Advised a leading aerospace and defence company in relation to the effective management of third party corruption risk and the implementation of a third party management system

Created a global risk assessment for a utilities company based in Eastern Europe, compliant with best practice guidance

 Advised and benchmarked a FTSE 100 telecommunications company in relation to UK Bribery Act requirements 

Experience further includes overseeing significant cross-border financial crime investigations and remediations in Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Russia, advising on private equity and mergers activity and advising in relation to bribery prevention programs, including in relation to joint ventures, training, maturity reviews and technology enabled third party management systems.