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RPC hires white-collar crime Partner into Regulatory team

Published on 05 September 2018

Sam Tate joins firm in September from financial crime consultancy, Exiger.

RPC has hired former Clifford Chance lawyer Sam Tate as a partner in its growing regulatory team. Sam leaves a role at Exiger, where he was Head of Anti-corruption in EMEA working closely with a number of FTSE 100 companies.  During his time at the financial crime consultancy, Sam was also a senior member of court appointed compliance monitorships relating to two global banks and provided legal advice and support to Lisa Osofsky, the new head of the Serious Fraud Office.

RPC is ranked in Tier 2 for “Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime” by The Legal 500 and Sam has a strong profile in the practice area across specialisms including:

  • Complex anti-bribery investigations and practical bribery prevention programs
  • Sanctions, including sectoral sanctions
  • Anti-money laundering in both regulated and unregulated business

His experience further includes overseeing significant cross-border financial crime investigations and remediations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Russia, advising in relation to bribery prevention programs, including large investments and M&A, managing risk in joint ventures, providing C-suite training and advising on technology and AI enabled third party management systems.

Speaking of Sam's arrival, Global head of Commercial Disputes Tom Hibbert said: "Landing Sam is a major coup for us; we are very pleased that he has chosen to build out his practice at RPC.

Regulatory is a major strategic focus for the firm. His experience and relationships – not least in the SFO – present a number of exciting opportunities for us. White-collar enforcement is a growing area of work for law firms, driven by the improved funding for the SFO, an increase in investigations under the Bribery Act, and the SFO's more aggressive approach. We’re very much looking forward to having Sam on board to help us make the most of what is a dynamic market."