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Rob Dedman, former Head of Enforcement at the Bank of England / Prudential Regulation Authority, is a partner in the Special Matters and Government Investigations practice. He has a nearly decade of experience as a senior regulator and represents clients in regulatory, financial crime and white-collar investigations and litigation – often with a cross-border element – as well as advising clients on internal and whistleblowing investigations.  Rob also advises clients on the regulatory and other implications arising out of data breaches and cyber incidents, both in the financial services industry and beyond.

Rob assists clients with regulatory, anti-bribery and corruption, cyber and data breach incident response and financial crime issues. He defends corporate and individual clients under investigation by regulatory and criminal authorities, and carries out internal investigations. He also advises clients on compliance matters, including helping them determine the extent to which their policies, procedures, systems and controls comply with regulatory expectations and industry best practice. 

Rob also brings with him a senior regulator’s perspective, and advises clients as to how the UK financial services regulators are likely to respond to issues arising in their businesses - before, during and after regulatory and government investigations.  

While at the Bank of England, Rob established and led the Enforcement and Litigation Division, the Bank’s first division dedicated to carrying out enforcement investigations. He led the first ever PRA enforcement investigations against firms and Senior Managers, leading to a number of notable results, including the first prohibition of a Chief Executive of a major UK bank.   

Rob led the Bank’s enforcement relationships with UK regulators, prosecutors and central government (including the FCA, the FRC, HM Treasury, and the SFO), and with overseas regulators and prosecutors including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Offices in New York and Boston, the Federal Reserve, the New York Fed, the OCC, and the CFTC.  

Prior to joining the Bank, Rob led the legal team at the then-FSA responsible for the changes to legislation that brought about the creation of the FCA and PRA, working closely with stakeholders on the legal and operational implications of the new regime. 

Before joining King & Spalding, Rob was a Senior Director of Global Investigations and Compliance at Navigant Consulting.

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Credentials

LL.M. Law with Merit, King's College London

B.Sc., University of Surrey, honors

England and Wales

Judicial Clerk, Civil Division, Court of Appeal of England and Wales

CEDR Accredited Mediator

England & Wales (Admitted 9/6/2004; Reg. # 335711)

Member of Consulting Editorial Board, LexisNexis Financial Services

French

Matters

Investigations

Leading an internal whistleblowing investigation into compliance at a major global client

Leading an internal review of accounting issues at a major listed company

Leading an internal investigation into financing arrangements at a middle-east based client

Leading a listed client's response to an enquiry by the Financial Conduct Authority into market disclosures

Carrying out an internal investigation into potential fraud at an insurance intermediary

Cybersecurity and data privacy

Assisting a UK based insurer with a response to a cyber incident

Assisting a global client to deal with the European aspects of a ransomware incident

Presenting to the US Cyber Risk Directors Forum on privacy issues

Compliance

Advising a major global financial institution on the UK regulatory impact of overseas investigations

Advising a major global financial institution on applications for approval for Senior Managers and conduct issues arising in respect of Senior Managers and Certified Persons

Advising a bank on capital issues.

Advising a non-bank lender on financial crime and change in control issues.

Assisting in a compliance review of a group of businesses' anti bribery and corruption controls.

Carrying out a compliance review of the regulated business undertaken by a nationwide chain of car dealerships

Advising a Gibraltar-based insurer on Solvency II related regulatory issues.

Advising a UK-based insurer on the implementation of recommendations arising out of a section 166 skilled persons review (and a member of the internal project oversight committee)

Advising a major financial institution on conflict of interests and market abuse controls

Advising US based clients on the EU law aspects of securitisations on the US markets

Carrying out regulatory due diligence and change in control analysis for clients engaging in financial services M&A activity

Advising a consumer credit lender on financial services regulatory issues arising in its business

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Matters

Investigations

Leading an internal whistleblowing investigation into compliance at a major global client

Leading an internal review of accounting issues at a major listed company

Leading an internal investigation into financing arrangements at a middle-east based client

Leading a listed client's response to an enquiry by the Financial Conduct Authority into market disclosures

Carrying out an internal investigation into potential fraud at an insurance intermediary

Cybersecurity and data privacy

Assisting a UK based insurer with a response to a cyber incident

Assisting a global client to deal with the European aspects of a ransomware incident

Presenting to the US Cyber Risk Directors Forum on privacy issues

Compliance

Advising a major global financial institution on the UK regulatory impact of overseas investigations

Advising a major global financial institution on applications for approval for Senior Managers and conduct issues arising in respect of Senior Managers and Certified Persons

Advising a bank on capital issues.

Advising a non-bank lender on financial crime and change in control issues.

Assisting in a compliance review of a group of businesses' anti bribery and corruption controls.

Carrying out a compliance review of the regulated business undertaken by a nationwide chain of car dealerships

Advising a Gibraltar-based insurer on Solvency II related regulatory issues.

Advising a UK-based insurer on the implementation of recommendations arising out of a section 166 skilled persons review (and a member of the internal project oversight committee)

Advising a major financial institution on conflict of interests and market abuse controls

Advising US based clients on the EU law aspects of securitisations on the US markets

Carrying out regulatory due diligence and change in control analysis for clients engaging in financial services M&A activity

Advising a consumer credit lender on financial services regulatory issues arising in its business

Sanctions

Reviewing the sanctions compliance processes of a major financial institution

Advising an individual in the context of an internal investigation into alleged sanctions breaches

Advising clients on the application of the UK sanctions regime

Matters

Investigations

Leading an internal whistleblowing investigation into compliance at a major global client

Leading an internal review of accounting issues at a major listed company

Leading an internal investigation into financing arrangements at a middle-east based client

Leading a listed client's response to an enquiry by the Financial Conduct Authority into market disclosures

Carrying out an internal investigation into potential fraud at an insurance intermediary

Cybersecurity and data privacy

Assisting a UK based insurer with a response to a cyber incident

Assisting a global client to deal with the European aspects of a ransomware incident

Presenting to the US Cyber Risk Directors Forum on privacy issues

Compliance

Advising a major global financial institution on the UK regulatory impact of overseas investigations

Advising a major global financial institution on applications for approval for Senior Managers and conduct issues arising in respect of Senior Managers and Certified Persons

Advising a bank on capital issues.

Advising a non-bank lender on financial crime and change in control issues.

Assisting in a compliance review of a group of businesses' anti bribery and corruption controls.

Carrying out a compliance review of the regulated business undertaken by a nationwide chain of car dealerships

Advising a Gibraltar-based insurer on Solvency II related regulatory issues.

Advising a UK-based insurer on the implementation of recommendations arising out of a section 166 skilled persons review (and a member of the internal project oversight committee)

Advising a major financial institution on conflict of interests and market abuse controls

Advising US based clients on the EU law aspects of securitisations on the US markets

Carrying out regulatory due diligence and change in control analysis for clients engaging in financial services M&A activity

Advising a consumer credit lender on financial services regulatory issues arising in its business

See more
Icon close

Close

Matters

Investigations

Leading an internal whistleblowing investigation into compliance at a major global client

Leading an internal review of accounting issues at a major listed company

Leading an internal investigation into financing arrangements at a middle-east based client

Leading a listed client's response to an enquiry by the Financial Conduct Authority into market disclosures

Carrying out an internal investigation into potential fraud at an insurance intermediary

Cybersecurity and data privacy

Assisting a UK based insurer with a response to a cyber incident

Assisting a global client to deal with the European aspects of a ransomware incident

Presenting to the US Cyber Risk Directors Forum on privacy issues

Compliance

Advising a major global financial institution on the UK regulatory impact of overseas investigations

Advising a major global financial institution on applications for approval for Senior Managers and conduct issues arising in respect of Senior Managers and Certified Persons

Advising a bank on capital issues.

Advising a non-bank lender on financial crime and change in control issues.

Assisting in a compliance review of a group of businesses' anti bribery and corruption controls.

Carrying out a compliance review of the regulated business undertaken by a nationwide chain of car dealerships

Advising a Gibraltar-based insurer on Solvency II related regulatory issues.

Advising a UK-based insurer on the implementation of recommendations arising out of a section 166 skilled persons review (and a member of the internal project oversight committee)

Advising a major financial institution on conflict of interests and market abuse controls

Advising US based clients on the EU law aspects of securitisations on the US markets

Carrying out regulatory due diligence and change in control analysis for clients engaging in financial services M&A activity

Advising a consumer credit lender on financial services regulatory issues arising in its business

Sanctions

Reviewing the sanctions compliance processes of a major financial institution

Advising an individual in the context of an internal investigation into alleged sanctions breaches

Advising clients on the application of the UK sanctions regime

Credentials

LL.M. Law with Merit, King's College London

B.Sc., University of Surrey, honors

England and Wales

Judicial Clerk, Civil Division, Court of Appeal of England and Wales

CEDR Accredited Mediator

England & Wales (Admitted 9/6/2004; Reg. # 335711)

Member of Consulting Editorial Board, LexisNexis Financial Services

French