Elly Proudlock

Counsel, London

“I am a criminal defence lawyer with a focus on business crime. I aim to achieve the best possible outcome for clients facing criminal and/or regulatory exposure”.

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Elly acts in criminal investigations involving the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and other authorities, representing companies and individuals facing allegations of financial crime including fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering and other offences.

Elly also regularly advises companies on the whole range of issues relating to business crime, including helping clients to mitigate their exposure under the UK Bribery Act and Proceeds of Crime Act.

In relation to sanctions, Elly has particular experience of advising clients on strategies to comply with anti-boycott legislation such as the EU Blocking Regulation while mitigating sanctions risk.

 
Work highlights

Elly acts for clients in both external (principally SFO) and internal investigations. Recent experience includes:

  • advising a company in connection with a self-report to the SFO regarding suspected offences under the Bribery Act
  • acting for a UK listed company in an SFO fraud investigation
  • conducting an internal investigation into alleged fraud and other misconduct for an international entity
  • advising a multinational energy services company in relation to an SFO investigation into its historic use of agents

Elly has also represented senior individuals in SFO investigations involving high-profile names such as Barclays (payments to Qatar), ENRC (alleged corruption in Africa), Rolls-Royce (alleged corruption in multiple jurisdictions) and Serco (alleged overcharging).

Professional experience

Elly is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and sits on the City of London Law Society’s Corporate Crime & Corruption Committee.

Education and qualifications

Elly studied French and Spanish at Cambridge University.