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Kevin Robinson is highly intelligent and very thorough with excellent client skills, nevertheless his most prized qualities are his judgment and tactical nous.

Legal 500 2021
About

Kevin Robinson's expertise can be divided into three main areas: white-collar crime, competition law, and financial services regulation.

Kevin has acted and advised in many of the major investigations and prosecutions conducted by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the last 20 years including Hinchliffe/Fascia Group, Bae, Balfour Beattie, Mabey and Johnson, Alstom, GPST, Euribor, Unaoil and others. He conducts internal investigations for corporate clients and in the last few years has conducted investigations in Nigeria, Angola, Egypt, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Singapore  and China.

He regularly advises on and creates Bribery Act compliance programmes, having assisted over 100 businesses with their compliance, ranging from UK FTSE 100s to SMEs as well as for UK entities within non UK owned groups.

In addition to his compliance expertise, Kevin undertakes due diligence on M&A transactions, analysing and assessing the compliance risk posed by target companies in takeovers or acquisitions.

Kevin is an expert in cartel cases having acted on all but one of the UK's criminal cartel prosecutions.

In addition, Kevin acts in both civil and criminal FCA matters. That includes advice in compelled interviews, advice on negotiated penalties, investigations into Handbook breaches and breaches of Principles, permissions and approvals. He advises corporate clients on the Senior Managers Regime and market abuse. He also conducts appeals in the Upper Tribunal following Final Notices.

Kevin has acted in a number of Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) criminal investigations and insider dealing prosecutions including the first-ever cross-border investigation concerning information from the US being used in the UK on stocks traded in Germany.

Kevin was Chairman of the International Bar Association Working Group on the Bribery Act and wrote the IBA response to the Government proposals on Adequate Procedures.

Kevin lectures and writes on a variety of subjects related to his areas of expertise.

Recent work
  • Conducting internal investigations for a global conglomerate to asses their exposure to a major SFO bribery investigation.
  • Making successful submissions to Interpol not to issue a red notice against a former president of a NATO country prosecuted by a successor government.
  • Work in relation to an unpublicised prosecution of a cabinet minister in a UAE state.
  • Acting for clients alleged to have defrauded the Danish government of £1.5 billion.
  • Acting in relation to an ongoing CMA investigation into a professional fees cartel.
  • Advising in relation to an FCA investigation in relation to dividend tax reclaims.
  • Advising the board of an FS company in relation to FCA investigations into mini-bond selling.
Accolades

"He is just the full package - good with clients, bright and he thinks strategically about trials." Chambers UK 2021

Kevin is rated as a key lawyer by Legal 500 for Fraud: White-Collar Crime.

Kevin is ranked in Chambers UK 2020 and is noted for his expertise in cartel investigations. "He has a very good strategic approach," and "is able to grasp a complex matter and refine and distil it with great clarity".

Kevin is recognised in The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers.

Kevin is recognised in the World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers. 

Kevin is recognised in the UK's Best Lawyers. 

Did you know
Being an avid Manchester United fan did not stop him from personally serving a writ on George Best.
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Kevin is a very experienced and seasoned white-collar crime defence lawyer... he's fantastic with clients.

Financial Crime: Individuals - London,
Chambers & Partners 2019

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