Full Name
Matthew Banham
Job Title
Dechert LLP
Speaker Bio
Matthew Banham is an established practitioner who specialises in financial crime and regulatory enforcement investigations. His rare combination of experience gained from working in-house in the financial service industry, as well as working for the FCA and the SFO ensures clients receive sound strategic advice when navigating the multi-agency landscape.

Mr. Banham is recommended by The Legal 500 for regulatory investigations and corporate crime, as well as for his work representing individuals in white collar crime matters, with clients commenting that "he has very good legal analysis skills” (2020) and he is a “very helpful, no-fuzz, experienced, and result-oriented partner” (2021).

In November 2019, Matthew Banham was “Highly Commended” by Legal Week in the “White Collar Crime Team of the Year” category for its successful defence of a British executive charged by the UK's Serious Fraud Office in a lengthy cross-border corruption investigation into a multinational conglomerate.

White Collar Crime and Compliance: Mr. Banham advises firms and individuals on complex global investigations and advises on money laundering regulations and anti-corruption compliance. He focuses his practice on multi-agency and cross-border investigations with an emphasis on international investigations.

Financial Services: Mr. Banham provides advice and representation to city professionals and firms with a focus on asset managers. He has extensive experience of external and internal investigations across various asset classes involving Regulators in both the United States and United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Banham served as the senior vice president of Barclays Bank's litigation investigations and enforcement division where he advised and managed external investigations and regulatory risks for the investment bank. When at the Serious Fraud Office he was a Case Controller and he worked and led on the UK's most complex and landmark cases including; Rolls Royce, LIBOR, and Foreign Exchange benchmarks. Mr. Banham's previous experience also includes working as counsel at the FCA where he routinely advised and managed investigations and prosecutions into allegations of insider trading, other financial crime offences.
Matthew Banham