AREA OF PRACTICE

Litigation

Biography

Marie Kavanagh is an associate in the White Collar Crime and Regulatory Investigations Group in Brown Rudnick’s London Office.

She is experienced in assisting corporate and individual clients involved in complex fraud, bribery and corruption, tax and regulatory investigations conducted by the Serious Fraud Office, HMRC, FCA and other authorities.

Marie originally qualified as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand and practiced criminal law in New Zealand for three years. Prior to joining Brown Rudnick, Marie’s experience in London included assisting with criminal and regulatory internal investigations, including competition and fraud investigations and assisting with an internal investigation related to Operations Weeting, Elveden and Tuleta.

Representation

Acting for an individual who is currently being prosecuted by the SFO in relation to allegations of manipulation of the EURIBOR benchmark.

Advising a senior individual in relation to an SFO investigation of a leading natural resources company in relation to allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption.

Advising a senior individual at a multinational energy and aerospace company in relation to an SFO investigation into alleged overseas corruption in a number of jurisdictions.

Advising a senior individual in relation to an SFO investigation into certain commercial arrangements between a global bank and Qatari entities.

Advising a senior individual in relation to the SFO investigation into accounting practices at a large publically listed retailer.

Advising a successful private equity firm and its managing director in relation to an investigation being carried out by the Integrity Vice Presidency of the World Bank.

Advising a senior executive in relation to a UK investigation into alleged bribery in the UAE.

Advising a senior individual in relation to a criminal investigation being carried out by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Advising a senior executive in relation to an SFO investigation into alleged overcharging on government contracts.

Advising a senior individual in a fraud investigation carried out by the NHS Counter Fraud Service.

Advising clients in relation to sanctions legislation and potential breaches.

Advising clients in the financial services sector in relation to regulatory status.

Education

Kaplan Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme, 2015
NZ Institute of Legal Professional Studies course, 2006
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand – Bachelor of Laws, 2006
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand - Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), 2006

Bar Admissions

Barrister and Solicitor of High Court of New Zealand
Solicitor of England and Wales
Publications
Professional Affiliations