Sam is a senior associate, and his practice straddles both regulatory enforcement and corporate/financial crime.

Sam specialises in crisis management, internal investigations, and corporate and director liability, and has a wealth of experience of corporate engagement with regulators, and complex investigations and prosecutions by numerous authorities in the UK, Europe and the US.

Sam’s practice covers serious fraud and money laundering, bribery and corruption, health and safety, and environmental protection (including waste and permitting). His expertise also extends to the complimentary areas of civil fraud, AML/ABC compliance and judicial review of the actions of investigators and regulators.

Sam has also handled a broad range of complex commercial disputes for clients in a number of sectors, with particular experience in the financial services sector.

Sam plays a central role in our Dispute Resolution unit and Business Crime and Regulatory Investigations team. He works with his colleagues to help clients arrive at the right solution, minimising impact and maximising success. He is supported by our extensive dispute resolution practice with a proven track record in the highest-profile cases and cross-border, multi-sector expertise.

  • Advising a major manufacturing company in relation to a global investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption by regulatory authorities in multiple jurisdictions, including the Serious Fraud Office.
  • Advising corporate clients in relation to multi-fatality accidents, including conducting internal investigations and advising on engagement with investigators and regulators.
  • Advising a leading company in the waste sector, in connection with a criminal investigation by the Environment Agency (EA), engagement with the EA’s Definition of Waste Service and judicial review of the EA’s use of allegedly unlawful enforcement action.
  • Advising various companies in relation to actions against former directors and employees to recover monies obtained by fraudulent conduct.
  • Advising a regulated entity in relation to an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regarding alleged breach of the FCA’s Principles for Business and the FCA Handbook.
  • Advising leading accountancy firms in relation to investigations by the Financial Reporting Council and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
  • Advising various companies in relation to ABC and AML policies and procedures, and wider compliance issues.
  • Advising employer and trustee claimants on a high-value professional negligence claim against their former actuarial and legal advisors.

What others say...

Sam Aldous embeds himself in every case he does. He is bright and knows his cases well, but provides realistic and grounded advice.

Legal 500 2024