Mishcon de Reya has announced the appointment of Jo Rickards, who joins this week as a Partner in the Business Crime Group. She joins the firm from Kingsley Napley, where she was a Partner.
Prior to Kingsley Napley, Jo was a Partner at DLA Piper and, before that, a Partner at Peter & Peters, where she qualified. An expert in white collar crime, Jo represents individuals and corporate clients embroiled in corruption, fraud and money laundering, including those being investigated by the SFO, FCA, Competition and Markets Authority and HM Revenue & Customs. She has been involved in all the major SFO investigations since the Office was created.
Jo has worked on many high profile cases, which include the representation of former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson in relation to Operations Weeting, Elvedon and Rubicon; and Mazher Mahmood, known as ‘the fake sheikh’. She has extensive experience of steering clients through internal investigations involving LIBOR and FX transactions.
This is the latest in a series of Partner appointments to Mishcon de Reya's Dispute Resolution department, which is responsible for over a third of the firm's revenue. Mishcon de Reya's Business Crime Group, which sits within the Dispute Resolution department, was established in 2014.
Commenting on Jo's appointment, Kasra Nouroozi, Head of Dispute Resolution at Mishcon de Reya, said: "Our Dispute Resolution department continues to grow at pace to meet the demands of our clients. Jo is a very important appointment for us. Her wealth of experience will bolster the offering of our Business Crime Group and she'll be a real asset to the team. It's a pleasure to welcome Jo to the firm."
Jo added: "I'm very pleased to be joining Mishcon de Reya at such an exciting time. The firm has carved out a reputation for having one of the go to dispute resolution teams in London. There is reform in the pipeline for corporate criminal liability, something I look forward to working with our clients – both corporate clients and individuals - to understand and navigate."
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