Johanna Walsh is a Partner in the White Collar Crime & Investigations Group. She has experience in domestic and international serious fraud, corruption and money laundering cases, acting for senior individuals in prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and Crown Prosecution Service. Johanna has also acted for a range of corporates, from SMEs to FTSE 100 companies in relation to allegations of fraud and corruption, conducting internal investigations and representing them in external investigations and prosecutions. She has experience in negotiating deferred prosecution agreements and civil recovery orders.
Johanna is experienced in advising in connection with proceeds of crime investigations, particularly those brought by the National Crime Agency. She represented the Respondents to three Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) obtained by the NCA in what was the first successful challenge to UWOs since their introduction in 2018.
Johanna is named in Legal 500 in 2018 and 2019 for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime which notes that she is "an outstanding lawyer and investigator who stands in the front rank of her profession." She is named as a leading individual in Investigations and in Business Crime Defence (for both Corporates and Individuals) in the 2020 edition of Who's Who Legal. She was also recognised in the 2017 edition of 40 Under 40 by the Global Investigations Review, recognising accomplished young investigations lawyers who will help shape the future of this fast-evolving area of law.
Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Partner, Kingsley Napley
Articles and Publications
- Financier Worldwide - Strengthening AML protection through AI - 1 July 2018
- Expert Guides: Rising Stars 2018, 4th edition
- Practical Guide: Anti-Money Laundering for Remote Casino Operators in the UK, February 2018
- Global Investigation Review 40 under 40, September 2017
- Volkswagen Under Siege: Unprecedented Search, Unanswered Questions April 2017, Forbes
- Directors face criminal charges and unlimited fines under new regulation, April 2017, Financial Director
- New law forces big firms to come clean on gender pay gap, April 2017, The Times
- Companies to be on the hook to reveal details of how they pay suppliers, April 2017, City A.M.
- Global focus on bribery remains on the individual, October 2015, Solicitors Journal
- DPA corporate monitorships in the UK, September 2015, Global Investigations Review