Vivian Robinson

McGuireWoods LLP

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McGuireWoods LLP


Vivian Robinson QC advises clients on the UK Bribery Act, as well as compliance on white-collar crime matters involving global fraud or corruption, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA'). As former first General Counsel to the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO'), he led the development of the SFO's enforcement policy under the UK Bribery Act. He also served as the SFO's primary liaison with the business community to the UK Bribery Act's requirements at conferences in London, New York and other parts of the world. Mr. Robinson became a barrister in 1967 and practised at the English criminal bar for over forty years, acting for both prosecution and defence. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1986, was elected Head of QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers in 2006 and served as the Treasurer of the Inner Temple in 2009. He first sat as a part-time judge over thirty years ago and continues to do so. In 2009 he left the practising bar to take an appointment as first General Counsel at the SFO. In 2011 he was invited to join the US law firm McGuireWoods, where he practices in London as a member of the firm's Government, Regulatory and Criminal Investigation team. Since joining the firm, he has travelled extensively speaking on the UK Bribery Act and related issues. He is a graduate of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, BA (Cantab.)


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