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About David

David Savage is a Partner based in our London office. David has significant experience advising clients on a range of regulatory and white-collar criminal matters, with a particular emphasis on international sanctions. He is a recognised leader in this field.

David has spent more than a decade working with clients across a range of sectors and jurisdictions to ensure their compliance with complex and contrasting financial and trade sanctions regimes. His prior role as the Group Senior Sanctions officer for a private bank, combined with extensive financial crime experience in private practice, means that David brings expertise in international sanctions at a level usually found only within financial institutions, advising individuals, banks and corporates on their obligations in doing business around the world. David’s expertise also includes conducting internal bribery and corruption investigations for domestic and multinational companies and advising and dealing with money laundering and terrorist financing risks and issues. He successfully advises and defends in matters concerning the FCA, SFO, OFSI, HMRC, NCA, CPS and the US DOJ and regularly advises on the legal, regulatory, commercial and practical aspects of sanctions, fraud, corruption, money laundering, market manipulation, market abuse and insider trading. David has a reputation for providing commercial, pragmatic advice and is acknowledged in both the Legal 500 and Chambers as a next generation partner.