Overview

Craig Holburd is a senior associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice of the London office. 

Craig spent over a year on secondment to a leading international bank in London, working closely with its affiliates in Europe to facilitate a S.166 Skilled Person, appointed at the direction of the FCA, in his assessment of the bank's Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions policies and procedures, systems and controls.

Craig joined Mayer Brown in 2015 as a trainee, qualifying in 2017. During his training contract he spent six months on secondment at Moody’s Investors Service and three months on secondment at Thomson Reuters working in their respective in-house legal teams.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Experience

  • Acted for listed client eOne, the leading Canada-based global mass media and entertainment company now part of the Hasbro toy conglomerate. Originally instructed to support an internal investigation into allegations of fraud arising out of currency trading, we were then instructed to act on the subsequent multi-million pound fraud claim in the High Court, which includes allegations of bribery, dishonesty, deceit, conspiracy and corruption.  The value of the claim was in excess of £18 million.  The Defendants were Monex Europe, a Foreign Exchange trading company, Prince Marwaha, eOne’s former treasurer, Inderjit Bhatti, eOne’s former assistant treasurer, and companies that Mr Bhatti incorporated. The Claimants settled the claims as against Mr Bhatti and the companies he incorporated in July 2020 and settled the claims against Monex and Mr Marwaha in January 2021, shortly after the exchange of witness statements and service of expert reports, and shortly before the five week trial was due to start on 1 March 2021.

Education

Kaplan Law School, LPC

King's College London, LLB

Admissions

  • England and Wales