Findley Penn-Hughes

Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Global Investigations & White Collar Defense, Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement

"Key lawyer" for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime
Legal 500


Findley Penn-Hughes, senior associate, is dual-qualified in the US and UK.  He advises clients in internal and regulatory investigations and disputes, white collar litigation, and anti-corruption enforcement matters. He has experience advising multinational corporations on the design and implementation of anti-corruption and human rights compliance programs, and sanctions and export control compliance and disputes.

Findley advises corporates across a range of sectors, including engineering and construction, oil and gas, retail, defence, and transport, as well as a variety of financial institutions, insurers, brokers and professional services firms.


Investigations, White Collar Defence & Compliance

  • Advising the Independent Reviewer of the Connaught Review concerning the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) supervision of the collapsed Connaught Income Fund Series 1, including conduct of the investigation and preparation of the public report.
  • Supporting the in-house legal function of a publicly traded multinational company in the redesign of compliance controls and various associated internal investigations arising out of DOJ and SEC FCPA investigation involving alleged misconduct in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Investigation into alleged corrupt practices in the Brazilian and Canadian operations of a European company. Conducted remediation measures, including advising on related litigation, termination of third party contracts, and dismissal of employees, and engagement with internal stakeholders and the client’s key customers.
  • Supporting an independent integrity compliance consultancy reporting to the African Development Bank (AfDB) in relation to a large Chinese company debarred by the AfDB and other MDBs.


  • Listed as a key lawyer for Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime - Legal 500 2024.


  • BPP University Law School, GDL and LPC
  • SOAS, University of London, MA
  • Durham University, BA


  • 英国法(イングランド及びウェールズ)事務弁護士(ソリシター)
  • California


  • Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience (Civil)


  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA), with interests in the Anti-Corruption Committee and the Business Human Rights Committee
  • Member of the Business and Human Rights Lawyers Association 
  • Member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Transparency International Professional Supporters network (TIPS)