Stewarts’ bolsters Financial Crime department

26 June 2019

April French Furnell

David Savage has joined Stewarts as a partner from SG Kleinwort Hambros Bank where he was the Group Senior Sanctions Officer. David joins Richard Kovalevsky QC, who established the Financial Crime department at Stewarts in July 2018.

Prior to deploying his expertise in the field of international sanctions, David worked for several years in the financial crime team at Eversheds Sutherland.  He successfully advises and defends in matters concerning the FCA, SFO, HMRC, NCA, CPS and the DOJ in the USA.  His expertise includes conducting bribery investigations and advising and dealing with money laundering risks and issues.

David brings expertise in international sanctions at a level usually found only within financial institutions, advising individuals, banks and corporates regarding their obligations in doing business around the world where there may be a possible sanctions exposure.  

John Cahill, managing partner, comments:

“We continue to build a leading financial crime team at Stewarts. Stewarts provides a strong foundation for such a practice. David’s arrival adds further strength and depth, and his expertise in sanctions will add significantly to our offering to clients. I am delighted that David has joined.”

David’s arrival brings the number of partners at Stewarts to 70.


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