Roland is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer. He defends both individuals and companies facing allegations of misconduct in the areas of business crime, financial regulation, tax disputes and competition law. His cases are often multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional and Roland’s broad litigation experience enables him to manage effectively his clients’ exposure to liability. He has been involved in some of the UK’s most complex, high value and high profile investigations and proceedings and has particular expertise in dealing with the Serious Fraud Office and the Financial Conduct Authority.
In the recent past Roland has been involved in substantial commercial litigation cases involving extensive electronic disclosure and complex legal and factual issues.
– Acting for a multinational electronics company based in South Korea in relation to private law claims following a European Commission Cartel Decision concerning the alleged price fixing of electronic components. The alleged cartel involved sales worth billions of Euros, was worldwide and allegedly affected countries throughout Europe and Asia. The other alleged cartelists are companies based in Asia and Europe.
– Acting for directors sued for breach of fiduciary duty by a company formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange. The case involved extensive electronic discovery utilising a specialist IT platform and was resolved satisfactorily after mediation.
– Acting for the CEO of a collapsed mini-bond company which had 11,600 investors who are now trying to reclaim £248m from the company through its administrators. The CEO is also subject to SFO and FCA investigation.
– Acting for a former director of a listed plc being sued by the company for alleged unauthorised bonus payments to former and current directors.
Roland is a founding member and committee member of the Fraud Lawyers Association.
Roland’s views on topical business crime issues are often quoted in the national press and he regularly writes or contributes to articles.