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20th Annual IBA Transnational Crime Conference

17 May - 19 May 2017

Sheraton Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

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Ross Dixon


Ross Dixon is a hugely experienced lawyer working across a broad range of financial crime, business crime and regulatory law matters. He has achieved significant success in some of the UK’s most high-profile white-collar crime matters. Ross often represents businesspeople – usually directors or senior executives – requiring legal advice and representation when their companies are under investigation. He has acted in some of the UK’s most serious and complex fraud, false accounting and bribery and corruption cases. Recent successes include the acquittals of both the former MD of Tesco UK and the former CEO of G4S UK, in high profile cases prosecuted by the SFO. In his regulatory practice Ross acts for those under scrutiny by their professional body. His expertise includes insider dealing and market abuse allegations before the FCA; accountants under investigation for a variety of alleged misconduct by the FRC; and, solicitors dealing with the SRA. Ross advises companies on a wide range of crime-related issues that arise from the discovery of potential wrongdoing within a company, including production and restraint orders, the execution of warrants and regulatory obligations. He has served on the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force since 2012 and advises on a wide range of money laundering issues including defending Cash Seizure, Account Freezing Order and Account Forfeiture Order applications, as well as other aspects of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Ross has great experience of cases that involve parallel investigations in the UK and overseas, including the US, Europe, South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East. He often works closely with lawyers based in other jurisdictions. His experience includes providing advice and representation to those facing requests for mutual legal assistance and/or extradition. Ross also has a long history representing professionals, business people and their families caught up in general and serious crime cases, whether in police investigations or before the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts. Ross is the Chair of Partners at Hickman & Rose. He joined the firm in 1995 and became a partner in 1998. He is Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association Criminal Law Committee and a committee member of The Fraud Lawyers Association.


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