Adam Brown focuses his practice on multijurisdictional investigations and has almost 20 years of experience advising on high-profile litigation, contentious compliance, and insolvency matters. The Legal 500 (2019) calls him "one of the finest solicitors around — a knowledgable lawyer with a fine sense of judgment" and "supremely calm under pressure."
Adam has particular experience in matters relating to fraud, asset tracing, insolvency, theft of confidential information, and corruption. He is frequently called upon to advise on injunctive relief as well as on investigations and inquiries by governmental authorities into compliance with relevant legislation and regulation. He has acted on the United Kingdom's first ever deferred prosecution agreement (involving the first indictment under s.7 UK Bribery Act), investigations into the collapse of BHS (the highest profile UK retail failure of recent decades), Comet and Laura Ashley, and what are believed to be the two largest frauds ever perpetrated on the London AIM market.
In 2012, Adam spent six months seconded to Goldman Sachs, working within the litigation and regulatory group and advising on a wide range of matters.
He was named a Legal Week "Rising Star" in 2016.
Turning Tides in FCA SMCR Enforcement: Easier Targets, Non-Financial Misconduct, Changing Priorities
- June 1, 2017
Cross-Border Investigations, JD University
- June 29, 2016
Brexit: UK votes to leave the EU: What happens next?
- February 9, 2016
First Deferred Prosecution in the UK, US Department of Justice agrees to close investigation
- May 7, 2014
eDisclosure Costs: Risks and Opportunities for Litigation Lawyers, Law Society with Huron Legal Forum
- BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2003; Postgraduate Diploma in Law 2002); Jesus College, Oxford University (B.A. Joint Hons., Classics and Modern Languages, 2001)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Legal Business Awards 2016 — Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
The American Lawyer Transatlantic Legal Awards 2016 — Transatlantic Innovators
Global Investigations Review Awards 2016 — Most important development in investigations
Legal Week — Rising stars in litigation: 2016
Legal 500 — highly rated in commercial litigation and in banking litigation