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Glyn Powell is an experienced white collar crime lawyer who focuses on advising corporate clients on complex, multijurisdictional investigations into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, and tax evasion. He has advised in relation to criminal investigations conducted by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), His Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the Metropolitan Police, and on regulatory investigations conducted by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prescription Medicines Code of Practice Authority (PMCPA). He has particular experience in dealing with multijurisdictional investigations and has represented clients facing parallel investigations by domestic law enforcement agencies and the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Glyn's recent experience includes advising a financial institution in relation to a multinational corruption investigation. He is experienced at dealing with issues of self-reporting and advised in relation to the United Kingdom's first Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). He has acted for clients in a number of the most high-profile white collar crime investigations including Rolls Royce, Tesco, and the News International enquiry. He has experience handling sensitive whistleblower disclosures as well.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Glyn headed the Fraud Business Unit of the SFO. He also has served as team leader at the Inland Revenue Solicitor's Office where he dealt with cases of complex tax fraud and as team leader of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Central Confiscation Branch.

Glyn has been quoted by numerous publications including The Times, The Telegraph, and the Financial Times. He was a recipient of the Legal Business "2016 Dispute Resolution Team of the Year Award." In the same year he was named a Legal Week "Rising Star."


  • UK listed company conducts multijurisdictional investigation into allegations of bribery and tax evasionJones Day conducts internal investigation for a publicly listed company in relation to potential Bribery Act 2010 and Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 offences alleged to have been perpetrated by employees of foreign subsidiary.
  • Publicly listed company pursues claims relating to multi-jurisdictional fraud arising from AsiaJones Day is acting for a large publicly listed company in relation to a significant multi-jurisdictional fraud arising out of one of its manufacturing plants in Asia.
  • Pharmaceutical company seeks advice relating to internal multijurisdictional investigationJones Day advises a leading regulated pharmaceutical company in connection with an internal multi-jurisdictional investigation into the adequacy of the company's corporate culture, whistle-blowing mechanisms, and regulatory reporting procedures, which included examination of the company's SOPs and the successful carrying out of all relevant interviews remotely due to COVID-19.
  • Infrastructure fund seeks advice on internal investigation relating to portfolio companyJones Day advised a substantial infrastructure fund on an internal investigation relating to a portfolio company.
  • Jones Day advises on UK's first Deferred Prosecution Agreement and closure of U.S. DOJ investigationOn Monday, November 30, 2015, the Right Honourable Sir Brian Leveson (the President of the Queen's Bench Division) approved the resolution of the first UK Bribery Act section 7 proceedings by way of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement, a procedure never before used in the UK.
  • Major international corporation seeks advice on potential liability under UK Bribery ActJones Day advised a major international corporation on their potential liability under the UK Bribery Act in respect of a proposed corporate event involving foreign dignitaries.
  • Private individuals seek advice concerning police investigation into money launderingJones Day advised private individuals in relation to a police investigation concerning money laundering.