Legal Business

Sticking to the rules – the rise of the in-house litigator

As the UK’s financial institutions and leaders in commerce and industry embrace a tougher regulatory landscape, Legal Business looks at the movers and shakers in their disputes and compliance teams.

It’s December 2012 and the world’s third largest bank, HSBC, has just entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ). It has been fined $1.9bn (£1.2bn), then the largest ever bank payout to date, over its inadequate anti-money laundering system.