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James G. Millward

Senior Associate
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
James Millward is a senior associate in the investigations, enforcement and white collar group.

Mr. Millward primarily represents clients on white collar and government enforcement matters. He has particular experience in advising on multijurisdictional fraud, corruption and money laundering investigations and has also been involved in a range of regulatory matters, including advising on SFO investigations, SEC, FCA and FRC enforcement.

Mr. Millward defends both corporations and individuals in proceedings by external regulators. He also conducts internal investigations and pro-active anti-corruption due diligence for corporate clients, and advises a wide range of companies on compliance with the Bribery Act 2010, as well as providing specialist, transactional due diligence support Mr. Millward has extensive experience in devising and helping to implement compliance programmes for clients operating in different sectors, to detect and mitigate the risks of bribery and corruption. Mr Millward also acts for a number of individuals in criminal and regulatory enforcement actions initiated both in the UK regulators and international regulators where there is a UK nexus.

Legal 500 2018 recommends K&L Gates for regulatory investigations, corporate crime and white collar crime. The team is described as “extremely responsive and assesses each piece of work intelligently.”

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the Law Society
  • Freeman of the City of London Solicitors’ Company
  • Education Co-Secretary of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers' Association
  • Advising a multinational technology company in relation to the SFO probe into Unaoil.
  • Advising a senior accountant at one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms in relation to a high profile investigation by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC).
  • Advising the CEO of a PLC in relation to a high profile investigation by the SFO concerning alleged fraud and forgery.
  • Acting for US Private Equity house in an internal investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption in Eastern Europe.
  • Acting as compliance counsel for a global chemicals company in conducting due diligence on all third parties.
  • Advising a global sports brand in relation to an internal investigation concerning a fraud perpetrated by an employee.
  • Advising a U.S. headquartered global energy firm in relation to allegations of false accounting and conducting an internal investigation.
  • Acting for FTSE directors in respect of an FCA investigation into market abuse.
  • Advising a major newspaper in connection with Metropolitan Police investigations into bribing public officials (Operation Elveden) and phone hacking (Operation Weeting).
  • Acting for a multinational law firm in respect of an SFO investigation into a mining conglomerate.
  • Advising a German aviation company on possible money laundering offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, related disclosures and an investigation by the police.
  • Advising insurance brokers into an investigation by the police into allegations of fraud by misrepresentation and false accounting.
  • Advising UK and international companies on compliance with the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the architecture and implementation of anti-bribery policies, systems and controls.
  • Representing a former City derivatives trader in respect of the SFO and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) LIBOR investigations into alleged fraudulent benchmark manipulation.
  • Advising major beverage conglomerate on internal investigations into bribery in Africa and the Middle East, and drafting a suite of compliance policies and procedures for global implementation.
  • Representing an investment fund in relation to investigations by the FCA and City of London Police into fraud by misrepresentation.
  • Advising global construction company in relation to health and safety investigations into fatalities in the workplace.
  • Advising a global marine solutions provider into compliance with sanctions and export control, and conducting sanctions training.
  • Representing clients in relation to responding to a public inquiry.