Sam Tate


Sam is a leading UK financial crime lawyer helping clients resolve complicated issues efficiently in the areas of corruption, fraud, sanctions, money laundering, compliance, private prosecutions, complex investigations, criminal proceedings, asset tracing and FCA enforcement.

Sam recently completed the ground-breaking 11th and 12th UK DPA’s and the independent investigation initiated by the Financial Times regarding allegations made against its reporters by Wirecard. He leads a practice area at RPC working with states, corporates, insurers, banks and individuals. He held significant roles in two global AML/ sanctions focused monitorships (US DoJ/UK FCA/US FRB), including the HSBC monitorship which was the most complex and largest of its kind. Sam also co-leads the Corporate and Individuals regulatory practice at RPC, comprising over fifteen partners, each of which is focused on meeting specific client needs.

Sam previously led Exiger’s Anti-Corruption EMEA practice where he worked with Lisa Osofsky, currently Director of the SFO. Prior to Exiger, Sam was the In-house expert at BP Plc resolving ABC/AML issues in higher risk jurisdictions around the world and overseeing cross-border investigations. He has practical experience with criminal proceedings, SFO/FCA processes, implementing diligence/risk assessment tech., PE, investments diligence (e.g. a USD 20 billion russian matter), advising on FCA and s166 investigations and managing risk in joint ventures. He has also spent time at US investment bank (Morgan Stanley) up to and after the crash of 2007/2008 and regularly leads investigations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Russia.

Sam Tate
Partner, Anti-Corruption Lawyer,
Financial Crime & Fraud