Richard represents regulated firms, corporates and their senior management in UK and international regulatory enforcement, criminal and internal corporate investigations.
Financial Services – litigation and advisory
A former enforcement lawyer and prosecutor with the FSA - the predecessor to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); Richard now defends clients under investigation by the FCA, Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and overseas regulators.
Utilising his FCA experience and from his time on secondment as head of compliance for a London market insurer, Richard advises boards and senior managers on governance, conduct and compliance.
Reflective of his practice areas, clients and peers have commented on Richard's expertise in three categories of the Directories:
The "responsive and dedicated" Richard Burger is "very strong on regulatory matters", particularly as they relate to sanctions and financial crime where he is able to "bring a unique insight to his advice" as a result of his previous experience at the FSA.
Led by the "tenacious" and "hardworking" Richard Burger is best known for its expertise within the insurance sector, where he "really has a sense of what works before the regulator."
Representing regulated firms (banks, insurers, intermediaries, FX and fixed income brokers) and listed companies, as well as C-Suite directors (Chair, CEO, COO, CFO, General Counsel, and NEDs) and senior managers (Compliance managers, MLRO and LIBOR submitter) in FCA/PRA enforcement investigations.
Financial and complex crime
Representing a private individual in bribery and corruption investigation.
Represented the Chair of an AIM listed corporate in a corruption and fraud investigation.
Represented FTSE corporate client in criminal investigation (Operation Spruce) by the Information Commissioner's Office – no further action.
Represented two senior tax advisers in a private prosecution, accused of dishonesty and fraud – prosecution discontinued by the CPS.