Eve Giles


Eve is UK Head of Investigations & White Collar.

Eve has over two decades of experience advising on high profile criminal and regulatory investigations and other corporate crime issues. She has a broad range of expertise, advising on cases involving international and national corruption, tax evasion, antitrust, cartels, money laundering, fraud, insider dealing, market abuse, misleading the market and misconduct in a public office and misconduct in the work place (including #me too allegations).

Eve acts for both individuals and corporations across a broad range of sectors including financial services, mining, energy, infrastructure, telecommunications, life sciences, defence, retail, transport, aerospace, commodities, construction and engineering. She is very experienced in acting for senior individuals in high profile investigations, including executive and non-executive directors, GCs and compliance team members, including MLROs.  She is also an experienced criminal trial litigator (securing wins in the LIBOR, Operation Elveden, Torex and and BA/Virgin price fixing trials) and has defended a number of cases at trial against the UK SFO, FCA, CPS and the CMA.


Representative matters

Overseas corruption investigations

Many of the SFO’s investigations into overseas corruption, including Rolls Royce, Petrofac, PWS, BAE, Guralp, Rio Tinto, Amec Foster Wheeler, Swift, G4S, Serco, SSL, Torex, De La Rue and GPT.

Cross-border regulatory investigations by authorities globally, including the SFO, FCA, DOJ, CFTC, and NYAG.

Extradition cases

Requests from jurisdictions including the US, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand.

Employee misconduct investigations

Corporate entities, financial institutions and senior individuals on a range of issues relating to employee misconduct.

Internal investigations

Internal investigations into overseas corruption, fraud and money laundering. She has a particular interest in the issues around privilege in criminal investigations and conducting interviews of key witnesses. She regularly interacts with the regulators on behalf of her clients, including the SFO, CMA, FCA and overseas regulators, such as the DoJ.

Corruption / extradition advice

Anti-bribery advice to corporations and has advised an overseas government on its review of its money laundering and corruption legislation. Eve has regularly acted for senior individuals in the majority of the SFO's overseas corruption investigations into multinational corporations. Her work has included acting in cases relating to parliamentary privilege and misconduct in a public office. She has successfully defended extradition requests from the US, South Africa and EU countries and advises in respect of Interpol Red Notices.

Contentious financial services advice

Close collaboration with our employment and regulatory teams in advising clients on #MeToo allegations. She has acted in a variety of insider dealing, money laundering, market abuse, Libor and FX investigations by the FCA. She acted for an individual in the (then) FSA's first criminal prosecution under FSMA for misleading the market. She has acted for MLROs in dual track criminal and regulatory investigations and she is also acting for a Senior Manager under investigation by the FCA under their Senior Manager regime. She also advised an FCA individual in the Davis Inquiry.

Criminal cartel advice

Ranked in Band 1 in Chambers for her criminal cartel expertise. She acted in the first contested criminal cartel case (BA / Virgin) and has been involved in nearly all of the CMA's subsequent criminal investigations. She has also advised and represented individuals in a number of the CMA’s civil investigations, including the first online retail case. She regularly advises in respect of immunity application interviews, compelled interviews and interviews under caution.

Fraud, tax, money laundering, sanctions and other matters

POCA advice to corporates and regulated firms. She has acted for individuals in money laundering and fraud investigations and trials, and her work includes acting in HMRC and sanctions investigations. She historically advised a number of individuals in respect of an SFO investigation into a dual Ofwat / SFO investigation.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Consulting Editorial Board Lexis PSL Corporate Crime Lawyers
  • Corporate Crime and Corruption Committee
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
She is a stellar lawyer in financial crime. She has superb client care skills and is a very good and detailed analyst.
Chambers 2022, Financial Crime
Eve Giles is an incredibly experienced white collar lawyer - one of the few City firm lawyers with significant first hand experience of criminal investigation and prosecution. While being outwardly calm and enormously reassuring to her clients, Eve is fastidious in ensuring that nothing is missed and no opportunity lost for ensuring the best outcome for her clients.
Legal 500 UK 2023



Inns of Court School of Law - Bar Vocational Course (1998-1999)
University College London - LLB Law with French Law (1994-1998)
Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II - Diploma in French Law (1996-1997) 


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.