Ruby Hamid is a partner in our dispute resolution practice
Ruby specialises in global investigations, white collar crime, compliance and risk management. Her technical expertise in bribery and corruption, money laundering, serious fraud and tax evasion supports her practice.
Ruby advises clients across a broad spectrum of regulatory and criminal issues. She is a former prosecutor and spent 13 years at the independent Bar before joining a Magic Circle firm in 2015. She spent a decade leading investigations and prosecutions for the FCA, the National Crime Agency, HMRC, the CPS Specialist Fraud and Serious Crime Units, the FRC and the Environment Agency. She was Panel Counsel for the SFO, General Medical Counsel and the Office of Rail Regulation. She is a highly experienced trial lawyer, having acted as sole advocate in courts of first instance, appellate courts and before a variety of tribunals. This experience underpins the advice she provides and the strategies she employs on behalf of her clients.
She has particular expertise in the financial sector and in oil, gas and mining and infrastructure. She spent 6 years acting for the Financial Conduct Authority, investigating and prosecuting their most serious market abuse and insider dealing cases. She has acted for a number of multinational oil, gas and mining companies facing criminal investigation for corruption in multiple jurisdictions.
A key part of Ruby's practice is compliance and risk management, and she recently spent 6 months seconded to a Fortune 500 company as Head of International Compliance. She advises on financial crime prevention, compliance and corporate governance programmes, responses to new legislation, modern slavery and supply-chain control.