Gerallt Owen is a partner in Withers’ Singapore office. He focuses on domestic and international investigations, fraud, corporate crime, disciplinary proceedings and regulation.
Gerallt has advised on high profile investigations and proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office, DBIS, HM Revenue & Customs, the Crown Prosecution Service, HSE, Lloyd’s of London, Trading Standards departments, OFT, FRC, PRA and the Financial Conduct Authority. Gerallt also advises corporations and financial institutions in respect of regulatory compliance issues.
He has been an intervention agent for the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is a member of the Disciplinary Panel of The Academy of Experts.
Gerallt has extensive experience in dealing with high profile and complex fraud, insider dealing, market abuse and corruption investigations and prosecutions. He has particular experience in dealing with multi-jurisdiction investigations.
Gerallt has been listed in ‘The Lawyer HOT 100’ and is recommended by Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2014 in both the UK and Singapore sections as a Foreign Expert Based in Singapore, for Dispute Resolution who say:
‘Gerallt Owen of Withers advises corporate clients on high-profile investigations brought by UK prosecuting bodies. Though based in Singapore, he has a very high profile in the UK, where peers highlight him as “a trail blazer” who is “very good on a strategy”.’
According to one client: “He’s got a very good eye for seeing how all the different aspects of a case fit together. Plus, he’s got a great way with the clients; he’s able to encourage and support them in a way
to get the best out of a situation”.’
The 2013 and 2014 editions of Legal 500 recommended Gerallt again for fraud work, specifically; white collar crime, corporate and civil and regulatory.
Gerallt is included in Expert Guides 2014. He has also recommended for Fraud work in ‘Best Lawyers’ and by Legal Experts for both white collar crime and tax- VAT and Customs & Excise. He is recommended in three areas of law in the International Who’s Who Legal 2014 for Business Crime Defence , Asset Recovery and Investigations.
The team Gerallt leads won Business Crime team of the Year in the Finance Monthly Global Awards 2014. Gerallt was previously inaugural Chairman of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association.
In July 2014, Gerallt won Business Crime Lawyer of the Year, Singapore in the Finance Monthly Law Awards.