Evan FlowersPartner at Dechert LLP
Evan Flowers is a disputes partner who focuses his practice on white collar defence and investigations. Originally a criminal defence trial lawyer, he advises individuals and multinationals in the highest value and highest profile multi-jurisdictional matters.
Representations include prosecutions, investigations, AML advisory and compliance matters in a vast range of sectors over the last decade, including financial services, healthcare and pharma, telecoms, defence, aviation, energy & commodities, construction, gaming, technology and consumables. His matters often involve bribery and corruption, securities fraud, antitrust cartel and market manipulation issues giving rise to multi-agency investigations.
Mr. Flowers also advises on harm minimisation strategies for high-risk commercial transactions and strategic investments, including M&A activity and corporate restructurings. He was a key member of the Airbus legal team that secured a landmark Deferred Prosecution Agreement – the first co-ordinated settlement between the UK, US and French prosecuting authorities in history.
Mr. Flowers has a successful track-record engaging with regulators and government agencies in the UK, UAE, US and Europe, including the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), European Commission (EC), US Department of Justice (DoJ), Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and regulated exchanges (CME, ICE, EEX).
He is currently the lead UK advisor to multiple city traders in the highest profile energy market manipulation investigation in the UK, as quoted below: Bloomberg, Daily Mail, The Times.
Mr. Flowers was named as a white collar “Rising Star” by Euromoney in its 2021 Expert Guide, based on his outstanding reputation among clients and industry leaders.