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Jeremy Scott-Joynt

Jeremy Scott-Joynt

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Jeremy accepts instructions across all Chambers’ areas of expertise. However, his background in banking, investigations and regulation gives him a particular focus and advantage in assisting clients with commercial matters such as those involving financial services and regulation, and with business crime concerns. As a former financial crime specialist and lead investigator for a London-based international bank, he is skilled in managing complex and delicate enquiries, while his experience in handling both commercial and employment litigation enables him effectively to mitigate the risks to which such an enquiry can give rise.

His long-term interest in technology matters means he has a particular interest in commercial and regulatory cases involving cryptoassets and data protection/privacy issues.

Jeremy came to the Bar after a successful career in banking and regulation. He was head of investigations for Europe (overseeing all in-region misconduct and criminal enquiries) and then senior anti-bribery and corruption adviser (and deputy head of the global AB&C function) at Standard Chartered Bank. He then took charge of building an anti-fraud and anti-corruption programme in EMEA for Bank of Montreal. Before going into banking, he spent four years at the Financial Services Authority as an intelligence and investigations specialist, running fraud and corruption enquiries and latterly serving as its deputy MLRO. Prior to moving into banking and regulation, Jeremy started his working life as a reporter. His career in journalism culminated in six years at BBC News, during which time he specialised in investigating and reporting on financial crime.

Jeremy is public access qualified and accepts instructions directly from members of the public.

Publications

Contributor, Lissack & Horlick on Bribery and Corruption, 3rd ed (2020)

Co-author, Employment Law Handbook, 8th ed (2020)

Commercial & Chancery

Jeremy is developing a broad commercial practice, appearing in court (both at the interim and final stages) and advising on a variety of claims involving contract issues, restitution, company law and insolvency. Recent instructions include:

  • Advice and representation in a dispute between joint venture partners, including issues of both breach of contract and directors’ duties.
  • Advice and drafting of particulars for the claimant in a contract dispute, which led to concession and settlement (including costs) on the part of the prospective defendant.
  • Strategic advice to a technology firm seeking to enforce restrictive covenants following the departure of key senior staff.
  • Advising and drafting pleadings in a High Court claim based on agency and unjust enrichment.
  • Advising and representing clients in company and insolvency matters.

Jeremy has a strong interest in the growing area of cryptoassets and smart contracts. He has presented webinars on the financial crime aspects of cryptoassets, and been part of the legal team on disputes involving the question of whether (and if so, on what basis) cryptoassets can be considered property.

Appointments & Memberships

  • ComBAR
  • Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association
  • Financial Services Lawyers’ Association
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Awards

  • Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple

Languages

  • French, Japanese (intermediate)
  • German, Brazilian Portuguese (basic)

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