Clare Nida

  • Associate
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.3047


Clare Nida is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice.

Ms. Nida’s practice focuses on cross-border civil and criminal government investigations, internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation across a variety of industries and subject matters.

Ms. Nida has experience representing clients in connection with complex investigations relating to matters before the US and UK governments. She specializes in anti-bribery and corruption and anti-money laundering laws, as well as the UK Modern Slavery Act.

Ms. Nida is uniquely situated among her peers having spent a 13 month secondment at the UK Serious Fraud Office as a Principal Investigative lawyer in the Bribery & Corruption Division, investigating and litigating cases from the government perspective. At the SFO, Ms. Nida gained extensive knowledge of the financial and extractive industries, and led the SFO’s first successful conviction for a failure to comply with a Section 2 notice under the Criminal Justice Act 1987. Ms. Nida’s work focused on investigations into bribery, corruption, and money-laundering as well as defending judicial reviews and obtaining search warrants.

Ms. Nida maintains an active pro bono practice and serves as Global Chair of the firm’s Women Lawyers’ Group.


Ms. Nida’s recent experience includes:

  • Assisting international corporate clients with internal investigations and investigations by the US Department of Justice and Securities & Exchange Commission, the UK Financial Conduct Authority, and National Crime Agency on matters related to alleged bribery, fraud, and other anti-corruption laws
  • Leading an internal investigation of corruption for a national aviation company, with related US civil litigation issues
  • Advising a national central bank on the formulation of a new banking law and regulatory regime
  • Assisting a government central bank with an investigation into one of its regulated banks
  • Running an internal investigation for a corporation in the UK and China in preparation for a potential IPO
  • Acting for a healthcare company in an SEC investigation related to its overseas operations, resulting in no enforcement action
  • Assisting companies investigating alleged employee misconduct and whistle-blowing reports
  • Managing an internal investigation for an insurer into anti-trust issues
  • Advising a global financial institution on potential breaches of UK anti-money laundering legislation
  • Acted for an international investment firm defending a clawback claim of more than US$1 billion brought under section 423 Insolvency Act 1986, relating to a financing transaction for one of Greece’s largest telecoms companies, which later went into insolvency. The case was featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases in 2018.
  • Advising clients on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the transparency in supply chain provisions
  • Advising bondholders in relation to restructured Argentine Sovereign debt under deeds governed by English law
  • Representing international clients operating in a number of industries such as pharmaceuticals and aerospace on breach of warranty claims including allegations of fraud, both vendor and purchaser side
  • Acting for a private equity portfolio company successfully resisting an application for an interim injunction relating to US commercial property and striking out the English court claim

Thought Leadership

  • High Court Determines Exceptions to ‘Without Prejudice’ Privilege in Recent Disputes -  November 26, 2020
  • Court of Appeal: Professional Privilege Must Pass the “Dominant Purpose” Test -  October 29, 2020
  • UK Releases Guidance on Modern Slavery Act Reporting -  June 17, 2020
  • Court of Appeal Clarifies Legal Professional Privilege -  May 01, 2020
  • Unexplained Wealth Orders Subject to Rigorous Judicial Scrutiny  -  April 27, 2020
  • English Appellate Court Restricts Scope of Litigation Privilege  -  December 19, 2018
  • UK Serious Fraud Office Director Outlines Priorities in Keynote Speech  -  September 10, 2018
  • UK To Provide Compensation for Overseas Victims of Economic Crimes  -  June 18, 2018
  • 5 Predictions for the UK's Serious Fraud Office Under New Director -  June 15, 2018
  • Jukes: English Appellate Decision on Litigation Privilege in Internal Investigations  -  February 22, 2018
  • English High Court Decision Reinforces Application of Litigation Privilege in Internal Investigations -  February 21, 2018
  • Bilta v. RBS: When Will Litigation Privilege Apply to Information Gathering in Internal Investigations -  February 12, 2018
  • UK Supreme Court Redefines Criminal Dishonesty Test  -  November 03, 2017
  • Corporate Criminal Liability: the UK is Now Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk  -  January 20, 2017
  • The Modern Slavery Act 2015: Transparency Reporting Provisions -  November 12, 2015
  • Watch out for Modern Slavery -  September 30, 2015
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • England and Wales (Solicitor-Advocate)
  • M.A. in English Literature, University of Cambridge, 2011
  • LPC, BPP Law School, 2010
  • GDL, BPP Law School, 2009
  • Financial Institutions
  • White Collar Defense & Investigations
  • Securities Litigation & Professional Liability
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Complex Commercial Litigation