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 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 prosecuting and litigating cases. At the SFO, Ms. Nida gained extensive knowledge of the financial and extractive industries, led the SFO’s first successful conviction for a failure to comply with a Section 2 notice under the Criminal Justice Act 1987, successfully defended a number of judicial reviews, and obtained and executed search warrants.

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

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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
  • Advising an English football club on compliance with domestic and international football rules and regulations
  • Leading an internal investigation of corruption for a national aviation company, with related US civil litigation issues
  • Conducting an internal investigation for an international defence contractor, with US and domestic security issues
  • Advising a technology company prior to IPO on potential issues under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • 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, including investment managers and banks,  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 

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • England and Wales (Solicitor-Advocate)

Education

  • M.A. in English Literature, University of Cambridge
  • LPC, BPP Law School
    Distinction
  • GDL, BPP Law School
    Distinction