Clare Nida represents international corporate clients in complex white-collar investigations into bribery and corruption allegations across regulatory regimes in the US and UK.

Ms. Nida applies a commercial mindset and a comprehensive understanding of clients’ business needs in the context of:

  • Cross-border civil and criminal government investigations into bribery and corruption, fraud, and money laundering allegations
  • Internal investigations spanning a broad range of disciplines
  • Commercial litigation across a variety of industries and subject matters
  • Compliance program design and enhancement

She helps clients mitigate reputational risk and minimize business disruption when the stakes are highest. Ms. Nida leverages her tenacity and experience as a Principal Investigative lawyer in the Bribery & Corruption Division of the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) to guide clients through all stages of investigations and interactions with the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), UK SFO, UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

During her 13-month UK SFO secondment, Ms. Nida investigated, prosecuted, and litigated cases. She 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, including advising a nonprofit carbon credits exchange on their compliance program, and served as Global Chair of the firm’s Women Lawyers’ Group. 

Ms. Nida’s recent experience includes advising:


  • A global law firm on a cross-border investigation into potential fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and Bribery Act violations conducted jointly by the NCA, DOJ, and SEC, resulting in a declination to prosecute
  • A multinational pharmaceutical corporation on significant global internal investigations related to anti-corruption compliance
  • A UK-listed company on FCA interactions relating to an insider trading investigation
  • An English football club on compliance with domestic and international football rules and regulations
  • A national aviation company on an internal investigation of corruption, with related US civil litigation issues
  • An international defense contractor on an internal investigation into US and domestic security issues
  • A government central bank on an investigation into one of its regulated banks
  • A corporation on internal investigations in the UK and China in preparation for a potential initial public offering (IPO)
  • A healthcare company on an SEC investigation related to its overseas operations, resulting in no enforcement action
  • Investment managers and banks on investigations of alleged employee misconduct and whistle-blowing reports
  • An insurer on an internal investigation into antitrust issues

Commercial Litigation

  • An international investment firm on 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 that later went into insolvency and that The Lawyer recognized among the Top 20 cases in 2018
  • International clients across a range of industries, such as pharmaceuticals and aerospace, on breach-of-warranty claims, including both vendor- and purchaser-side fraud allegations
  • A private equity portfolio company on successfully resisting an application for an interim injunction relating to US commercial property and striking out the English court claim

Compliance Programs and Advisory

  • Multiple clients on their anti-bribery and corruption compliance programs and related advice during deals and transaction support
  • A national central bank on the formulation of a new banking law / regulatory regime
  • A cybersecurity company on advisory work relating to potential issues under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 before its IPO
  • A global financial institution on potential breaches of UK anti-money laundering legislation
  • Multiple clients on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the transparency in supply chain provisions
  • Bondholders in relation to restructured Argentine sovereign debt under deeds governed by English law

Bar Qualification

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


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