Emily Agnoli

Emily has over 10 years’ experience managing complex international criminal, regulatory and internal investigations, for individuals and corporates. Her work has included:

• investigating a $9.6 billion fraud involving two prominent Saudi families;
• advising on an SFO investigation into a financial institution regarding two capital raisings during the 2008 financial crisis;
• persuading HMRC not to prosecute a retired banker accused of involvement in a film financing tax avoidance scheme;
• advising a global company on a substantial police investigation into fraud and misconduct in public office, involving over 50 witnesses; and
• advising Petrofac on its high-profile ongoing SFO investigation.

She has carried out numerous internal investigations and advised on investigations involving the Financial Conduct Authority, US Department of Justice, UK police, Maritime and Coastguard Agency and HMRC. Alongside this work she has experience of high profile civil litigation with expertise in managing the issues that arise in parallel civil and criminal proceedings. Emily also advises clients on contentious data protection litigation, cyber-attack and data breach response and notification, most recently advising an investor services company in relation to threatened litigation by a PEP for GDPR breaches.

Emily is passionate about the development of junior talent at the firm, acting as a mentor, in particular to junior women and those preparing to go off on or return from maternity leave. Emily is Head of the Associates Gender Balance Committee and helped draft the firm’s race and ethnicity allies booklet. She is a finalist in the Outstanding Returner category in the Women in Law Awards 2020 following her successful return from her second maternity leave and recently started a ‘Mums in Law’ support group.

Having originally studied History at the University of Edinburgh, she did her law conversion at BPP Law School in London. She has two young daughters and lives in East London.