Craig Watson


Craig Watson
Craig is an associate in the Firm’s London Disputes and Investigations practice in London.

Craig’s practice spans a broad range of complex commercial disputes and white collar investigative matters. His work includes the provision of advice to clients pursuant to disputes before the English courts and both internal and external investigations before US, UK and EU regulatory authorities. Craig has advised a range of major international corporations, financial institutions and sophisticated individuals operating out of a variety of sectors, including financial services, private equity, retail, energy and natural resources, automotive and aviation.

Craig also regularly acts for the firm’s pro bono clients. This includes acting for The Challenges Group, the Florence Nightingale Foundation as well as previously representing the victims of the ‘Beirut Blast’ in their successful Lebanese law claim heard before the English High Court.

Craig is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and London Scottish Lawyers Network and was previously on secondment at Airbus SE in its litigation, investigations & trade team.

Representative experience as part of a team, including prior to joining Weil, includes advising:

  • The joint administrators of VTB Capital plc in its $1 billion claim against the Republic of Mozambique in the “Tuna Bonds” case
  • Airbus SE in its multi-year, joint SFO, DoJ and PNF investigation, including its $3.9bn global Deferred Prosecution Agreement and post-DPA internal investigations
  • GPT Special Project Management Ltd in the criminal prosecution brought by the SFO regarding corruption concerning UK military contracts provided to a Middle Eastern state
  • Dame Elizabeth Gloster’s independent investigation of the FCA’s handling of the collapse of London Capital & Finance
  • Exelon Corparation’s Special Litigation Committee in relation to breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations by Exelon and ComEd officers and directors identified in its 17 July 2020 DPA with the US authorities
  • Stifel Nicolaus Europe Ltd in its claim against Continental Capital Markets Ltd concerning the impact of Russian sanctions and regulatory permissions for FCA regulated entities
  • Pre-emptive and post-regulatory investigations for various City of London traders regarding potential spoofing activities and allegations of insider trading

Prior to joining Weil, Craig was an associate at a US-headquartered international firm in London.

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