Barry Vitou is a Partner at Pinsent Masons and leads the corporate crime team specialising in corporate risk and cross border corporate crime issues. He provides strategic advice to the Boards of public and privately held companies on mitigating corporate bribery and corruption risk and advises on anti-money laundering and associated investigations.
Recommended in the Legal 500 2012 edition for white collar and corporate crime which says 'Barry Vitou ‘has his finger on the pulse’ and is ‘very knowledgeable’ Barry heads the highly ranked corporate crime practice of Pinsent Masons. Chambers 2012 describes Barry as leading the Pinsent Masons corporate crime team and reports that according to impressed sources, he is "totally proactive, completely on top of his field and able to give practical advice."
He advises the Boards of corporations on compliance risk in their operations in high risk markets and conducts internal investigations into suspected violations. He is a regular speaker on corruption, money laundering and the new Bribery Act. With nearly twenty years experience, unusually in the world of white collar and anti-corruption, Barry was a corporate lawyer representing international clients in transactions, ranging from M&A to global IPO’s. His original background provides Barry with rare insight when considering the application of criminal and regulatory law to corporate groups and their transactions.