2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Sam Eastwood

Mayer Brown


Sam is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Litigation practice in London and a member of the Firm’s White Collar Defense & Compliance practice which represents corporations, boards of directors, board committees, executives and public officials in criminal , civil and regulatory enforcement proceedings around the world. Sam's experience includes: pursuing and defending claims arising from significant corporate acquisitions; competition litigation; advising on joint venture and shareholder disputes; fraud investigation; and seeking injunctive relief. He advises on ethics, anti-corruption and human rights issues in connection with companies’ internal compliance policies and procedures and international business transactions. Sam has significant experience in cross border corporate investigations involving complex financial and accounting issues and anti-corruption matters throughout Africa, Asia, Europe (particularly the Nordic region), Middle East and South America. He regularly conducts risk assessments, transactional due diligence and compliance program reviews. Sam acted as Independent Compliance Monitor for Macmillan Publishers Limited, reporting to the World Bank and the Serious Fraud Office, and has acted on a number of other quasi monitor mandates linked to World Bank sanctioned entities. He was part of the UK project team that developed the International Standards Institute (ISO) standard for anti-corruption management programmes and previously sat on the British Standards Institute’s panel for the drafting of the Anti-Bribery Standard and conducted subsequent pilot reviews of this Standard. Sam sits on the board of Transparency International UK, as well as the Management Committee of University College London’s Centre for Ethics and Law. He is a member the City of London White Collar Crime Committee. He is co-chair of the Professional Against Corruption Group which he helped to set up at the time of the UK anti-corruption summit in 2016 and a founding member of the International Association for Independent Corporate Monitors. Sam is recognised as a Band 1 practitioner in Chambers UK Financial Crime: Corporate and a leading individual in Legal 500 UK - Corporate Crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption).