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Paul O’Neil

General Counsel
Serious Fraud Office

Paul O'Neil joined the Serious Fraud Office as General Counsel in December 2016. Prior to this appointment, he was the Head of Enforcement at the Financial Markets Authority responsible for overseeing conduct of the FMA's civil and criminal proceedings. As part of this role, Paul also represented the FMA on the International Organisation of Securities Commission's Cooperation and Enforcement and Screening Group Committees. Paul had previously worked in private practice as a litigator at law firms in both New Zealand and London across a wide range of practice areas, including regulatory investigations and proceedings, energy, construction and telecommunications. Paul holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Auckland.

  • Exploring the development of counter fraud products;
  • Sharing best practice between the UK and other public sector international forum partners and;
  • Analysing the challenges that face public sector fraud departments in different countries.