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Calum Burnett

Partner

London

Burnett Calum
Calum Burnett

Partner

London

Calum heads the UK Litigation & Investigations Group at Allen & Overy. He specialises in contentious regulatory work and has very extensive experience of acting for financial institutions in high profile, complex regulatory investigations, both domestically and cross-border. He also has experience of acting for institutions in Serious Fraud Office investigations.

Calum has advised major financial institutions across a very broad range of regulatory issues, including market abuse and insider dealing, AML and anti-bribery and corruption, mis-selling, fraud, cyber security breaches, operational resilience, non-financial misconduct and other cultural issues, regulatory reporting and a broad range of other types of systems and controls failings. He also represents senior individuals in regulatory investigations.

Calum has advised extensively on the UK Senior Managers and Certification regime and on related FCA and PRA Code of Conduct and fitness and propriety issues.

Legal directories recognise Calum as a leading individual for contentious regulatory matters. Chambers UK 2018 says that he is “forward thinking, technically flawless and clear-sighted” and Chambers UK 2019 reports that “he is a go-to on contentious regulatory matters – he has a huge wealth of experience, is very impressive intellectually and has good commercial sense”.


News & insights

High rise buildings from the bottom

Blog Post: 08 JULY 2021

UK corporate criminal liability reform

The UK Government has asked the Law Commission to review the law on corporate criminal liability and propose options for reform. Supporters of reform will use recent failures of the UK Serious Fraud…

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Legal agility and risk resilience: How to enhance your organisation’s readiness to withstand the next crisis

Publications: 26 OCTOBER 2020

Legal agility and risk resilience: How to enhance your organisation’s readiness to withstand the next crisis

What can in-house legal, risk and compliance leaders learn from the Covid-19 pandemic and other notable crises of the past 20 years to strengthen the legal resilience of their organisations?

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2020

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

Regulators and enforcement authorities across the globe continue to focus on the activities of banks, corporations and their employees.

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Accountability regime for senior managers of financial institutions in Singapore

Publications: 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

Accountability regime for senior managers of financial institutions in Singapore

The MAS has issued its finalised Guidelines on Individual Accountability and Conduct, which will come into effect on 10 September 2021.

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Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1992

Academic

LLB, Law University of Reading, 1989