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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, regulatory reporting and other types of systems and controls failings. He also represents senior individuals in regulatory investigations. 

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

Publications: 04 DECEMBER 2019

IT and operational failures: financial services in the spotlight

There is unprecedented demand for and use of technology in the financial services sector.  However, greater reliance on technology brings with it increased levels of risk.  In particular, IT incidents and even brief disruptions to digital services may have a significant impact on clients and the markets.

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Publications: 02 OCTOBER 2019

GIR - data privacy & transfer in investigations

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

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Publications: 22 MAY 2019

GDPR for litigators 2019

Virtually all evidence, whether in litigation or arbitration or relating to investigations carried out by regulators or enforcement authorities, will contain some personal data. A year on from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (universally known as GDPR) coming into force, we examine what it means for disputes and contentious regulatory/enforcement matters, focusing on three areas. 

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Publications: 07 FEBRUARY 2019

GIR - Data privacy & transfer in investigations

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

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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