Sam Eastwood is a Partner in Mayer Brown’s litigation practice in London and a member of the firm’s white collar defence and compliance practice. Sam advises corporates and financial institutions on ethics, anti-corruption, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering and human rights issues in the context of investigations, complex transactions and compliance programme development and testing. Sam’s investigation and compliance work has included mandates in China, South East Asia, Africa, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Latin America, the United States, the Middle East, and throughout Europe (particularly the Nordic region). He has worked as a monitor or independent integrity compliance consultant reporting to the World Bank, the African Development Bank and the Serious Fraud Office.
Sam sits on the management committee of the University College London’s Centre for Ethics and Law. He was a member of the Knowledge Partner Team supporting the Integrity & Compliance Taskforce for the 2020 G20/B20 initiative and was a member of the UK project team that developed the International Standards Institute (ISO) standard for anti-corruption management programmes. He is a founding member of the International Association for Independent Corporate Monitors. Sam is also a trustee for the prison charity Beating Time.