Emily Agnoli#41

Emily Agnoli

Emily joined Simmons & Simmons in 2008 and qualified into the dispute resolution team in London in 2010 where she is now a managing associate specialising in corporate crime. She has significant experience in advising corporations on high profile civil and criminal investigations in both the UK and internationally, including those run by the UK Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Police and HMRC. Emily is a member of the firm's eDiscovery experts committee and has extensive experience of using electronic review platforms in large scale investigations and disputes. Recent Work ' advising a major FTSE company on a large scale corruption investigation involving the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority and US Department of Justice including advice on self-reporting and negotiations over remedial action with the Serious Fraud Office ' acting for a defendant in connection with a multi-billion dollar fraud claim covering five jurisdictions and involving worldwide freezing orders ' acting for an individual under investigation by HMRC ' advising a multi-national company in the hospitality industry on extradition issues, including Red Notices ' advising 12 leading energy & extractives companies on sector specific guidance on adequate procedures under the Bribery Act 2010 ' advising a number of leading companies on anti-bribery compliance programmes, including developing policies, procedures and training, and advising on the implications of the Bribery Act 2010 and anti-money laundering issues ' defence of offshore directors and company administrators arising from a failed development and alleged lost development profits of over £100m.
Contributed to


CPS Guidelines for bribery and other criminal offences involving the media
CPS Guidelines for bribery and other criminal offences involving the media
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Guidelines which apply when deciding whether to prosecute journalists or public officials following investigations for bribery or misconduct in public office. The guidelines were produced following the Leveson Inquiry in 2012 and Project Elvedon in 2014/15.

Summary of SFO's bribery guidance and policies
Summary of SFO's bribery guidance and policies
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides a summary of the Serious Fraud Office’s (SFO’s) policies on bribery including its policy on facilitation payments and gifts and hospitality (business expenditure), which sits alongside the SFO’s guidance on corporate self-reporting, its corporate co-operation guidance and its internal guidance on evaluating a corporate compliance programme to inform a decision to prosecute, the availability of an adequate procedures defence, the suitability of a DPA or sentencing exercises. This Practice Note summarises the SFO’s approach to compliance self-reporting and the approach where a company has relied on the previous policy, as well as the current policy on adequate procedures, facilitation payments and business expenditure.

Practice areas


  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Female Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Anti-Money Laundering Professionals Forum
  • London Solicitor Litigation Association


  • Contributing Author


  • University of Edinburgh - GDL and LPC at BPP Law School

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