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Addleshaw Goddard signs up SFA's compliance officer

13 June 2018

Tony McGlennan, the Scottish Football Association's compliance officer, is to return to private practice, joining Addleshaw Goddard's Global Investigations team in September.

Mr McGlennan's resignation from the post he has held for the past four years was announced this week, and today the international legal firm confirmed that he will become a legal director, based in Edinburgh in the team headed by partner Nichola Peters, which focuses on corporate crime and contentious regulatory practice.

At the SFA his role involved reviewing actions and bringing charges against players, coaches and other officials on reported disciplinary incidents, to be ruled on by an independent judicial panel. At Addleshaw Goddard, he will advise on cross-border investigations, contentious regulatory, compliance and enforcement actions.

His appointment follows the hire of corporate crime and investigations expert, Michelle de Kluyver, as a partner in Addleshaw Goddard's London office.

Ms Peters commented: "Investigations and enforcement work is becoming increasingly complex, with ever more agencies involved. We have one of the most complete corporate crime offerings in the UK comprising a multidisciplinary team that is able to advise on issues such as bribery, through to sanctions, regulatory investigations and proceedings, as well as supporting corporate and individual clients on the multiplicity of risks they face in such cases. We are delighted that Tony will be joining us to augment our offering and demonstrate our commitment to the continued development of the team."

Simon Catto, head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team in Scotland added: "This is a great strategic move for us as Tony will provide dedicated support in Scotland that we don’t presently have. His background in criminal defence and regulatory work will provide significant additional benefits to our Scottish clients."