Peters & Peters has today announced the appointment of Nick Vamos, head of special crime in the special crime and counterterrorism Division at the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), who will join the firm as a partner on 4 September. Nick has nearly 20 years of criminal law experience focussed on international criminal investigations, high-profile and sensitive matters and corporate manslaughter cases. His appointment further enhances the firm’s “outstanding” business crime division.

A qualified barrister, Nick has gained high-level experience in various leading roles within the CPS. In the last decade Nick has held the three most senior posts dealing with international criminal prosecutions: head of extradition; head of the UK Central Authority (UKCA) for mutual legal assistance; and the UK liaison prosecutor in Washington D.C., giving him an unparalleled depth of knowledge of cross-border and multi-jurisdictional work. As head of special crime, Nick provided direction across the most complex and high-profile legal areas such as corporate manslaughter, medical manslaughter and political and police corruption. Most recently he oversaw the election campaign expenses cases and was responsible for managing the prosecution team dealing with the investigations into the Hillsborough disaster. He has also been deputy head of the organised crime division, responsible for prosecuting cases investigated by the NCA.

Commenting on Nick’s appointment, Michael O’Kane, senior partner and head of business crime, said: ’Peters & Peters has been at the vanguard of business crime for over fifty years. With UK and multi-national corporates as well as top executives under increasing criminal scrutiny, Nick’s experience of shaping crime control policy and leading the team responsible for prosecuting some of the UK’s most high-profile and sensitive cases will add a new, extra dimension to Peters & Peters’ long-standing pedigree in this area.’

Nick Vamos added: ‘Peters & Peters’ stellar reputation for attracting some of the brightest minds in the industry, as well as their involvement in and ability to tackle complex and high-profile cases, means that this is an exciting move for me. I look forward to bringing to bear the benefit of my public prosecution experience for the firm and its clients and further developing the business crime offering.’