In his first speech as Director of the UK Serious Fraud Office, Nick Ephgrave last month expressed provisional support for financial incentives to whistleblowers in cases alleging significant economic crime. This marks a strategic shift as he seeks new approaches to expedite investigations and prosecutions.

In this Client Alert, John Gibson, Thomas Shortland, and Ashley Collins explore the divergent approaches to whistleblower payment schemes in the UK and the U.S. and shed light on the challenges and opportunities faced in this area by the current Director of the SFO.