Experience

    • Multiple directors of a central European financial services company in regulatory and civil proceedings in London, Jersey and elsewhere.
    • A Russian company in the criminal investigation and related extradition and Interpol proceedings initiated in Belarus against certain of its managers.
    • A hedge fund in allegations of market abuse (disclosure of inside information), including responding to regulatory requests and conducting a cross-border internal investigation.
    • Individuals in a challenge to a Crown Court Order freezing their assets at the request of a Middle Eastern government in the context of a multi-jurisdictional criminal investigation. The case, which was considered by the Court of Appeal, involved issues of principle relating to the standard of evidence in asset freezing orders at the request of foreign states, as well as the impact of misinformation by the requesting foreign authorities.
    • Société Générale in securing a deferred prosecution agreement and first coordinated resolution between the DOJ and France’s Parquet National Financier regarding claims of potential corruption of foreign officials in Libya.
    • Employees of a leading investment bank in U.S. and UK investigations into alleged manipulation of f/x market.
    • A UK-based hedge fund executive successfully defended in UK extradition proceedings arising out of his in absentia conviction for theft in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The executive was wrongly alleged to have stolen a $264 million arbitration award arising out of a dispute with Petroleos de Venezuela, Venezuela’s state-owned oil company.

Education

  • College of Law, London, 2009, B.V.C.
  • European University Institute, 2008, Ph.D.
  • Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2004, M.A.
  • University of Cambridge, 2002, M.A.

Languages

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish