Robin Lööf is an international counsel (barrister and avocat) based in the London and Paris offices. He is a member of the firm’s White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group where he advises and represents companies and individuals involved in anti-corruption and other criminal investigations, or investigations into misconduct in the financial markets. Dr. Lööf also advises on and conducts litigation challenging investigative acts, extradition requests and asset freezes and seizures.

Dr. Lööf specialises in providing strategic advice and representation to corporates and individuals facing multi-jurisdictional criminal and regulatory investigations. He has, among other things, acted on several investigations by UK and U.S. authorities into suspected corporate corruption; assisted in advising a wide range of businesses on international sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption compliance; investigated and advised on suspected market manipulation; represented individuals facing extradition or asset freezing requests; advised on judicial reviews challenging police decisions to arrest and conduct searches; and acted on several matters related to the FCA’s investigations into suspected manipulation of LIBOR and the FX market.

Dr. Lööf also provides risk analyses and advice to companies in the context of compliance reviews, M&A transactions and international sanctions compliance. In this context, Dr. Lööf has conducted pre-acquisition due diligence on proposed high-risk M&As; and advised on post-closing remediation.

Dr. Lööf is recommended by The Legal 500 UK (2020) for his regulatory investigations and corporate crime work.

Dr. Lööf is the author of “Corporate Agency and White Collar Crime—An Experience-led Case for Causation-based Corporate Liability for Criminal Harms,” Criminal Law Review (March, 2020); and “An Update On Sentencing Corporate Bribery,” Commercial Dispute Resolution (May, 2016). He is also the co-author of “The EPPO and International Co-Operation –– New Kid on the Block,” Compliance & Enforcement (December, 2019); “The judicial oversight of DPAs: a multi-jurisdictional perspective,” Global Investigations Review (November, 2019); “U.K. and U.S. Sign Landmark Cross-Border Data Sharing Agreement,” Compliance & Enforcement (November, 2019); “Policing Your Own Jardin – France Signals Eagerness to Take Control of Its White Collar Enforcement,” Compliance and Enforcement (July, 2019); a new guide to help lawyers navigate the differences between French and U.S. criminal justice systems — 10 Things U.S. Criminal Defense Lawyers Should Know About Defending a Case in France (May, 2019); “Overseas production orders: a new regime for gathering evidence,” Practical Law (May, 2019); “France boosts tax fraud prosecution,” Compliance & Enforcement (October, 2018); “English High Court Considers Status of Internal Investigation Interview Notes,” Compliance & Enforcement (April, 2018); “Deferred Prosecution Agreements – The French Experience,” Commercial Dispute Resolution (March, 2018); “First French DPAs for Corruption Offences,” Compliance & Enforcement (March, 2018); “French DPAs Lack Crucial Disgorgement Tool,” Global Investigations Review (February, 2018); and “Failure To Prevent,” Commercial Dispute Resolution (June, 2017).

Dr. Lööf was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2009 and as a barrister has rights of audience before all courts and tribunals in England & Wales. In self-employed practice he both defended and prosecuted in a wide variety of criminal cases. He also acted for former and serving government officials in appeals against their sanctions listings before the General Court of the European Union.

Dr. Lööf was sworn in as a member of the Paris bar in 2017.

Before entering private practice, Dr. Lööf spent some time working both for the European Commission’s Legal Service and for the then First Advocate General of the European Court of Justice.

Dr. Lööf holds an MA from the University of Cambridge, a Maîtrise en Droit from the Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, took the BVC at the College of Law in London, and passed the examen de contrôle des connaissances at the EFB in Paris. He is a Doctor of European Laws from the European University Institute in Florence where he defended a thesis on EU criminal law and has both written and lectured on his areas of study.

Dr. Lööf is fluent in French, Italian, and Swedish, and has passive Spanish and German.

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.

Bar Admissions

  • Bar Council of England & Wales
  • Paris