Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations Partner, London
“I have more than 20 years’ experience of fraud investigations and corporate crime work with particular aptitude for cross-jurisdictional issues and skill at distilling large quantities of information to present clients with clear options.”
Education and qualifications
Satindar is senior partner in the firm’s London Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations practice. He is widely acknowledged as an expert in corporate crime, sanctions and fraud. He leads the firm’s sanctions practice and has developed the market standard in relation to Russian sanctions. Satindar regularly advises clients on governmental investigations including by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency and the Office for Financial Sanctions Implementation. Most of these cases have a cross-border element and often involve the US Department of Justice. Headline cases include the BAE Systems corruption investigation and the phone hacking and police payments investigation into News Corporation.
As a litigator of some 25 years’ standing, Satindar has also advised on some of the biggest and most complex disputes in the London market during his career, including the collapse of BCCI, the Concorde crash, the administration of Lehman Brothers, and currently the diesel emissions litigation. This deep experience means that clients also turn to Satindar for “quarter-backing” advice in relation to overseas litigation and investigation as well as for assistance on UK matters.
- News Corporation: advising on the phone hacking and police corruption allegations.
- BayernLB: advising on claims of alleged corruption against Bernie Ecclestone, who was for 40 years head of Formula One.
- BAE Systems: advising on in connection with its The Unites States Department of Justice and the UK Serious Fraud Office settlements and related investigations.
- Lehman Brothers: advising on the interpretation of client money rules and the return of client assets from outside the UK.
- Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI): advising on the fraud litigation involving the bank.
- Air France Concorde: advising on disputes arising following the crash in 2000.
- Diesel emissions group litigation: advising a finance company defendant in these high profile London High court proceedings.
Work highlights continued
- Global accounting and professional services firms: advising on confidential disputes arising between member firms.
- Tesco accounting irregularities: advising a client on litigation and regulatory proceedings arising from Tesco’s disclosure of accounting irregularities.
- Global reinsurance broker: advising on corruption investigations regarding business in Latin America, including reports to the SFO, NCA and DoJ.
- Global infrastructure company: advising on corruption investigations in multiple jurisdictions, including reports to the SFO, NCA, and DoJ.
- Major insurance broker: advising on consequences of a potentially corrupt arrangement, money laundering disclosures and reports to the UK Financial Conduct Authority.
- Compliance and governance: multiple compliance reviews, including pre and post M&A, making and implementing remediation recommendations for anti-corruption, AML and sanctions procedures.
- Mining sector client: quarter backing advice in relation to Indian High Court litigation.
Satindar is often quoted in the media and regularly writes on bribery, corruption and sanctions issues, including:
- Blog on the Corruption and Bribery Act and how it affects corporates, CDR magazine
- Expert Voices, City AM
Satindar regularly speaks at conferences, including at the NDI Executive Exchange, 2016, at the Annual Corporate Accountability Conference, 2016 and at the Legal Business conference, 2015.
Education and qualifications
Satindar studied law at University College, London.