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Mukul Chawla is a highly prominent fraud and white collar crime lawyer with over three decades of experience both defending and prosecuting high profile complex cases. He represents clients (both companies and individuals) on a wide range of corporate crime matters including fraud, bribery and corruption, money laundering, sanctions and export control, tax and antitrust allegations. 

From 2016 to 2018, Mukul acted as lead counsel to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) on its largest investigation – a multi-jurisdictional, multi-defendant investigation into suspected bribery by Unaoil and a range of other companies. He had previously been lead counsel instructed by the SFO investigating LIBOR manipulation and conducted the first LIBOR manipulation prosecutions in the world.

On the defence side, Mukul was lead counsel for the defendant in the first ever contested prosecution of a corporate for the “failure to prevent” offence under the Bribery Act 2010 in early 2018. He has also appeared in court for clients in fraud, bribery and insider dealing cases and has advised clients across the spectrum of white collar allegations. More recently he has appeared in International Arbitration cases where allegations of illegality were being pursued.

He was named as Crime Silk of the Year by Chambers and Partners in 2015. 

Mukul is a contributing author to Financial Regulation: Emerging Themes in 2021 – an extensive collection of articles around the themes of Brexit; Regulatory Change; Regulatory and Litigation Risk; Technology; Governance; and Sustainability and People.

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