Global Investigations Review – Privilege
Oliver Powell and Saaman Pourghadiri have joined with Andrew Thornton-Dibb of McGuireWoods London LLP to examine how the use of legal professional privilege has developed during 2018 and, in particular, how the law impacts on the practice of conducting international investigations.
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Oliver is ranked in both Chambers and Partners (UK) and The Legal 500. He undertakes instructions that involve the regulation of business activity and commerce. His practice encompasses: asset forfeiture and civil recovery; bribery and corruption; commercial fraud; corporate investigations; financial wrongdoing; and sanctions. He is routinely instructed in matters with an international element, and usually cases involving allegations of dishonesty, sharp practice or breach of trust. He is a Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (BVI), a member of the New York State Bar Association, and in recent years has undertaken work in, inter alia: USA, UAE, Greece, Falkland Islands and UK offshore jurisdictions such as the Isle of Man.
Saaman is regularly instructed in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes and regulatory investigations. He has particular expertise in financial services, civil fraud and professional negligence. Examples of Saaman’s current and recent work include a multi-jurisdictional US$1 billion commercial fraud, a professional negligence claim against advisers in a regulatory investigation, claims against banks seeking rescission of financial products on the grounds of LIBOR fraud, and acting for a senior individual employed by a leading investment bank in relation to the FOREX investigations. Saaman acted as counsel in ENRC v SFO in the High Court.
Barristers: Oliver Powell