Recommended by Legal 500, Rohit is a member of our Financial Crime & Business department, his work is focused on complex white/grey-collar fraud, serious organised crime and complex confiscation cases.
He has extensive experience in business crime, advising individual and corporate clients in relation to investigations and prosecutions by all major UK agencies, in particular the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the National Crime Agency, HM Revenue & Customs and the Crown Prosecution Service. Many of his cases have a strong international element and he often provides advice to clients who are domiciled abroad.
Rohit represents clients in the police station who are involved in police investigations and to others involved in investigations instigated by professional bodies as mentioned above and regulatory authorities.
Increasingly prosecution agencies are utilising the court’s powers of restraint and confiscation to secure and recover proceeds of crime and in addition are making re-determinations to existing confiscation orders following changes in client’s financial circumstances. Rohit has extensive experience acting for individuals in both restraint and confiscation proceedings.
He demonstrates a meticulous and diligent approach to reviewing evidence and is widely commended for this by his clients. He works tirelessly to advance his clients’ interests and to ensure that appropriate resources are available to progress their case efficiently and effectively.
AMEC FOSTER WHEELER
SFO Investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption spanning from 1996 to 2014 relating to the use of agents across the world in Nigeria, Saudia Arabia, Malaysia, India and Brazil. Deferred Prosecution Agreement entered amounting to £103 million, which forms part of a global settlement with the UK, US and Brazillian authorities of $US 177 million.
Operation Alyxia – Southwark Crown Court
An investigation which stemmed from Operation Kadenza (£113 million vishing fraud). Employees within RBS and the Lloyds bank provided other individuals with confidential client information. Bank accounts were then accessed, and sums withdrawn or utilised to commit fraud.
Operation Academy – Blackfriars Crown Court
Sophisticated investigation focused on skimming devices installed on TFL Ticket vending machines and other cash machines which were installed to obtain credit and debit card devices. Details obtained were then used to allegedly commit millions of pounds worth of fraud. The case was linked to a case investigated by the FBI and prosecuted in the USA.
Operation Falcon – Blackfriars Crown Court
Sophisticated vishing fraud where bank accounts, email addresses and other personal data was hacked to obtain personal and sensitive data which was used to conduct a vishing fraud with a value of over £12.5 million.
Operation Salvage – Reading Crown Court
TVP Operation commenced in 2014 where 550 car accidents in the East Berkshire and South Buckinghamshire region were said to have been involved in induced collisions. Subsequent compensation claims were paid out which were allegedly on the basis of false information.
Operation Solitude – Reading Crown Court
Operation involved investigation into several money service bureaus which were used to transfer criminal property obtained through drug & arms dealing by other suspects in the South East of the UK. Sums of cash handled by the Defendants exceeded £4.5 million.
Operation Curtain- Investigation Stage
This investigation involves substantial surveillance by HMRC on the illicit activities of a number of individuals suspected of being involved in the fraudulent evasion of circa £2 million cigarettes. A vast amount of cash was seized during the investigation and a number of arrests have been made for the evasion of duty and for money
Operation Calanth – Snaresbrook Crown Court
Conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation. The Defendants contacted computer supply companies pretending to be large companies and government agencies ordering high value computer supplies namely laptops and iPads. The defendants allegedly adopted false email address relating to legitimate business to order computer supplies. On-going proceedings with a loss value of circa £1.2 million.
Operation Mandebras- Isleworth Crown Court
Home Office investigation onto an organised crime group facilitating persons into the UK, through abuse of the common travel area. The defendants are accused of assisting Georgian nationals to enter the UK via ports in contravention of immigration laws. The defendants are also accused of manufacturing false identity documents and laundering money through bank accounts.
Operation Halifax- Investigation stage
Investigation by Border Agency officers in respect of Human Trafficking from the Middle East. The defendant is accused of facilitating the illegal entry of clandestines into the UK.
Operation Halimous – Central Criminal Court
The NCA commenced an investigation and substantial surveillance operation concerning the smuggling of Class A and B drugs which were being sent to the UK via Royal Mail (Parcel Force). The Prosecution suspect that insiders within the Royal Mail were part of the organised crime group.