The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC

32 FURNIVAL STREET, LONDON, EC4A 1JQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7405 3232
Fax:
Fax 020 7405 3322
DX:
72 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.furnivallaw.co.uk
Furnival Chambers (Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC), Sandip Patel QC MCIArb, London, ENGLAND

Lawyer rankings

Sandip Patel QC MCIArb

Tel:
Work 020 7405 3232
Email:
Furnival Chambers (Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC)

Work Department

Barrister-at-Law
England & Wales
Grenada (West Indies)
Consultant with Scarmans, London

Position

Sandip Patel QC is a Barrister with an impressive domestic and international practice in civil and criminal litigation with particular emphasis on international regulatory cases.   Sandip Patel QC has been at the forefront of cases involving cybercrime and electronic evidence.    Sandip Patel QC regularly represents individuals, businesses and Governments in complex disputes with an overlap between criminal and civil law especially in the arena of fraud and tax evasion.   Sandip Patel QC has advised in matters in the Middle East, India, Europe and the Caribbean.

International Arbitration

Sandip Patel QC advises and represents public and private entities on contentious and non-contentious international commercial disputes conducted under the rules of various institutions (ICSID, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA) and ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules within civil law and common-law jurisdictions, in particular, India.

Private Prosecutions

Sandip Patel QC has been described as “one of the leading Private Prosecution QCs in the country”.  Sandip Patel QC has acted in variety of different types of Private Prosecutions for Government departments such as the Medicines Healthcare Regulatory Authority as well on behalf of individuals on cases involving legally and factually complex issues.   Sandip Patel QC is often instructed in cases involving ‘civil judgements’; which are then sought to be used in support of ‘Private Prosecutions’.   As such, Sandip Patel QC is extremely versed with both Criminal law and Civil Procedure. 

Sandip Patel QC is currently instructed in a substantial Private Prosecution brought by a City law firm against two former employees for fraud and perverting the course of justice following extensive litigation in the Employment Tribunal and the High Court.   In addition, Sandip Patel QC is currently advising on a matter involving the commencement of a Private Prosecution by a French company against a UK company for fraud, copyright theft and passing-off.  This case has required extensive consideration of UK and French law in relation to Private Prosecutions. 

White Collar Defence

Sandip Patel QC has been involved in many complex and high value fraud cases ranging from ‘Ponzi’ investment fraud to VAT and carrousel fraud.   Sandip Patel QC has been described as “a truly exceptional Lawyer with a phenomenal eye for detail”.

Cybercrime

Sandip Patel QC has been at the forefront of cases involving ‘cybercrime and cyber security’.  Sandip Patel QC has been involved in most high profile cybercrime cases involving fraud, deception, money laundering and organised crime.   Sandip Patel QC has acted in famous cases such as the “Facebook Hacker”, ‘Anonymous’ prosecutions for computer hacking involving PayPal and Visa and for computer hacking into UK and US Government websites for agencies such as the CIA and FBI in the US and National Crime Agency, National Health Service and Ministry of Defence in the UK.  In addition, Sandip Patel QC has been involved in cases of serious and organised fraud and money laundering on the ‘Dark Web’.  

Sandip Patel QC has intricate knowledge of cases involving cybercrime especially from the issue of admissibility of evidence.   Sandip Patel QC is a contributor to the leading text book namely:  Electronic Evidence, 3rd Edition, Stephen Mason.  In addition, Sandip Patel QC lectures regularly on cybercrime and has trained law enforcement officials both in the UK and abroad including advising the Police in the Republic of Grenada on the formation of a cybercrime unit with focus on policies and procedures. 

Sandip Patel QC is Chairman of the Cybercrime Practitioners Association.

Career

Qualified 1991.

Languages

Gujerati, French

Member

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Bar Association for Commerce, Finance & Industry Caribbean Lawyer Network
  • International Criminal Lawyers Association Cyber Defence Forum
  • Anti-Corruption Professionals Network
  • PwC Fraud Group


London Bar

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading silks

Sandip Patel QC - Furnival ChambersHe has a pleasing and reassuring courtroom manner.’

Within: Crime

A well-respected set’, Furnival Chambers covers a range of violent crime matters. Sandip Patel QC prosecuted in a murder trial featuring complex issues of diminished responsibility and loss of control regarding “revenge porn”.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • 14 February 2017: BASF acquires Rolic Group

    BASF acquires Rolic, a Swiss based group offering innovative and forward-thinking solutions, particularly in the display and security industries as well as the optical film business.
  • Italy implements a new Directive relating to the Transfer of Workers between Countries

    With the Legislative Decree 136/2016 which implements the “Enforcement” Directive (2014/67/UE)  Italy strengthens the rights and protections afforded to workers posted between Member States and elsewhere relating to their terms of employment, remuneration and working conditions.
  • Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017

    The World Bank Group has released Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2017. The report presents data on legal barriers for farmers, entrepreneurs and businesses operating in agriculture in 62 countries and across the topics of land, seed, fertilizer, machinery, water, livestock, finance, markets, transport, and information and communication technology (ICT). SyCipLaw's  Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez ,  Alan C. Fontanosa ,  Franco Aristotle G. Larcina  and  Ruben P. Acebedo II  contributed to the report.
  • 15 February 2017: gategroup CHF 300 mio. bond issuance

    gategroup successfully raised CHF 300 million through the issuance of a fixed rate 5-year senior bond with a final maturity on February 28, 2022. The bond with a coupon of 3% p.a. has been issued by gategroup Finance (Luxembourg) S.A. and is guaranteed by its parent company gategroup Holding AG. gategroup will apply for the listing of the new bond on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
  • Ending "Endo"

    “Endo” is the twin brother of the drug monster that also needs to be slain, so says the Duterte administration.  “Endo” is layman’s term for end of employment contract.  It is the date indicated on the employment contracts and is dreaded by employees as it means the end of his or her employment.  Read more...
  • ANTITRUST LAWS: A GLANCE AT THE PHILIPPINE COMPETITION ACT

    Antitrust laws, also referred to as “competition laws”, are statutes developed to protect consumers from predatory business practices by ensuring that fair competition exists in an open-market economy. Competition laws regulate and prohibit several questionable business activities such as market allocation/ de facto monopoly whereby companies agree to steer clear of each other’s identified geographical market or territories; bid rigging whereby conspiring entities manipulate the market with a view of retaining current market share and price for each entity; and price fixing whereby two or three entities agree on the same selling price. Competition laws are designed to maximize consumer welfare by regulating or preventing business activities which stifle competition.  Read more...
  • THE ERA OF PLAIN PACKAGING IS COMING IN THAILAND

    The latest legislative developments in the tobacco sector in Thailand are worrying the tobacco industry but also the food and beverage sectors as similar regulations may follow.
  • Albania: Finally on track for a comprehensive support scheme for renewable energy?

    Current status
  • Violations by Commercial Outlets

    The present article deals with the violations by vendors of commercial products and services fined by the Qatar Ministry of Economy and Commerce during the preceding month.
  • 17 February 2017: RWS acquires LUZ, Inc.

    RWS Holdings plc, a world leading provider of intellectual property support services (patent translations, international patent filing solutions and searches), commercial translations and linguistic validation, has completed the acquisition of 100% of LUZ, Inc., a market leading Life Sciences language services provider based in San Francisco, for a cash consideration of USD82.5m.