Gideon Cammerman KC > 187 Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

187 Chambers
4th Floor, Queen Elizabeth Building
London
EC4Y 9BS
England

Position

Gideon Cammerman QC is a highly experienced and robust advocate in fraud, regulatory and disciplinary cases. Gideon is currently instructed in many of the highest profile SFO investigations including ENRC, Balli Steel, Unaoil and Petrobras. Gideon has also appeared in many of the highest profile trials in recent years including the Alstom corruption case, LIBOR rate–fixing, Weavering Capital Fund fraud, the “Gypsy Slavery” cases and the “Anonymous” computer hacking case. Gideon has prosecuted multi-million pound private prosecutions, all successfully. Gideon is also instructed by individuals, company directors and government departments to advise and act in cases outside the sphere of public litigation. These clients have included offshore jurisdictions, companies conducting internal investigations, online gambling companies and sportspeople.

 “Extremely hardworking, commanding and able.” – Legal 500, 2019

 “A ferocious advocate with an eye on the end game.” – Legal 500, 2020

Gideon Cammerman QC is ranked as band 3 for Financial Crime QC in Chambers and Partners 2020

Gideon Cammerman QC is ranked in a brand new category for Chambers & Partners 2020 as QC Spotlight for Financial Crime – Private Prosecution “He is extremely thoughtful, academically very smart and fearless about putting forward arguments. Gideon is clear and focused in the advice he gives and is strong on the detail.” “He is thorough and meticulous.”

Practice Areas

Asset Forfeiture & Confiscation Gideon acts in all aspects of asset restraint and recovery under the Proceeds of Crime Act. These include restraint, moratorium, civil forfeiture and confiscation. Gideon has a particular expertise in the novel applications of bank moratoria more frequently being used by law enforcement agencies. These, in Gideon’s view, are Page 1/6 not being challenged robustly enough. R v Collins and others (2016) – Challenging restraint order made in circumstances of incomplete and improper disclosure. Also challenging police misuse of section 335 POCA R v Dennard and others (2009 – 2010) [2010] EWCA Crim 978 – Prosecuting for HMRC in a conjoined landmark ‘Chambers Review’ case on confiscation for Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office in the Court of Appeal

Bribery & Corruption Gideon is instructed in many of the largest bribery and corruption cases currently under investigation by the SFO and in the abroad. These include ENRC, Petrobras, Petrofac, Balli and others. He has appeared in the Court of Appeal and on application to the Supreme Court AIL v SFO [2016] 1 Cr App R 21 on bribery and corruption issues. SFO investigation into B (2019) – Instructed for main subject of ongoing investigation into multi-national trade finance company SFO investigation into P (2019) – Instructed for director of agent in ongoing investigation into petrochemicals company SFO investigation into G (2019) – Instructed for primary subject of corruption of investigation into mining interests in Africa Re A (Unaoil) (2018 – present) – Instructed to represent potential defendant in Unaoil investigation by DoJ and SFO. R v Graham Hill, Alstom Corruption case [2016] 1 Cr App R 21 (2015 – 2018) – Successfully defended this international corruption case involving infrastructure projects from Delhi to Tunis.

Criminal Defence Gideon defends in criminal case of all types. Although his focus is on financial crime, Gideon has acted in many of the Modern Slavery cases, when the Act first came into force (R v Connors and others [2013] EWCA Crim 324). Consistent with his pedigree, Gideon has acted in many murders and other offences of serious and organised crime. R v Jabari Shelton (2019) – Defending internationally known individual (A$AP Bari) charged with sexual assault R v Rooney and 16 others (2016 – present)– Defending main defendant in the largest slavery prosecution in England and Wales AG of Jersey v Norris (2015) – Defending in importation of a tonne of cannabis to Jersey  R v Connors and others (2013 – 2014) [2013] EWCA Crim 324, Southampton and Bristol trials, – Defending members of the Travelling Community charged with Slavery. Secured the first acquittal under section 71 Coroners and Justice Act in England and Wales. Responded to appeal against the Attorney General on a reference R v Jake Davis and others (2012 – 2013)– Defending an alleged ‘hacktivist’ and spokesperson for the ‘Anonymous’ collective, an organization committed to freedom of access to the internet that had attacked the websites of the FBI, CIA, Senate and the NCA. Mr Davis avoided extradition to the US and served only 1 month in custody despite the gravity of the charges he faced R v Jogmahon (Trinidad – 2012) – Advising on all aspects of bringing a private prosecution for murder in Trinidad R v Reece Donovan (2012) [2012] EWCA Crim 2749– Defending ‘Bad Samaritan’ robber, the footage of which became notorious, from the riot of August 2011. Leading case on propriety of granting anonymity orders to witnesses in cases of identification. Conviction quashed on Appeal

Criminal Prosecution Gideon was a prosecutor for HMRC (panel advocate), the specialist casework division of the CPS and other government departments (panel advocate). Gideon no longer accepts instructions of government prosecutors and focuses instead on private prosecution. Gideon has successfully prosecuted a number of multi-million pound and high profile private prosecutions. R (Hunter Ltd) v Lawless (2018 – 2019) – Successful private prosecution for £2m fraud R (Khassenov) v Kulich (2016 -2018)– Successful private prosecution in a multimillion dollar international fraud Orenstien v Pradhan (2015)– Successful private prosecution for fraud and perverting the course of justice

Fraud & Financial Crime Fraud and financial crime is at the heart of Gideon’s practice. He has acted and remains instructed in many of the highest value, and most technically challenging, fraud cases. These have included the Weavering Capital Fraud ($632m) and the LIBOR rate fixing. R (Hunter Ltd) v Lawless (2018 – 2019) – Successful private prosecution for £2m fraud R (Khassenov) v Kulich (2016 -2018)– Successful private prosecution in a multimillion dollar international fraud Re D (2015)– Multimillion pound corporate successful private prosecution of former director for fraud R v Peterson, Weavering Capital Fund Fraud (2013 – 2015)– Representing hedge- fund manager charged with fraudulent trading in financial instruments with an alleged loss of $626m AG of Jersey v Michel (2006 – 2011) [2009] UKPC 41; [2009] WLR (D) 312 –Defending. Gideon was engaged in this case full time from March 2006 to late 2007 and with regularity since. It was the largest money laundering case in the history of the Channel Islands. Gideon acted in the team for the first defendant. The Privy Council (Supreme Court) quashed the conviction

Professional Discipline Gideon was the senior external case presenter for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants for a number of years and developed a deep understanding of PD. He acts in the SDT, ACCA, medical practitioners’ disciplinary bodies of various types and sports disciplinary tribunals, including the BHA, National Anti Doping Panel and others.

Regulatory Law Gideon is regularly instructed to appear before the tribunals including the Financial Conduct Authority, the Financial Reporting Council, the Gambling Commission, National Anti-Doping Panel, British Horseracing Authority, he was for a number of years the senior external Case Presenter for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Gideon has acted in a number of Health and Safety Act cases, in particular those relating to construction and groundworks. Gideon has a particular expertise in dealing with the temporary freezing powers arising from Part VII of POCA. Gideon has acted for online gambling companies, solicitors firms, accountancy firms, banking services complainants, boxers, rugby players, jockeys. FRC v X (2019) – Acting for an auditor investigated by the FRC arising from corporate insolvency of national importance National Anti-Doping Panel v T (2018) – Successfully acting for boxer charged with doping offence Gambling Commission v X Ltd (2016) – Director of online gambling company cleared of wrongdoing British Horseracing Authority v X (2015) – Acted for jockey charged with illegal betting

Sports Law Gideon is regularly instructed to appear before the tribunals including the Financial Conduct Authority, the Financial Reporting Council, the Gambling Commission, National Anti-Doping Panel (boxer and rugby player) and British Horseracing Authority. Gideon has acted for online gambling companies, solicitors firms, accountancy firms, banking services complainants, boxers, rugby players, jockeys. National Anti-Doping Panel v T (2018) – Successfully acting for boxer charged with doping offence Gambling Commission v X Ltd (2016) – Director of online gambling company cleared of wrongdoing British Horseracing Authority v X (2015) – Acted for jockey charged with illegal betting

Tax Appeals Gideon has been instructed by HMRC to appear in the first tier tax tribunal. Since taking silk, Gideon has not accepted instructions from public bodies and takes appellant work.

Trading Standards Gideon has appeared in a large number of trading standards cases, particularly as they relate to the construction industry practice.

Professional Memberships Criminal Bar Association Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association Chatham House

Awards, Qualifications & Other Cambridge University, Fitzwilliam College – MA (Hons) Cantab. 1912 Academic Scholar Academic Prize (for top mark in year) – 1993 Inns of Court School of Law – BVC 1995 – 1996 Harmsworth Scholarship, 1995 and Diplock Major Scholarship, 1995

Direct Access Gideon Cammerman QC is approved to accept instructions direct from international and UK clients on a direct access basis, without the need for a solicitor intermediary in appropriate cases.

Career

Called 1996; Middle Temple; South Eastern Circuit.

Memberships

CBA.

Education

Leeds Grammar School; Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (1994 MA Hons, College Prize for academic excellence).; College of Law (CPE); Inns of Court School of Law (1995 BVC Harmsworth Scholarship and Diplock Major Scholarship).

Leisure

Rugby.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Gideon Cammerman KC – 187 Fleet Street Chambers ‘An understated but highly-effective advocate who has excellent client care skills.’

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Gideon Cammerman KC187 Fleet Street ChambersGideon is extremely hardworking, client-focused and commercially-minded. He concentrates on both the detail and the bigger picture.