Andrew Mitchell QC > 33 Chancery Lane > London, England > Lawyer Profile

33 Chancery Lane
33 Chancery Lane
LONDON
WC2A 1EN
England
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Position

Specialises in advising and representing clients international and domestically in civil and criminal asset forfeiture, confiscation and restraint, financial crime, commercial wrongdoing corruption and receivership. Advises and represents multinationals, professionals, prosecuting authorities, defendants, court appointed officers and third parties in all aspects of the restraint, management and confiscation of property and on the practice and procedure in relation to money laundering regulations and legislation, compliance, fraud, corruption and civil commercial wrongdoing. Current and recent cases include the prosecution of politicians and attorneys relating to multi-millions of bribery and corruption in property developments in the Turks and Caicos; acting for Nigerian Government in the Commerical Court to recoup funds stolen by a former oil minister; acting in civil recovery proceedings relating to corrupt payments to an ambassador from an energy company; advising the SFO in the Glaxo investigation; advising the US DoJ in relation to US/Caribbean cross-jurisdictional issues; and advising and representing several defendants in ongoing POCA proceedings as well as advising a Caribbean Country on a new proceeds of crime bill and its implementation.

Career

Called to Bar 1976, Queen’s Counsel 1998. Recorder [Crime & Civil] 1998. Speaker/lecturer/consultant to UN, Commonwealth Secretariat, ESAAMLG, APG and IMF. Recently chaired committee, drafting model provisions (on behalf of international organisations). Conducts training and capacity building workshops for prosecutors and judiciary in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Memberships

 

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Mitchell QC33 Chancery LaneA very user-friendly silk.

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Andrew Mitchell QC33 Chancery LaneA very accessible silk.

London Bar > Proceeds of Crime Act and asset forfeiture

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew Mitchell QC33 Chancery LaneA leading authority on POCA matters.