Iskander Fernandez

Experience

  • I am a specialist white collar crime and investigations lawyer, with over 15 years’ experience of advising corporates and/or high-net worth individuals in a variety of white collar crime proceedings involving allegations of bribery, corruption, fraud and/or money laundering where external investigations/proceedings are initiated by the SFO, CPS or HMRC.
  • I regularly provide training to senior management on ABC compliance, and where necessary, drafting or amending existing policies and procedures.

Recent highlights include:

  • Advising and representing Skansen Interiors Limited in the UK’s first, and currently only, contested prosecution under section 7 of the Bribery Act 2010, where the ‘adequate procedures’ defence was raised for the first time (R. v. Skansen Interiors Limited (unreported))
  • Advising two directors in the SFO’s ongoing investigation into a well-known grocer
  • Advising and representing senior Gambian diplomats charged with the evasion of VAT by the CPS
  • Undertaking a large-scale internal investigation on behalf of pharma client operating in a number of jurisdictions regarding allegations of bribery and fraud raised by NHS Protect
  • Drafting new ABC policies and procedures for a fit-out client in the construction sector, and providing training to the company to ensure compliance with those policies
     

Membership/appointments

  • Fraud Lawyers’ Association
  • Private Prosecutors’ Association
  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association
     

Contact Details


+44 20 7865 3431
iskander.fernandez@blmlaw.com
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