Charlotte has a strong reputation in the Business Crime field, with expertise in domestic and international corporate crime disputes/investigations; complex fraud, corruption and money laundering matters; sanctions, extradition and INTERPOL cases; and private prosecutions.
Since joining Peters & Peters in 2010, Charlotte has represented clients in some of the most high profile and high value cases in recent times, acting for individuals and corporates in a broad range of sectors including government, royalty, entertainment, finance, construction, engineering and retail.
Charlotte is recognised as a 'Rising Star' in Legal 500 2022, with one source saying, "Charlotte Tregunna should be the first name on any list of rising stars in the white-collar crime world. She is bright and ferociously hardworking, but with real practical instincts. She is also exceptional at dealing with difficult clients".
Charlotte specialises in advising clients facing domestic and international internal, criminal and/or regulatory investigations, including those brought by the SFO, FCA, CMA, City of London Police, US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Her private prosecution experience includes assisting the team that successfully prosecuted what was then the highest value private prosecution brought by an individual (R (Mirchandani) v. Somaia) and more recently acting in the largest and most complex post-conviction disclosure exercise in UK history in the Court of Appeal proceedings, Hamilton & Others v. Post Office Limited.
Charlotte’s cases frequently have an international dimension, requiring close cooperation with jurisdictions including those in the EU, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, and the UAE. She has had success in discharging extradition requests from India, Greece, and Russia, including the case of Egorova & Others, the leading case on the UK’s approach to/treatment of women facing Russian extradition requests.
Charlotte is the President of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) Commercial Fraud Commission.
Acting for Post Office on a large number of historical convictions subject to appeal
Defending Khadem Al Qubaisi in the international investigation into alleged corruption and embezzlement of over $7 billion from 1MDB Sovereign Wealth Fund.
Advised a multinational engineering company during an SFO investigation into alleged corruption.
Represented a prominent female businesswoman subject to criminal proceedings and a Russian extradition request.
Acting for Murli Mirchandani in the private prosecution of Ketan Somaia.
- Business Crime & Investigations
- Bank Account Freezing
- Bribery & Corruption
- Criminal Fraud
- Criminal Restraint & Confiscation
- Cybercrime & Data Theft
- Criminal Cartels
- Business Ethics, Human Rights & Product/Service Risk
- Money Laundering
- Private Prosecutions
- Sanctions & Export Controls
- General Crime
- Mutual Legal Assistance
- INTERPOL Red Notices
- Internal Investigations