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Jasvinder Nakhwal

Jasvinder Nakhwal

Partner

Specialising in all aspects of business crime with extensive experience in cartel defence work, she is well versed in complex extradition proceedings and is particularly renowned for her successful handling of Interpol red notices. 

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Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • British Bankers’ Association
  • Competition Law Association
  • Extradition Lawyers’ Association
  • International Association of Young Lawyers
  • International Bar Association
  • John Adams Society

Jasvinder has in-depth experience in advising corporate and individual clients in fraud-related matters, with a firmly established expertise in respect of extradition, mutual legal assistance, and corruption matters. Many of her cases have a strong international element. Jasvinder has acted for clients who simultaneously face investigation by the European Commission, US Department of Justice, Canadian Competition Commission and Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. She also advises corporate and individual clients as immunity applicants. Chambers UK notes her ‘extensive experience in cartel defence work’ and her ‘thriving extradition practice’.

Jasvinder has over 10 years’ experience acting for many high-profile Russian nationals in numerous complex extradition cases involving requests from the government of the Russian Federation. She has succeeded in preventing extradition in all those cases on a number of grounds, including political motivation, abuse of process and human rights. Jasvinder continues to advise individuals from a variety of regions in the world, who face potential extradition requests from other territories, including under the European Arrest Warrant scheme. She also specialises in advice on seeking the removal of Interpol Red Notices, with significant success. In 2013, Jasvinder participated in the US Exchange Visitor Program in relation to the US judicial system. She was invited by the US government in light of her expertise in white-collar crime and extradition, as one of a small group of specially selected individuals, representing a cross-section of key people in UK criminal law enforcement.

Jasvinder also advises in respect of cash seizure and forfeiture cases brought under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and has acted in cases involving allegations of corruption, money laundering, tax and duty evasion in professional disciplinary matters and in inquests and independent inquiries. She is instructed in two major UK case seizure matters, in both cases by a corporate entity. She continues to advise a significant UK bank in connection with the SFO’s investigation into the alleged manipulation of LIBOR.

Jasvinder speaks and writes frequently on her areas of expertise and has been described by Legal 500 as “exceptionally bright and leading on extradition”. A client comments that Jasvinder “gives great comfort to the client” and adds: “Her legal opinions are of great quality”, sources describe Jasvinder as “bright, proactive and easy to work with”, Chambers and Partners 2018.