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Acting for a lead suspect in the global 1MBD case

Peters & Peters are lead counsel for a senior Abu Dhabi official in the global investigations concerning allegations of corruption stemming from high-level government figures in Malaysia and Abu Dhabi. It is alleged that our client conspired with individuals in Malaysia to defraud the Malaysian public in a series of billion dollar bond issues.

Investigations taking place around the world are focused on identifying the scope of the financial structures and tracing the proceeds of crime and are led by the US Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ’s kleptocracy unit is seeking to seize over USD1 billion in assets and this is the largest ever civil forfeiture case in the US.

We manage the international investigations on behalf of the client, advising on asset seizures, civil forfeiture, mutual legal assistance requests, insider dealing, money laundering, extradition, amongst many other considerations.  We manage a team of lawyers in each relevant jurisdiction

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Charlotte Tregunna

Senior Associate

+44 (0)20 7822 7729

Charlotte has extensive experience in all practice areas within the business crime department, including criminal fraud; bribery, corruption and money laundering offences; private prosecutions; compliance and sanctions work; extradition and INTERPOL matters; and contentious financial services litigation.

Michael O’Kane

Senior Partner

+44 (0)20 7822 7755

The go-to lawyer for clients accused of white-collar crime and recognised as one of the world's top investigative lawyers, Michael heads the business crime team and is author of the textbook, The Law of Criminal Cartels.