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Peters & Peters leads on global defence strategy for high profile Middle Eastern client linked to 1MDB Fund

We represent a high profile client in the Middle East, linked to the widely reported international investigation into the alleged misappropriation of assets from the Malaysian 1MDB sovereign wealth fund.

It has been reported that investigations are being conducted by a multitude of regulatory and law enforcement agencies in various jurisdictions, which include Switzerland, Luxembourg, the US, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and the United Kingdom. We advise on issues relating to the freezing of bank accounts, seizure of assets, money laundering, mutual legal assistance requests, and extradition concerns.

Peters & Peters acts as primary legal advisor and the coordinator on global defence strategy. In this role, we manage an international team of law firms to conduct risk analyses and determine strategies for managing responses to investigations in each jurisdiction, whilst also managing significant reputational issues for the client.

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Charlotte Tregunna

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+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.

Hannah Laming


+44 (0)20 7822 7752

Hannah is one of the world’s leading female investigative lawyers with experience and expertise in business crime, corruption, private prosecutions, internal investigations, FCA regulatory issues and economic sanctions.

Michael O’Kane

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+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.