Robin Lööf

Robin Lööf

Call 2009

"Robin Lööf is extremely hard-working and clever."


The Legal 500

For enquiries please contact

Mark O’Neill
Team Leader
+44 (0)20 7842 3777
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Fraser Linning

Fraser Linning
Team Leader's Assistant
+44 (0)20 7842 3708
Click here to email

Expertise

Notable Commercial Crime Cases


Advising former Caribbean head of government in relation to corruption allegations arising out of his time in office.


Advising a foreign company and directors in relation to allegations of crimes against humanity (led by Tim Dutton QC and Richard Lissack QC).


Advising a tax advisory in relation to a money laundering investigation by HMRC.


Advising a Bermudian physician in a challenge to his arrest and the search of his home which led to their quashing by the Bermuda Supreme Court (Sannapareddy v The Commissioner of the Bermuda Police Service [2017] SC (Bda) 51 Civ (23 June 2017)), a decision upheld by the Bermuda Court of Appeal (The Commissioner of Police v Sannapareddy [2020] Bda LR 21 (20 March 2020)).


Advising on several successful requests to delete INTERPOL Red Notices.


Advising Société Générale in securing a deferred prosecution agreement and first coordinated resolution between the DOJ and France’s Parquet National Financier regarding claims of potential corruption of foreign officials in Libya.


Advising a former Prime Minister of an Asian country in relation to several investigations arising out of his time in office.


Advising multiple directors of a central European financial services company in criminal, regulatory and civil proceedings in London, Jersey and elsewhere.


Advising individuals in a challenge to a Crown Court Order freezing their assets at the request of a Middle Eastern government in the context of a multi-jurisdictional criminal investigation (including appeal to the Court of Appeal: A & A v Director of Public Prosecutions [2016] EWCA Crim 96).


Advising a hedge fund in allegations of market abuse and criminal investigations in three countries.


Advising a Monegasque bank targeted by a production order relating to several of its clients in the context of a multinational bribery and money laundering investigation.


Managing an investigation into suspected VAT-related misconduct by the West African subsidiary of a UK Plc.


Advising several listed UK, European, and US companies in investigations into suspected misconduct in subsidiaries.

Notable Commercial Disputes Cases


Advising an investment company in a claim for breach of contract involving alleged violations of a non-disparagement clause in a financing agreement (led by Richard Lissack QC).


Advising law firms in relation to acting on behalf of sanctioned entities.


Advising several parties to litigation on the application of English privilege rules to their disputes.

Notable Financial Services Cases


Advising insurance companies on the winding down of transactions with sanctioned entities under an OFSI general licence.


Advising an insurance company on responding to FCA enquiries on unfair contract terms.


Advising a plc on a complaint to the FCA on violations of regulations around margin trading (led by Richard Lissack QC).


Advising financial institutions on whether customer entities are “owned and controlled” by persons designated under UK and EU asset-freezing legislation.


Advising a large Middle Eastern bank on the jurisdictional competence of an offshore financial regulator (led by Bankim Thanki QC).


Advising a crypto wallet provider on the structuring of its general terms and conditions (including their articulation with French law), as well as the terms and conditions of a crypto credit product offer.


Advising the London branch of a foreign bank on its obligations in relation to deposits by the Afghanistan central bank following the Taliban takeover, including considerations of financial sanctions, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing laws.


Advising a crypto-exchange on the FCA’s refusal to authorise.


Advising two financial services providers on their AML and sanctions policies.


Advising employees of a leading investment bank in US and UK investigations into alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange market.

Notable Technology Cases


Advising a crypto wallet provider on the structuring of its general terms and conditions (including their articulation with French law), as well as the terms and conditions of a crypto credit product offer.


Advising a fintech in relation to the UK regulatory status of the cryptocurrency it created.

"Excellent."


The Legal 500

  • BVC, College of Law, London (2009)
  • PhD, European University Institute (2008)
  • Maîtrise en droit, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2004)
  • MA, University of Cambridge (2004)

  • Called to the Paris Bar

  • Member of the European Criminal Bar Association (and its EPPO Working Group)

  • Internal investigations nel Regno Unito” in Investigazioni interni – Poteri ¦ Diritti ¦ Limiti ¦ Responsabilità, Enrico Di Fiorino and Giuseppe Fornari (eds.), Pacini Giuridica (2022), at pp. 173-192.DPAs – Judicial oversight restated, (2021) 7 Arch. Rev. 4. (See news piece here)
  • The EPPO and the Corporate Suspect – Jurisdictional Agnosticism and Legal Uncertainties, eucrim 4/2020, 310
  • Corporate Agency and White Collar Crime—An Experience-led Case for Causation-based Corporate Liability for Criminal Harms, [2020] Crim. L. R. 275
  • Obtaining, Adducing and Contesting Evidence from Abroad—a Defence Perspective on Cross-border Evidence, [2011] Crim. L. R. 40
  • EU Criminal Law and Justice, Edward Elgar (2008), with Maria Fletcher and Bill Gilmore
  • Temporal Aspects of the Duty of Consistent Interpretation in the First and Third Pillars, 32(2007) ELJ 888
  • 54 CISA and the Principles of ne bis in idem, (2007) EJCCLCJ 309
  • Shooting from the Hip: Proposed Minimum Rights in Criminal Proceedings throughout the EU, 12:3 (2006) ELJ 421

  • French (fluent)
  • German (working knowledge)
  • Italian (professional)
  • Spanish (working knowledge)
  • Swedish (fluent)

For enquiries please contact

Mark O’Neill
Team Leader
+44 (0)20 7842 3777
Click here to email

Fraser Linning

Fraser Linning
Team Leader's Assistant
+44 (0)20 7842 3708
Click here to email

"Excellent."


The Legal 500

  • BVC, College of Law, London (2009)
  • PhD, European University Institute (2008)
  • Maîtrise en droit, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2004)
  • MA, University of Cambridge (2004)

  • Called to the Paris Bar

  • Member of the European Criminal Bar Association (and its EPPO Working Group)

  • Internal investigations nel Regno Unito” in Investigazioni interni – Poteri ¦ Diritti ¦ Limiti ¦ Responsabilità, Enrico Di Fiorino and Giuseppe Fornari (eds.), Pacini Giuridica (2022), at pp. 173-192.DPAs – Judicial oversight restated, (2021) 7 Arch. Rev. 4. (See news piece here)
  • The EPPO and the Corporate Suspect – Jurisdictional Agnosticism and Legal Uncertainties, eucrim 4/2020, 310
  • Corporate Agency and White Collar Crime—An Experience-led Case for Causation-based Corporate Liability for Criminal Harms, [2020] Crim. L. R. 275
  • Obtaining, Adducing and Contesting Evidence from Abroad—a Defence Perspective on Cross-border Evidence, [2011] Crim. L. R. 40
  • EU Criminal Law and Justice, Edward Elgar (2008), with Maria Fletcher and Bill Gilmore
  • Temporal Aspects of the Duty of Consistent Interpretation in the First and Third Pillars, 32(2007) ELJ 888
  • 54 CISA and the Principles of ne bis in idem, (2007) EJCCLCJ 309
  • Shooting from the Hip: Proposed Minimum Rights in Criminal Proceedings throughout the EU, 12:3 (2006) ELJ 421

  • French (fluent)
  • German (working knowledge)
  • Italian (professional)
  • Spanish (working knowledge)
  • Swedish (fluent)

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