Christopher Foulkes

Christopher Foulkes

"An unflappable junior"

Legal 500 2020
Year of call: 1994
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Business Crime & Financial Services

The great majority of his practice throughout his career has involved fraud and business crime. His criminal fraud caseload includes international corruption, large-scale investment fraud, excise duty & VAT fraud, insurance fraud and money laundering. He has been instructed by major defence firms and all relevant prosecuting authorities. Most recently he was instructed by the SFO in the long-running and successful prosecution of Innospec Ltd and its principal executives in respect of allegations of corruption in Indonesia. He is currently instructed by the SFO in its investigation of corruption allegations against Rolls Royce.

He is a specialist in confiscation and related proceedings, and has lectured on the topic both conventionally and via the Internet.

His indirect tax practice often involves allegations of fraud and he therefore has invaluable experience of business crime in the civil context.

Recent Cases:

SFO v Rolls Royce

Chris was part of a team of counsel instructed by the SFO in the largest ever UK deferred prosecution agreement, between the SFO and Rolls Royce Plc.

He continues to advise in relation to the ongoing investigation of individuals.

R v X

Defence of confiscation proceedings following conviction for European Parliamentary Expenses Fraud

R v Abazov, Gergov and 3 others

Prosecution of multi-million pound conspiracy to defraud and money laundering through large scale criminal operation making cyber attacks on banks, accessing business accounts and transferring / withdrawing funds to be realised and/or transferred abroad.

Ongoing SFO investigation into a publicly listed company

Investigation into business and accounting practices at a publicly listed company. Advising an individual in connection with that investigation.

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