Vivienne Tanchel

Vivienne Tanchel

"She's quite fierce in tribunal but brilliant with members. She's a very bright barrister and gets to the nub and heart of issues." "She is able to skilfully manage difficult clients and witnesses while balancing the right level of firmness and empathy. She is very responsive and well prepared." and "She's utterly brilliant."

Chambers UK 2022
Year of call: 2005
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Business Crime & Financial Services

Vivienne is regularly instructed, by some of the leading defence solicitors, to advise and represent bankers, directors & officers of companies, hedge fund managers and other City professionals facing criminal and regulatory allegations. She has extensive experience of cases involving allegations of insider dealing, market abuse, breaches of the Statements of Principles, boiler room fraud, money laundering, VAT fraud, mortgage fraud and directors’ disqualification proceedings. Vivienne has particular experience in dealing with applications for injunctions and restitution brought by the FCA She also has experience of appearing before the Regulatory Decisions Committee.

Notable Cases:

R v Sultana

Instructed to represent Paul Sultana in what was alleged to be the largest ever privately prosecuted fraud. Sultana was one of a team of fraudsters who defrauded the Allseas Group (a Swiss oil and gas company) of €100m.

R v R

Vivienne was instructed as a led junior for the first defendant in the LIBOR II trial. The trial involved the alleged large scale manipulation of the LIBOR benchmark rate. Vivienne’s client was acquitted of both counts of fraud.

R v X

Vivienne is currently instructed to advise a foreign exchange trader in relation to various investigations including one by the Serious Fraud Office.

R v A Company

Vivienne represented the defendant company and the director in proceedings brought by the FCA in the High Court relating to an allegation that the Company was running an unauthorised collective investment scheme. Vivienne also represented the company and the director in the appeal to the Court of Appeal. The case is currently the leading authority on Collective Investment Schemes.

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