Muthupandi Ganesan

Consultant and Barrister at Law

Muthupandi Ganesan is a Barrister-at-Law who has been admitted to the Bar in the following jurisdictions: England and Wales, Grenada (Caribbean) and as an Advocate by the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, India.

He is an international lawyer based in London with extensive experience and expertise in the field of financial / corporate crime, cyber crime, asset recovery, asset forfeiture, proceeds of crime and confiscation law (civil and criminal).

For the past 11 years, Muthupandi has prosecuted and defended in a range of criminal offences focusing on economic crime (bribery, corruption and fraud), combating money laundering, cyber crime and civil recovery.  Uniquely, his practice has been enhanced by a one year secondment at the Serious Fraud Office (criminal prosecution) and another year’s secondment at the Financial Conduct Authority (civil fraud regulatory prosecution) giving him hands-on experience of investigation, case building and prosecution in complex multi-jurisdictional cases. Muthupandi continues to represent individuals and businesses in a variety of complex and international cases involving cross-border disputes and assets recovery.

Muthupandi regularly lectures and trains international judiciary, prosecutors and defence lawyers in the field of anti-money laundering, combating corruption, bribery and asset recovery. Muthupandi has been engaged as an expert by the Academy of European Law and European Institute of Public Affairs on a number of projects funded by the European Union.

Qualifications

  • Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) (England and Wales) (2003)
  • Advocate (Tamil Nadu, India) (2014)
  • Temporary Admission to Seychelles Bar Association, Republic of Seychelles (2014)
  • Attorney-at-Law (Grenada, Eastern Caribbean) (2013)
  • LL.M (Criminal Litigation), London (2001 – 2002)
  • LL.B (Hons), University of Wales (Aberystwyth) (1998 – 2001)

Specialist Skills

Significant experience as a trial advocate and appellant advocate for the past 11 years in relation to serious, complex international cases in the UK and abroad including India and Seychelles.

Expert on criminal law, procedure, sentencing, human rights and due process especially in the field of anti-money laundering, cyber crime, bribery and corruption.

“Gap analysis”:  Muthupandi has a wide range of expertise in the review, analysis and comparison of different jurisdictions’ laws and procedure, especially in the fields of asset recovery, money laundering, bribery and corruption.

Training / Seminars / Workshops:  Muthupandi has substantial experience in providing training to international judiciary, prosecutors and defence lawyers on range of topics including criminal procedure, human rights and due process.

Countries in Which Employed

UK, India, Germany, Sweden, Luxembourg, Seychelles, Spain, Libya, Kenya, Montenegro, Romania, Russia and the Isle of Man.