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Emmeline Coerkamp
Senior Associate
0207 842 1635
Languages:
English
An adept criminal litigation lawyer, Emmeline brings extensive experience across a range of white-collar crime matters – acting in complex cases across jurisdictions.

Emmeline has defended in numerous complex criminal fraud prosecutions, and is particularly experienced acting in matters brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), as well as HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). She also has experience of confiscation proceedings.

Notable experience
  • Operation Amazon: Carbon credit scheme, brought by HMRC, with alleged intended losses of £107 million in sideways tax loss relief, including complex multi-jurisdictional company structures.
  • £2.2 million film investment scheme fraud, brought by HMRC in a series of trials.
  • Weavering: The UK’s largest hedge fund fraud of US$640 million, brought by the SFO. Complex trading strategies of interest rate swaps, with charges of fraud by abuse of position, fraudulent trading, false accounting and forgery.
  • Operation Steamroller: US$108 million boiler room fraud, the largest ever pursued by a UK authority, brought by the SFO; Confiscation order of almost £8 million under POCA 2002.
  • £1 million alleged income tax evasion case brought by HMRC.
  • Confiscation order in excess of £1 million under POCA 2002.
  • Operation Holbein: Pharmaceutical case of alleged price fixing brought by the SFO, which resulted in the quashing of the indictment against all defendant companies and executives.
  • IKEA supplier case brought by the SFO alleging £15 million corruption payments between suppliers and staff.
Background
Emmeline graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2002, completed her LPC at the College of Law in Guildford and trained at Irwin Mitchell LLP. She is the former Chair of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and Women in Criminal Law. Since 2010, Emmeline has mentored students at the University of Law studying the GDL, LPC and BVC.
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