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Priyanka Kapoor
Partner
07901257924
Languages:
English, Hindi, Punjabi
Priyanka is a specialist in white-collar crime. She advises international corporations and individuals on matters related to anti-corruption, fraud, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions. She is recognised for her expertise in leading cross-border investigations.

She has diverse international experience and deals with enforcement agencies, sovereign regulators and financial intelligence units from a wide geography, including the US, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. An expert in international banking regulations and international law, she advises regulators on policy formulation. Priyanka’s work covers a wide range of industry sectors, including financial services, technology and natural resources.

Priyanka designs and implements compliance and training programs addressing global regulatory regimes. She advises multi-national corporations on regulatory risk management, conducts corporate due diligence, and manages large scale internal investigations on behalf of clients. Highly skilled in handing multijurisdictional investigations, she has acted for high profile senior management of large corporations, state-owned entities and state officials. She has worked on some of the most complex and high-profile regulatory investigations in Asia.

Her cross disciplinary experience compliments her work for financial institutions and banks. She advises banks on various aspects of cross-border disputes, multi-jurisdictional asset recovery of non-performing loans and enforcement of judgments.

Notable experience
  • Acting for Punjab National Bank (International) Limited in a number of multi-jurisdictional enforcement and asset recovery matters.
  • Advised a state-owned entity on bribery and money-laundering offences under the UKBA and POCA with regards to an acquisition by an AIM listed entity and grant of exploration license.
  • Advised a UK bank in relation to applicable sanction regime with regards to a transaction involving payments to be released to a Russian entity; successful in releasing the funds to the client.
  • Advised a global FMCG company on designing and implementation of compliance program across ASEAN states focussing on risk exposure and compliance under the UK Bribery Act and FCPA.
  • Acted for a number of financial institutions in money laundering investigations involving multiple regulators from various jurisdictions.
  • Advising a number of SMEs in understanding their compliance obligation under the local and international regulatory regimes and liaising with the regulators in filing of reports.
  • Advised a global alcohol beverages company on multiple internal investigations concerning allegations of payment of bribes and vendor kickbacks.
  • Advised senior management of a financial institution on strategy to manage reputation following a regulatory action.
  • Training of senior management and officers of Fortune 500 companies and SMEs across industry sectors on anti-corruption and anti-money laundering compliance program focussing on risk assessment and responding to compliance risks.
Background
Priyanka is dual qualified. Admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, she is also an Indian advocate. She holds a masters in law (Global Business Laws) from NYU School of Law. Priyanka is an engineer (computer science) by qualification and holds an MBA in marketing and finance. She draws on a diverse career, working across banking sector, regulatory and international organisations. Prior to London, Priyanka has lived and worked in the US, Singapore and India. She has held leadership positions in global financial institutions. She was a member of the financial integrity group at the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. She regularly speaks in international conferences on a diverse set of issues including cross-border investigations, anti-corruption, economic sanctions and asset recovery. She is an officer of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Bar Association. Priyanka is a member of the UK-India Women's Leadership Network.
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