7th Floor, 85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE
Anil is a Partner of the Commercial Litigation department, with extensive experience dealing with individuals and organisations in relation to corporate fraud, white collar crime and regulatory matters. Anil is a fluent Gujarati speaker and understands Hindi.
He has been listed in Super Lawyers from 2013 – 2015, is listed as a specialist in Chambers and Partners 2017 and has been ranked in the Legal 500 for most of his career.
‘Anil Rajani is results driven and always has the correct strategy in mind.’ Legal 500 2020
‘A most effective and bright lawyer who thinks strategically with the end result always in mind… [He has] decades of experience in this field and a stellar reputation’ Legal 500 2019
‘A very experienced criminal litigator who inspires real confidence and is a strategic master.’ Legal 500 2017
A thoroughly experienced and skilled lawyer who is increasingly in demand in complex fraud and confiscation proceedings. He receives instructions in high money fraud cases with international elements and is particularly praised for his exceptional client-handling skills. Legal 500 2014
Anil represents individuals and corporate bodies facing regulatory and investigatory action from the FCA, HSE, Department of BIS, RICS, ACCA, and GMC and others. He is a specialist in confiscation and restraint proceedings and representing individuals and third party interests under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (PoCA).
Anil advises corporate clients in relation to internal investigations and proceedings instituted by regulatory or prosecuting bodies including the SFO, CPS and HMRC. He also advises professionals, including solicitors, on prosecutions. He has experience in dealing with matters from magistrates’ courts through to the Supreme Court.
Anil has commented on and written articles about white collar crime and the impact on professionals and corporates and has been interviewed by the media on a number of occasions.
- Advising an investment company in relation to an internal investigation and liaising with relevant regulatory bodies including the FCA and City of London Police
- Representing a corporate client investigated by HMRC for the alleged fraudulent evasion of VAT
- Advising an Indian company in relation to a proposed joint venture arrangement and the impact of the Bribery Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (US)
- Successfully representing a Middle Eastern run family business facing proceedings under the Companies Act 2006 which arose after it was defrauded in a business transaction
- Representing a chartered surveyor in relation to his involvement in one of the largest cases of mortgage fraud. The matter was prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office and there were satellite proceedings in relation to the matter before the High Court and the Court of Appeal
- Serious fraud offences including: conspiracy to defraud (£26m); Operation Joust (conspiracy to defraud Microsoft – £60m), CW Cheyney Ltd (pension fund fraud, referred by OPRA – £4m), telecoms fraud (international conspiracy to defraud telecoms providers – £3m)
- Advising a solicitor on a potential prosecution relating to client account monies
Anil also acts for corporate entities and individuals in relation to commercial disputes, including contractual and Companies Act matters, civil fraud claims, injunctive and general dispute resolution matters.
- Successfully opposing an anti-suit injunction on behalf of a Saudi Arabian corporation
- Defending the former directors of a football club in a dispute involving allegations of breaches of directors duties and various insolvency provisions
- Successfully opposing a worldwide freezing order
- Advising distribution network operators in the energy sector in relation to European regulations
- Negotiating and drafting high value settlement agreement
- Bringing and defending breach of contract and debt recovery claims
- Advising on a number of director disputes
- Advising a number of care home providers in respect of an investigation by the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) in relation to unfair contract terms
- Advising clients in relation to partnership disputes in the commercial court
- Advising and representing investment banker in relation breach of contract proceedings
Anil is the former treasurer of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association.
Anil sits as an Adjudicator for the Complex Crime Unit of the LSC.
Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association
Fraud Lawyers Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
- Business interruption insurance during the coronavirus pandemic – High Court test case
20 May 2020 | Corporate | Litigation and dispute resolution
- HSE guidance on how organisations should report coronavirus incidents
9 April 2020 | Health and safety
- Viagogo agrees to ‘overhaul’ its site following legal proceedings brought by the Competition and Markets Authority
28 November 2018 | Corporate | Litigation and dispute resolution
- Unexplained Wealth Orders – A presumption of guilt?
11 October 2018 | Corporate | Litigation and dispute resolution | Tax and private client
- ‘Persons unknown’ freezing orders – Extending the ‘procedural armoury’ of English courts
8 October 2018 | Corporate | Litigation and dispute resolution
- Tesco Personal Finance Plc fined £16.4m by FCA for handling of high profile cyber-attack
5 October 2018 | Corporate | Litigation and dispute resolution
- Criminal liability in the corporate boardroom – Tidal wave or trickle?
21 September 2018 | Corporate | Litigation and dispute resolution
- Court confirms discretion in health and safety sentencing guidelines
22 March 2018 | Care homes | Health and safety
- Unexplained wealth orders – Effective weapon or window dressing?
13 February 2018 | Corporate | Litigation and dispute resolution | Property
- Increasing prosecution of directors for health and safety offences
22 January 2018 | Corporate | Health and safety
- FCA failing to clamp down on insider trading
19 January 2018 | Corporate | Litigation and dispute resolution
- Corporate crime update – What your business needs to know
30 October 2017 | Corporate | Litigation and dispute resolution
- Rolls-Royce agrees to settle bribery and corruption claims in largest ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement
18 January 2017 | Corporate | Litigation and dispute resolution
- Case study: Allegations of VAT fraud by the HMRC
12 August 2016 | Litigation and dispute resolution
- Was Tom Hayes’ conviction a watershed moment for the Serious Fraud Office?
10 November 2015 | Litigation and dispute resolution
- The pitfalls of internal corporate investigations
30 May 2015 | Corporate restructuring and recovery | Litigation and dispute resolution
- The devastating consequences of variations in health and safety issues
27 April 2015 | Health and safety | Litigation and dispute resolution
- Serious Fraud Office – a new dawn?
7 January 2015 | Litigation and dispute resolution
- Manage, don’t eliminate, risk
18 November 2014 | Health and safety | Litigation and dispute resolution
- DIY justice: are private prosecutions the future?
23 October 2014 | Litigation and dispute resolution
- SFO faces fresh attempt at NCA merger
10 October 2014 | Litigation and dispute resolution
- How to prepare for a dawn raid
26 August 2014 | Litigation and dispute resolution