Crispin Rapinet leads Hogan Lovells’ global investigations, white-collar and fraud practice. He has wide-ranging experience in international and cross-border issues arising out of complex fraud, bribery and corruption, insolvency and asset recovery situations. Now based in London, he worked in the firm’s Hong Kong office for five years and subsequently managed the firm’s offices in Asia and the Middle East for eight years.

Over the years, Crispin has acted on some of the leading cases in his field, including Arrows Limited, in which the House of Lords first sought to define the powers of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and the huge multi-jurisdictional investigation and litigation arising from the collapse of BCCI bank. He also acted for the UK pension interests in the unique cross-border trial that took place simultaneously in Delaware and Toronto to determine the distribution of the billions of dollars held by the bankruptcy trustees of the US, Canadian and European estates of Nortel.

He brings a wealth of experience advising on the UK Bribery Act and guiding management boards through the minefield of compliance with ‘adequate procedures’ around the globe. Crispin has also acted as pro bono partner and is co-chair of Hogan Lovells’ Citizenship Panel.

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