United Kingdom

Muthupandi Ganesan

Barrister, Partner

Contact Information

Office Information

10 Lower Thames Street
EC3R 6AF
United Kingdom

Phone Number

+203 976 2452

Details

Jurisdiction

England & Wales (2003), Grenada (2013), India (2014)

Education

Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Hons)
Master of Laws (LLM)

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Civil Law & Civil Asset Recovery, Corporate Transactions, International Tax Law, White Collar Crime & Investigations

Muthupandi is a dual qualified Barrister-at-Law with a national and international practice and reputation. Muthupandi also practices as an Advocate in India.  His areas of expertise are international commercial arbitration, commercial litigation, asset recovery and cross-border, multi jurisdiction cases involving mutual assistance between countries based on international conventions and instruments.

Muthupandi is an international lawyer, who has substantive experience in assisting and representing clients robustly with the assistance of local lawyers in a number of jurisdictions including India, Grenada, Seychelles, Libya, Kenya, Isle of Man, Spain, Estonia and Nigeria.

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
Muthupandi regularly undertakes and advises on arbitrations conducted under the SIAC, LCIA and ICC Paris especially with regards to enforcement of arbitration award in India.  Muthupandi Ganesan was recently involved in an ICC Paris Arbitration Award involving construction dispute.  Eastern European Engineering Ltd v Vijay Construction (Proprietary) Ltd [2018] EWHC 2713 (Comm) – Represented the respondent company in opposing in enforcement of the arbitration award.

Muthupandi is in the Panel of Arbitrators appointed by the Bombay High Court.

INDIAN LAW
Muthupandi practices in India and advises on all matters of Indian law. Recently, Muthupandi acted as an expert in relation to Indian immigration and family law.  Muthupandi regularly advises individuals and businesses in relation to Indian laws on commercial, corporate, taxation, family.  Muthupandi has expertise on advising on all matters pertaining to enforcement of foreign seated arbitration awards in India.

FINANCIAL CRIME
Muthupandi has huge experience of dealing with large scale, complex fraud including advance fee fraud, high yield investment fraud, invoice factoring fraud, internet / identity theft fraud and tax fraud. In 2009, Muthupandi completed a 10 months secondment at the Financial Services Authority (Wholesale Enforcement Division) in relation civil enforcement proceedings against a multinational bank for breaches of systems and control. The secondment related to an internal $50 million investment banking fraud by employees of the bank.  In addition, Muthupandi assisted in the investigation and prosecution of Significant Influence Functions holders of the bank. In the same year, Muthupandi completed a 3 month secondment as ‘disclosure counsel’ considering ‘unused’ material in an advance fee fraud case (R v Foster – Kingston Crown Court).

During 2008 / 2009, Muthupandi was instructed as ‘Independent Counsel’ on numerous occasions by the Serious Fraud Office in relation to review of legal professional privilege material from seizure of personal computers.

Muthupandi has considerable experience in dealing with white collar crime cases and associated areas such as breaches under the Companies Act including Directors Disqualification Proceedings.

Currently, Muthupandi is advising on bribery and corruption investigation involving the oil sector in Nigeria, UK and Switzerland.

EXTRADITION
Muthupandi Ganesan has acted on behalf of both governments and individuals in relation to extradition requests from range of countries under the European Arrest Warrant including Poland, Lithuania, Netherlands and France.  In addition, Muthupandi has experience of representing defendants on complex extradition requests under Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003 from Kenya, USA and Seychelles.

SPECIALIST CONFERENCE SPEAKER AND TRAINER
I have been recognised as an expert by the European Academy of Law, European Institute of Public Administration, Council of Europe and by British and US High Commissions.   I have conducted trainings in a wide range of countries such as in Barbados, Montenegro, Germany, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, India, UK, Romania, Sweden, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Romania and Uzbekistan.

MEMBERSHIPS & APPOINTMENTS

Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) (England and Wales) (2003)

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2017)

Attorney-at-Law (Grenada, Eastern Caribbean) (2013)

Advocate (Tamil Nadu, India) (2014)

Temporary Admission to Seychelles Bar Association, Republic of Seychelles (2014)

Member of the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Bar Council, Republic of India (2014)

Member of the Bar Council of England and Wales

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About

Muthupandi is a dual qualified Barrister-at-Law with a national and international practice and reputation. Muthupandi also practices as an Advocate in India.  His areas of expertise are international commercial arbitration, commercial litigation, asset recovery and cross-border, multi jurisdiction cases involving mutual assistance between countries based on international conventions and instruments.

Muthupandi is an international lawyer, who has substantive experience in assisting and representing clients robustly with the assistance of local lawyers in a number of jurisdictions including India, Grenada, Seychelles, Libya, Kenya, Isle of Man, Spain, Estonia and Nigeria.

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
Muthupandi regularly undertakes and advises on arbitrations conducted under the SIAC, LCIA and ICC Paris especially with regards to enforcement of arbitration award in India.  Muthupandi Ganesan was recently involved in an ICC Paris Arbitration Award involving construction dispute.  Eastern European Engineering Ltd v Vijay Construction (Proprietary) Ltd [2018] EWHC 2713 (Comm) – Represented the respondent company in opposing in enforcement of the arbitration award.

Muthupandi is in the Panel of Arbitrators appointed by the Bombay High Court.

INDIAN LAW
Muthupandi practices in India and advises on all matters of Indian law. Recently, Muthupandi acted as an expert in relation to Indian immigration and family law.  Muthupandi regularly advises individuals and businesses in relation to Indian laws on commercial, corporate, taxation, family.  Muthupandi has expertise on advising on all matters pertaining to enforcement of foreign seated arbitration awards in India.

FINANCIAL CRIME
Muthupandi has huge experience of dealing with large scale, complex fraud including advance fee fraud, high yield investment fraud, invoice factoring fraud, internet / identity theft fraud and tax fraud. In 2009, Muthupandi completed a 10 months secondment at the Financial Services Authority (Wholesale Enforcement Division) in relation civil enforcement proceedings against a multinational bank for breaches of systems and control. The secondment related to an internal $50 million investment banking fraud by employees of the bank.  In addition, Muthupandi assisted in the investigation and prosecution of Significant Influence Functions holders of the bank. In the same year, Muthupandi completed a 3 month secondment as ‘disclosure counsel’ considering ‘unused’ material in an advance fee fraud case (R v Foster – Kingston Crown Court).

During 2008 / 2009, Muthupandi was instructed as ‘Independent Counsel’ on numerous occasions by the Serious Fraud Office in relation to review of legal professional privilege material from seizure of personal computers.

Muthupandi has considerable experience in dealing with white collar crime cases and associated areas such as breaches under the Companies Act including Directors Disqualification Proceedings.

Currently, Muthupandi is advising on bribery and corruption investigation involving the oil sector in Nigeria, UK and Switzerland.

EXTRADITION
Muthupandi Ganesan has acted on behalf of both governments and individuals in relation to extradition requests from range of countries under the European Arrest Warrant including Poland, Lithuania, Netherlands and France.  In addition, Muthupandi has experience of representing defendants on complex extradition requests under Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003 from Kenya, USA and Seychelles.

SPECIALIST CONFERENCE SPEAKER AND TRAINER
I have been recognised as an expert by the European Academy of Law, European Institute of Public Administration, Council of Europe and by British and US High Commissions.   I have conducted trainings in a wide range of countries such as in Barbados, Montenegro, Germany, Bulgaria, Luxembourg, India, UK, Romania, Sweden, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Romania and Uzbekistan.

MEMBERSHIPS & APPOINTMENTS

Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) (England and Wales) (2003)

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2017)

Attorney-at-Law (Grenada, Eastern Caribbean) (2013)

Advocate (Tamil Nadu, India) (2014)

Temporary Admission to Seychelles Bar Association, Republic of Seychelles (2014)

Member of the Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Bar Council, Republic of India (2014)

Member of the Bar Council of England and Wales

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