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ABV Solicitors

Financial Crime

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What the team is known for

Boutique firm with a strong reputation across general and financial crime. Experienced advisers on charges of tax fraud, credit fraud and money laundering. Further experience advising on unexplained wealth orders and match fixing. Has offices in the regions and London. Noted for handling international matters.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are really on the ball, really hard-working, seriously committed, and their organisation and efficiency is second to none."

Commentators report: "Without exception their solicitors are able, extremely hard-working and dedicated to achieving the very best outcome for their client."

Work highlights

Represented a client in investigations by the National Crime Agency into alleged money laundering of £40 million.

Notable practitioners

Akhtar Ahmad is a seasoned practitioner with deep experience in financial crime matters. He regularly defends clients facing allegations of tax fraud and money laundering.
"He is able to rapidly deconstruct and identify the real issues. He gives clients realistic and enormously helpful advice about how to achieve the best possible outcome in their cases." "He is a good lawyer who has the trust and confidence of his clients."

Amirah Ajaz advises clients on a range of financial crime matters. She is experienced in handling FCA investigations, including landbanking and investment fraud matters. She offers notable expertise in boiler room fraud investigations and also advises on unexplained wealth orders.
"She is an exceptional talent. She works incredibly hard to ensure no stone is left unturned for her clients." "She is a very able lawyer whose remarkable attention to detail and level of preparation is such that she masters every facet of the case." "A superb solicitor who delivers the highest standard of advice and no case is too complex or large for her."

Deepak Vij is highly skilled at handling complex financial crime matters, including money laundering investigations and investment fraud. He also advises on unexplained wealth orders, often with cross-border implications. 
"His commitment to his clients is exceptional." "He is very experienced, clever, well prepared and a good lateral thinker." "He is enormously talented yet down to earth and pragmatic in his approach."

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Overview

ABV Solicitors Serious Fraud and Business Crime team  has an excellent reputation for successfully represented clients facing the most serious and complex fraud cases prosecuted in the UK. 

Regarded as leaders in their field, the team have significant experience in providing Advice and Representation to clients in a wide spectrum of fraud investigations from the first approach made by a law enforcement authority through to trial, as well as dealing with Ancillary Financial Matters such as Applications to Vary or Discharge Restraint OrdersConfiscation Proceedings and other Asset Recovery Proceedings.

Extensive experience in dealing with enforcement agencies nationally and internationally with particular focus on multi-jurisdictional, complex investigations where international asset tracing is required. 

Areas of practice include: 

  • ​SFO Investigations
  • FCA Investigations
  • Bribery & Corruption
  • Tax Investigations
  • Unexplained Wealth Orders
  • Investment Fraud
  • VAT / MTIC Fraud
  • Insider Dealing
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Corporate Facilitation
  • Money Laundering
  • Regulatory 

Members

Vij, Deepak (Head of Department)

Ahmad, Akhtar

Ajaz, Amirah

Anderson, Claire

Gill, Ashwinder

Harrington, Fergus

Sharma, Rohit

Tarafdar, Taimoor

Industries

Bribery & Corruption

Confiscation

Corporate Facilitation

FCA

Insider Dealing

Investment Fraud

Regulatory Investigations

Restraint/Freezing Orders

SFO

Unexplained Wealth Orders

VAT/MTIC Fraud

White-Collar Crime

Financial Crime Department

ABV Solicitors

firm
Department location

29 Clayton Road

Hayes

Middlesex

UK

UB3 1AN

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The Regions

Financial Crime


Akhtar Ahmad
Band 2
Amirah Ajaz
Star Associates