Patrick Navein is a partner in Kirkland’s Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigations Group, based in London. Patrick focuses his practice on corporate and financial crime matters, including bribery and corruption, money laundering, economic sanctions and fraud. Patrick also advises on workplace compliance and non-financial misconduct investigations. 

Patrick has significant experience advising public companies and other multinational corporations with respect to complex internal, governmental and regulatory investigations (including those conducted by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC)).

More broadly, Patrick frequently counsels clients on highly sensitive legal and reputational issues. This includes advising on designing, implementing and assessing compliance programmes, as well as providing day to day counselling on a broad range of risk governance and compliance matters.

Patrick also routinely represents senior individuals and compliance professionals who are facing investigation by government agencies such as the SFO, FCA and FRC.

Patrick is recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” and a “Rising Star” in The Legal 500 UK (2022–2024), where he is described as “superb” (2023), “calm under pressure” (2024), with “outstanding attention to detail” and “always able to find a practical solution to seemingly insurmountable problems” (2024).

More generally, the London team has been recognised as “among the very best of the best”, a “very well drilled team” with “excellent depth of talent”, and as having “outstanding experience and attention to detail.” They are noted as “think[ing] of everything, in depth, many moves ahead of the opposition. If you want to win, this is the team to hire”, an “excellent hard working team with years of white collar expertise”.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2016, Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • BPP Law School, LondonLPCwith Distinction2014
  • BPP Law School, LondonGraduate Diploma in Lawwith Distinction2013
  • Newcastle UniversityEnglish LiteratureFirst Class Honours2012