Satnam Tumani is a partner in Kirkland’s Government, Regulatory & Internal Investigations Group based in London. Satnam focuses his practice on a range of public company internal and external investigations (including those conducted by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK National Crime Agency (NCA), HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)), individual defence for senior executives and corporate white collar crime compliance matters. Satnam also represents companies in front of UK public inquiries.
Prior to joining Kirkland in 2012, Satnam spent more than 17 years at the SFO, including as Head of Bribery & Corruption, and International Assistance. Among other strategic and policy roles, Satnam was a senior member of the SFO team dealing with the joint prosecution guidance for the UK Bribery Act and a member of the SFO Deferred Prosecutions Working Group. Satnam was also the senior SFO specialist on extradition matters.
Satnam has been repeatedly recognised by Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal in respect of white collar and investigations matters. Clients commented that Satnam is “incredibly diligent and has a practical approach to issues” and is “very strategic, responsive, pragmatic and easy to work with” (The Legal 500 UK, 2021), and that he is “a tough negotiator and an amazingly good tactician” (Chambers & Partners UK, 2020). The team in London is recognised as “a leader amongst others and particularly suitable for the larger, thornier cases involving the Serious Fraud Office.”
- Contributor to “Fraud - Criminal Law & Procedure,” published by Oxford University Press
- Contributor to “Millington & Sutherland Williams on The Proceeds of Crime,” 5th Edition published by Oxford University Press
Recognised by The Legal 500 UK, 2021 as a leading individual who is “incredibly diligent and has a practical approach to issues” and is “very strategic, responsive, pragmatic and easy to work with”.
Chambers & Partners UK, 2021 notes, “Satnam Tumani draws wide acclaim for his expertise in complex financial crime matters. An interviewee comments: "He's a tough negotiator and an amazingly good tactician.“”
Recognised in multiple years by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners with clients noting that he is “a tough negotiator and an amazingly good tactician.” (Chambers & Partners, 2020) who “knows the law inside out and he knows the way the SFO works inside out. He is particularly excellent on corporate investigations” (Chambers & Partners, 2018).
Recognised by The Legal 500, 2020 as a leading individual who “has a huge wealth of experience and knowledge of serious corporate fraud and corruption in national and multi-jurisdictional cases, and an intimate knowledge of the workings of the main prosecuting and investigating authorities.”
Recognised in multiple years by Who's Who Legal ‘Investigations: Lawyers’
Recognised in multiple years by Who's Who Legal ‘Business Crime Defence: Corporates’
Memberships & Affiliations
Member of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Taskforce
Member of the City of London Law Society’s Corporate Crime & Corruption Committee
Member of the PLC Editorial Board for Corporate Crime
Member of the Fraud Advisory Panel
Member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association
Admissions & Qualifications
- 2000, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales
- Brunel University LondonLaw 2:1
- The University of Law, ChesterLaw Society Finals Course