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.

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 have commented that Satnam “is exceptional; he is hugely intelligent and able to use his vast experience as a former prosecutor to excellent effect” (The Legal 500, 2020) and that he is “a tough negotiator and an amazingly good tactician” (Chambers & Partners, 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.”


Thought Leadership


  • 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 Chambers & Partners, 2018 as a practitioner who “knows the law inside out and he knows the way the SFO works inside out. He is particularly excellent on corporate investigations.” 

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