Andrew Wheeler QC

Head of Financial Crime, London, England, United Kingdom


Andrew Wheeler QC is head of the Financial Crime (Fraud, Financial Services and Regulatory) Team at 7BR Chambers, London, and is ranked in financial crime/fraud by the Legal 500 and by Chambers & Partners


Andrew has extensive experience in relation to the defence and prosecution of serious fraud, associated money laundering and proceeds of crime restraint/confiscation, and compliance/regulatory matters – and has a detailed knowledge of evidence gathering from, and asset tracing through, multiple jurisdictions. Andrew is regularly instructed by leading defence firms, by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Insolvency Service, Financial Conduct Authority  (FCA) and CPS Complex Casework/Specialist Fraud Division.


His experience extends in particular to Bribery & Corruption, Company Investigations, Insolvency and Tax fraud, and to issues of Insider Dealing. He regularly advises the UK and offshore & International sectors in respect of financial crime, anti-money laundering and associated regulatory & compliance issues.


Andrew has conducted seminars in respect of Money Laundering/AML – in the UK, including specifically for the UK Serious Fraud Office & UK Insolvency Service – and also for a number of offshore and international jurisdictions, including the Caribbean, Hong Kong, Cyprus, the Channel Islands & the Isle of Man. He has also conducted seminars in a number of jurisdictions in respect of key aspects of digital fraud investigations, cyber crime and cryptocurrency, and internal/corporate investigations.

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