Crispin Rapinet

Crispin Rapinet


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Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Hall of fame – Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime

Legal 500 UK 2020

Crispin Rapinet has wide ranging experience in international and cross-border issues arising out of complex fraud, bribery and corruption, insolvency and asset recovery situations. Now based in London, he worked in our Hong Kong office for 5 years and subsequently managed our offices in Asia and the Middle East for 8 years. 

Over the years Crispin has acted on some of the leading cases in his field, including Arrows Limited,  in which the House of Lords first sought to define the powers of the UK's Serious Fraud Office and the huge multi-jurisdictional investigation and litigation arising from the collapse of BCCI bank. He also acted for the UK pension interests in the unique cross border trial that took place simultaneously in Delaware and Toronto to determine the distribution of the billions of dollars held by the bankruptcy trustees of the U.S., Canadian and European estates of Nortel. 

He brings a wealth of experience advising on the UK Bribery Act and guiding management boards through the minefield of compliance with 'adequate procedures' around the globe. Crispin led our global Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice for many years and has also acted as the firm's pro bono partner and as co-chair of the firm's Citizenship Panel. He is also training principal for the firm's London trainees.

Education and admissions


Solicitors Finals, The College of Law, London, 1988

Law Tripos Part 1B, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, 1987

BA Hons Modern Languages, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, 1986

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