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Arnondo Chakrabarti



Chakrabarti Arnondo
Arnondo Chakrabarti



Arnondo has experience in a wide range of contentious matters including regulatory, criminal and internal investigations and disputes for financial institutions. He has a wealth of expertise in managing cross-border teams in investigations and disputes. Arnondo also advises on public law and previously practised as a barrister at Matrix Chambers.

The major UK legal directories say Arnondo is: “one of the best lawyers in the city” (UK Legal 500, 2016 Banking Litigation); “technically superb, completely unflappable and incisive” (Chambers UK, 2013 Banking Litigation & Fraud); “absolutely attuned to the tensions in highly emotive contentious matters” (Chambers UK, 2014 Contentious Financial Services); “an erudite corporate crime practitioner with extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional investigations work” (Chambers UK, 2016 Financial Crime: Corporates London); “effectively combines his background in criminal law with his contentious regulatory practice in order to provide clients with quality representation in global investigations and enforcement actions in the FS market” (Chambers UK, 2016 Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory); “his extensive experience in handling cross-border matters for a diverse array of clients means that he is well equipped to handle issues of both major monetary and reputational import” (Chambers UK, 2017 Financial Services: Contentious Regulatory); and “handles extremely large jobs with great diligence” and is “very smart and very urbane” (Chambers UK 2018, Financial Crime: Corporate).

News & insights

Publications: 12 DECEMBER 2019

What is the direction of travel of European pre-insolvency reforms?

Associates Musonda Mutati and Harini Viswanathan have authored an article for Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, highlighting the differences between the European and proposed UK reforms.

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News: 10 DECEMBER 2019

Artificial intelligence is the most significant risk to businesses globally, according to directors

When asked about global risks affecting their businesses, nearly three fifths (58%) of directors stated that technological advances (artificial intelligence and machine learning) are the most significant threat. This is according to the seventh annual Directors’ Liability report by international law firm Allen & Overy, in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), the global risk advisory and insurance broker.

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Publications: 01 APRIL 2019

Barrister wins right to see his bank’s suspicious activity reports

Lonsdale v National Westminster Bank [2018] EWHC 1843 (QB) (18 July 2018)

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Publications: 19 OCTOBER 2018

Bank ordered to disclose suspicious activity reports to customer

Lonsdale v National Westminster Bank [2018] EWHC 1843 (QB) (18 July 20181)  A bank was ordered to disclose, to a customer, suspicious activity reports (SARs) that the bank had sent to the National Crime Agency (NCA) at the time of freezing the customer’s bank accounts. The bank’s arguments concerning confidentiality, tipping-off and prejudicing an investigation were unsuccessful. The court’s observations on the interplay between the SARs regime and the law on data protection, defamation and breach of contract will be of interest to all banks. 

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1997


BSc, Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1993

CPE, The College Of Law, London, 1994