arvinder-sambei-mainArvinder Sambei is one of the directors and is also practising barrister (as a member of Brooke Chambers) of 35 years’ experience. She has formerly served as a Senior Crown Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service of England & Wales, Legal Adviser at the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ), Ministry of Defence and (between 2005 and 2008 as Head of the Criminal Law Section at the Commonwealth Secretariat.

Arvinder specialises in anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, data protection, CFT/counter-terrorism, extradition law and international co-operation and public international law (including international human rights and international humanitarian law).

james jungJames is the Director of Programmes, Asia-Pacific of The College of Law Australia where he is responsible for the academic oversight of the programs provided by the College in the Asia-Pacific region. James is also a Consultant at Hesketh Henry, a commercial law firm headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand and advises on various international and corporate clients on cross-border transactions. Prior to these roles, James worked as a lawyer at the New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority, where his role included advising on the development and implementation of new financial markets (securities) law, assessing applications for licences, advising on the use of regulatory powers and engaging with market participants, including financial advisers, brokers, licence applicants and issuers.

martin-polaineMartin Polaine is one of the directors, a practising barrister (as a member of Brooke Chambers) of approaching 35 years’ experience and an arbitrator. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a Fellow of the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (FAIADR).

He has advised states, corporates and individuals in Africa, Asia and Europe on dispute resolution, public international law and international/transnational criminal law. He has extensive experience in both civil law and common law states and his practice includes international arbitration (both commercial and state-investor), international trade and sale of goods, anti-corruption, AML/financial regulatory, international human rights law and treaty drafting. He also has a complementary background as a former senior prosecutor.

* Practising as a sole practitioner, distinct from his work with Amicus.

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