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Arvinder Sambei is one of the directors. She is a former practising barrister, Senior Crown Prosecutor with the Crown Prosecution Service of England & Wales, and Legal Adviser at the Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ), Ministry of Defence. Between 2005 and 2008, she was Head of the Criminal Law Section at the Commonwealth Secretariat. Arvinder specialised in extradition law and international co-operation, international human rights, international humanitarian law, anti-corruption and counter-terrorism. In that role, she had conduct of many of the UK’s high profile extradition, counter-terrorism, transnational and war crimes cases.

Arvinder is also an experienced facilitator and trainer, and has been engaged in designing & delivering workshops for a number of years. She facilitates and leads training workshops on behalf of international organisations, law firms and the private sector on anti-corruption, AML/CFT, counter-terrorism, dawn raids, and corporate governance.

Arvinder, along with Martin Polaine, designs, develops and delivers crisis prevention and management exercises and anonymised debriefing for businesses (of all sizes) to enhance critical incident/crisis preparedness and response. Their work provides an holistic approach, encompassing communication, decision-making, reputation safeguarding, risk and communication.

  • An experienced facilitator & trainer - Solve: Interactive & Solve: Immersive
  • Consultant to the Global Center on Cooperative Security (UK) and its US affiliate, Global Center on Cooperative Security (GCCS).
  • Consultant to the London Centre on International Law Practice (LCILP), and its UAE branch on the Rule of Law & Criminal Justice programme.
  • Draftsperson for national legislation and international instruments.
  • Evaluator and ‘expert’ for UNODC: she was the UK lawyer for the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) evaluation in Indonesia, and country evaluations for Kenya, Seychelles and Tanzania on behalf of UNODC in relation to the prosecution of piracy offences. More recently, she was an independent evaluator for the UNODC Nigeria CT project.
  • Co-author of practitioner manuals on mutual legal assistance, extradition, anti-corruption and counter terrorism/organised & transnational crime.
  • Author (with John Jones) of the ‘Extradition Law Handbook’ (Oxford University Press, 2005) and, with two others, of ‘Counter-Terrorism Law & Practice: An International Handbook’ (Oxford University Press, 2009), and was also a contributing author to ‘Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance Handbook’ (Oxford University Press, 2010).

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