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Arvinder 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).

As a barrister, she had conduct of many of the UK’s high profile extradition, counter-terrorism, transnational and war crimes cases. She is also engaged by a range of international organisations (including the Council of Europe, the IMF and UN agencies) as an acknowledged expert in her fields of practice.

Arvinder is also an experienced facilitator and trainer, and is regularly instructed to design & deliver training, capacity building and technical assistance seminars and workshop on behalf of international organisations, law firms and corporates on anti-corruption, AML/CFT, counter-terrorism, dawn raids, and corporate governance.

Along with other members of Amicus, she also develops and delivers immersive crisis prevention and management exercises and anonymised debriefing for businesses (of all sizes) to enhance critical incident/crisis preparedness and response. Arvinder has a particular interest in devising procedure stress-testing that encourages clients to take a holistic approach to critical incidents that encompasses risk identification/management, decision-making, communication and reputation safeguarding.

Her publications include co-authorship of the ‘Extradition Law Handbook’ (Oxford) and ‘Counter Terrorism Law & Practice: An International Handbook’ (Oxford), contributing authorship of ‘The Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance Handbook’ (Oxford), and numerous papers and papers in her specialist fields.

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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United Kingdom


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