Sandip Patel QC is a barrister with an impressive domestic and international practice in civil and criminal litigation with particular emphasis on international regulatory cases. Sandip has been at the forefront of prosecutions involving ‘cybercrime and cyber security’ involving fraud, deception, money laundering and organised crime, including money laundering on the ‘Dark Web’. He was involved as the prosecuting QC in several cases, ranging from “Facebook Hacker”, ‘Anonymous’, including Prosecutions for computer hacking involving PayPal and Visa. From computer hacking of UK and US Government websites, for agencies such as the CIA, FBI in the US and National Crime Agency UK. In addition, he has acted on behalf of the National Health Service and Ministry of Defence in the UK.
Sandip is also a contributor to the leading text book namely: Electronic Evidence, 3rd Edition.
Sandip regularly represents individuals, businesses and Governments in complex disputes that have an overlap between criminal and civil law especially in the arena of fraud and tax evasion. Sandip has advised in matters in the Middle East, India, Europe and the Caribbean.
Sandip advises and represents public and private entities on contentious and non-contentious international commercial arbitration disputes conducted under the rules of various institutions (ICSID, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA) and ad hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules within civil law and common-law jurisdictions, in particular, India.
In the “Leading silks” list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016’s guide to outstanding silks nationwide said this about Sandip, “He has a pleasing and reassuring courtroom manner”, “a very good all-round advocate, who is quick on his feet in court” Legal 500 2017.