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Luke Tolaini


Clifford Chance, London
Practice area Regulatory enforcement & white collar, Litigation & dispute resolution, Antitrust competition, EU & trade
Sector Oil & gas, Energy & resources, Banks
Tel +442070064666

Luke Tolaini


Luke Tolaini has a  broad experience of litigation, regulatory and investigative matters.

Luke has particular focus on investigations and proceedings involving financial crime, antitrust and regulatory infringements. He will frequently act for companies in the management of corporate crisis and on multijurisdictional risk management and policies and procedures around corporate criminal and regulatory issues.

Relevant experience

  • Advising a FTSE 100 company on parallel criminal fraud and regulatory investigations by the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Services Authority
  • Defending Siemens in cartel proceedings brought by the UK's National Grid
  • Defending a leading investment bank in criminal proceedings arising from the collapse of Parmalat
  • Advising the creditors on multijurisdictional settlements and litigations for significant banking creditors and asset holders of Lehmans and MF Global.

Career and qualifications

  • Exeter University (History and Politics) 1993
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1998
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2001
  • Partner since 2008

Awards and citations

  • "Luke Tolaini continues to impresses market observers, with sources commenting that "he has excellent client-handling skills and is particularly good at seeing the bigger picture."
    Chambers UK
  • "Luke Tolaini is held in high regard for his expertise in competition litigation and cross-border fraud investigations."
    Chambers UK
  • "Luke Tolaini is ‘a very good strategic thinker’ who is ‘excellent at managing client relations"
    Legal 500

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