Shruti Chandhok is an associate in Cadwalader’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group, resident in the London office. She specialises in advising a range of corporations, in a number of jurisdictions, with internal corporate investigations, compliance counselling, global risk assessment, and representing individuals subject to internal regulatory and criminal investigation.
Shruti has advised individuals and corporates in relation to prosecution in the U.K. by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), and in the U.S., the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). She has experience advising clients in relation to sanctions issues, complex commercial litigations and insolvency claims involving complex financial products. She also has experience advising on matters in other jurisdictions, including Angola, Kenya, Ghana, India, Russia, China, Czech Republic, Brazil and Colombia.
Shruti’s advisory work spans a broad range of industries and regularly covers bribery and corruption, compliance and sanctions matters. Recent work includes advising on sanctions compliance, including issues faced by global companies in relation to the blocking statute, defending a multinational company in relation to the U.S. Foreign Agents Registration Act, acting for the DOJ appointed monitor of a large Brazilian conglomerate, defending both financial institutions and individuals against various allegations of manipulation of commodities trading, LIBOR, FX and sovereign bond pricing.
Shruti is recognised in Legal 500 UK as a Rising Star in the Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice To Individuals) category with clients noting Shruti is “an excellent lawyer[s]. Focused, smart and experienced." Shruti is also recognised in the Regulatory Investigations and Corporate Crime (Advice To Corporates) category.
Prior to joining Cadwalader, Shruti practiced at the London offices of two international U.S. firms and spent time seconded to the Washington DC office of one of those firms. Shruti is part of the Strategic Leadership team of the UK chapter of the Compliance Women Committee.