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Raj Parker

Having been at Freshfields for over 30 years, 23 as a Partner, Raj specialises in general commercial and financial services dispute resolution, global crisis management and investigations, and sports law.

Called: 1983 | Solicitor: 1988 | Solicitor Advocate: 1994

Raj Parker is an associate member of Matrix and prior to joining was a solicitor at Freshfields for over 30 years, 23 as a Partner. He specialises in general commercial and financial services dispute resolution, international regulatory investigations, and sports law.

He has handled international contentious and regulatory issues in the insurance, banking, pharmaceuticals, air traffic, leisure, diamond, energy, transport, reconstruction and insolvency, sport and media sectors.

He also specialises in international  corporate criminal investigations and white collar crime issues and is a member of the Governance, Investigations and Solutions – Matrix Integrity + team.

Raj has handled many international contentious issues arising out of the Air Traffic, Banking and Insurance, Private Equity, Leisure, Diamond, Oil and Gas, Transport, Sport and Media Sectors.

Raj’s work in the Sports sector includes :

  • the Hillsborough proceedings (1989-1995), establishing the FA Premier League (1991/2) and various disciplinary and other matters involving conduct,financial irregularities, betting and compliance issues ; he currently sits as a Panel member on the FA Judicial Panel and is Deputy Chair of the Premier League Judicial Panel.
  • the IAAF concerning governance review commissioned by Lord Coe in 2015;he currently sits on the World Athletics Judicial Panel.
  • the Qatar 2022 Bid Committeeconcerning the FIFA World Cup.
  • the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal ,since 2006, he has conducted over 100 arbitrations covering disputes between players, agents and clubs,he is currently Vice President of the BAT.
  •  UCI (Union Cycliste International) in connection with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into doping in professional cycling, arising out of the USADA 2012 proceedings against Lance Armstrong .
  •  LOCOG 2012 .
  • CAS (1996-2002)including Association Football, Show Jumping, Cycling, Gymnastics, Water Polo, Formula 1, Ten Pin Bowling, Ice Hockey and Rugby
  •  (BCCI)and the ICC as sole arbitrator in relation to sponsorship issues concerning the 2003 Cricket World Cup arbitrator and in relation to ICC decision not to hold cricket world cup in Pakistan (2009).
  •  RFU in relation to the future structure of Rugby Union;
  • for LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) relating to the sale of Queens Club ;he is currently an Independent anti-corruption Hearing Officer for the Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board.

He has experience of fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering and related issues arising in many sectors including:

  • Financial Institutions;
  • Pharmaceuticals;
  • Energy;
  • Construction;
  • Sport;
  • Reconstruction and insolvency; and
  • Media/telecoms.

He specialises in particular in global investigations with a white collar crime element and the coordination of regulatory proceedings arising in multiple jurisdictions. He has particular experience of US, European, and Asian criminal enforcements regulators and applicable laws.

He acts as a senior adviser , Expert Witness and  Monitor.

He specialises in general commercial dispute issues, with particular experience in financial services, international regulatory investigations, and sports areas.  He is also experienced in white collar crime matters.

He has been appointed as an Independent Reviewer in relation to regulatory matters and as an Expert Witness in relation to contentious commercial matters.

He is currently the Independent Reviewer into the Connaught Collective Investment Scheme which Reported in December 2020.

Grand Court Judge of the Cayman Islands for service in the Financial Services Division (part-time).

Former Recorder of the Crown Court.

Accredited CEDR (Centre for Dispute Resolution) Mediator

Arbitrator at The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

Arbitrator at the Court of Innovative Arbitration (COIA).

Panel member of ARIAS (UK)

Member of the Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board independent Hearing Officer panel

Deputy Chair of the Premier League Judicial Panel

Vice President of the Basketball Arbitration Tribunal (BAT), an independent tribunal recognised by FIBA

Former Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Lausanne.

Member of Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

Member of the World Athletics  Disciplinary Tribunal

Member of the FA Judicial Panel

Public Access registered

English

French

Raj is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Raj needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Raj’s privacy notice in full, please see here.

Raj is regulated by the Bar Standards Board and accepts instructions under Standard Contractual Terms. To find out more information on this and the way we work at Matrix, including our fee transparency statement, please see our see our service standards.

Having been at Freshfields for over 30 years, 23 as a Partner, Raj joined Matrix in 2016 and specialises in general commercial and financial services dispute resolution, global crisis management and investigations, and sports law.

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Called: 1983 | Solicitor: 1988 | Solicitor Advocate: 1994

Having been at Freshfields for over 30 years, 23 as a Partner, Raj specialises in general commercial and financial services dispute resolution, global crisis management and investigations, and sports law.

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Commercial Law
  • Investigations
  • Crime
  • Fraud and Financial Crime
  • Mediation
  • Sports Law
  • Commercial Public Law

Raj Parker

Contact Raj: rajparker@matrixlaw.co.uk | +44 (0)20 7404 3447

Contact Raj's Practice Team (Team X): TeamX@matrixlaw.co.uk


Raj Parker is an associate member of Matrix and prior to joining was a solicitor at Freshfields for over 30 years, 23 as a Partner. He specialises in general commercial and financial services dispute resolution, international regulatory investigations, and sports law.

He has handled international contentious and regulatory issues in the insurance, banking, pharmaceuticals, air traffic, leisure, diamond, energy, transport, reconstruction and insolvency, sport and media sectors.

He also specialises in international  corporate criminal investigations and white collar crime issues and is a member of the Governance, Investigations and Solutions – Matrix Integrity + team.

Commercial Law

Raj has handled many international contentious issues arising out of the Air Traffic, Banking and Insurance, Private Equity, Leisure, Diamond, Oil and Gas, Transport, Sport and Media Sectors.

Sports Law

Raj’s work in the Sports sector includes : the Hillsborough proceedings (1989-1995), establishing the FA Premier League (1991/2) and various disciplinary and other matters involving conduct,financial irregularities, betting and compliance issues ; he currently sits as a Panel member on the FA Judicial Panel and is Deputy Chair of the Premier League Judicial Panel. the IAAF concerning governance review commissioned by Lord Coe in 2015;he currently sits on the World Athletics Judicial Panel. the Qatar 2022 Bid Committeeconcerning the FIFA World Cup. the Basketball Arbitral Tribunal ,since 2006, he has conducted over 100 arbitrations covering disputes between players, agents and clubs,he is currently Vice President of the BAT.  UCI (Union Cycliste International) in connection with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into doping in professional cycling, arising out of the USADA 2012 proceedings against Lance Armstrong .  LOCOG 2012 . CAS (1996-2002)including Association Football, Show Jumping, Cycling, Gymnastics, Water Polo, Formula 1, Ten Pin Bowling, Ice Hockey and Rugby  (BCCI)and the ICC as sole arbitrator in relation to sponsorship issues concerning the 2003 Cricket World Cup arbitrator and in relation to ICC decision not to hold cricket world cup in Pakistan (2009).  RFU in relation to the future structure of Rugby Union; for LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) relating to the sale of Queens Club ;he is currently an Independent anti-corruption Hearing Officer for the Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board.

Fraud, Financial and Business Crime

He has experience of fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering and related issues arising in many sectors including: Financial Institutions; Pharmaceuticals; Energy; Construction; Sport; Reconstruction and insolvency; and Media/telecoms. He specialises in particular in global investigations with a white collar crime element and the coordination of regulatory proceedings arising in multiple jurisdictions. He has particular experience of US, European, and Asian criminal enforcements regulators and applicable laws. He acts as a senior adviser , Expert Witness and  Monitor.

Independent Investigations, Reviews and Reports

He specialises in general commercial dispute issues, with particular experience in financial services, international regulatory investigations, and sports areas.  He is also experienced in white collar crime matters. He has been appointed as an Independent Reviewer in relation to regulatory matters and as an Expert Witness in relation to contentious commercial matters. He is currently the Independent Reviewer into the Connaught Collective Investment Scheme which Reported in December 2020.

Appointments

Grand Court Judge of the Cayman Islands for service in the Financial Services Division (part-time). Former Recorder of the Crown Court. Accredited CEDR (Centre for Dispute Resolution) Mediator Arbitrator at The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Arbitrator at the Court of Innovative Arbitration (COIA). Panel member of ARIAS (UK) Member of the Tennis Integrity Supervisory Board independent Hearing Officer panel Deputy Chair of the Premier League Judicial Panel Vice President of the Basketball Arbitration Tribunal (BAT), an independent tribunal recognised by FIBA Former Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Lausanne. Member of Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators Member of the World Athletics  Disciplinary Tribunal Member of the FA Judicial Panel Public Access registered

Languages

English French
Raj's Privacy Notice

Raj is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. In order to provide legal services to his clients, including advice and representation services, Raj needs to collect and hold personal data. This includes his client’s personal data and the personal data of others who feature in the matter upon which he is instructed. To read Raj’s privacy notice in full, please see here.


Having been at Freshfields for over 30 years, 23 as a Partner, Raj joined Matrix in 2016 and specialises in general commercial and financial services dispute resolution, global crisis management and investigations, and sports law.