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 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 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 contentious issues arising out of the Air Traffic, Banking and Insurance, Private Equity, Leisure, Diamond, Oil and Gas, Transport, Sport and Media Sectors.
He has experience of fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering and related issues arising in many sectors including:
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 is also available to act as an Expert Witness and a 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.
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
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, London
Member of Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators
Member of the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal
Member of the FA Judicial Panel
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