Dilan Yaslak is a senior paralegal at Fulcrum, earning experience in both domestic and international corporate investigations and defence, bribery and corruption, and compliance and regulatory matters.

She has assisted the firm’s lawyers, as both senior paralegal and case secretary, in representing corporate defendants in some of the most complex and substantive prosecutions by the SFO, DoJ, FCA, and other governmental agencies and regulatory bodies. She has further experience of providing assistance to clients, including individuals, governments and multinational corporations, in conducting internal investigations, reviewing corporate compliance programmes, advising on regulatory matters, and judicial review.

Dilan is increasingly gaining experience in matters relating to commercial arbitration, commercial disputes, and financial services, involving both senior individuals and multijurisdictional corporations.

Before joining Fulcrum in 2017, Dilan completed her BPTC studies at BPP University (Holborn) with an “Outstanding” creditation. She was called to the Bar in 2017. She also has a First Class LLB with Transnational Legal Studies degree from King’s College London. Dilan was further awarded the Frank Quickfall award by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn.

Experience

White Collar Defence & Advisory

Dilan has gained significant experience in While Collar Defence & Advisory work, having assisted with the representation of mining, transport, and natural gas producer corporations, as well as senior executives, in relation to some of the largest SFO investigations in those sectors, including ENRC and Rio Tinto. Dilan assists with advising clients on compliance issues, including in relation to money laundering, bribery and corruption, and fraud.

Significant recent experience in the sector includes:

  • A senior employee of a mining company in relation to the SFO’s investigation of that company.
  • Alstom in relation to the SFO’s investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Tunisia, Poland, Hungary, and India.
  • ENRC in relation to the SFO’s long-running investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.
  • A senior executive of Rio Tinto in relation to the SFO’s investigation of that company.
  • A criminal investigation into alleged conspiracies to defraud a Caribbean Government, and issuing judicial review proceedings in respect of defective practices.
Asset Forfeiture & Proceeds of Crime

Dilan assists on matters relating to asset forfeiture and POCA. Recent experience includes advising a former senior employee of a mining company on matters relating to cash forfeiture and proceeds of crime.

Bribery & Corruption

Dilan has experience of assisting the firm’s team in representing multinational clients and senior individuals in some of the most high-profile prosecutions by the SFO and other enforcement authorities for bribery and corruption offences, including drafting pleadings, drafting an application for leave to appeal against conviction to the Court of Appeal, providing advice in relation to specific transactions, and providing case secretarial assistance to counsel teams.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Representing Alstom during a multijurisdictional criminal trial and associated appeal, which arose out of a 10-year SFO investigation, involving allegations of bribery and conspiracy to corrupt.
  • Advice for a former senior employee of a mining company in relation to an investigation by the SFO into alleged bribery, corruption and fraud, including advice on PACE interviews with the SFO as a suspect.
  • Advising a former senior executive of Rio Tinto in relation to the SFO’s ongoing investigation into the mining company.
  • ENRC in relation to the SFO’s long-running investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.
  • Advice to a mining corporation regarding the implementation of and compliance with “adequate procedures” in relation to specific transactions.
  • Advising on a criminal investigation into alleged conspiracies to defraud a Caribbean Government, and issuing judicial review proceedings in respect of defective practices.
Fraud

Dilan assists with the provision of advice to companies and individuals across a spectrum of matters involving allegations of criminal fraud, including complex fraud, false accounting, and offences under the Fraud Act.

Recent experience includes advising a former senior employee of a mining company on matters relating to a fraud on a company, including preparing for PACE interviews with the SFO, and advising on specific transactions.

Judicial Review

Dilan has experience of judicial review applications in the context of decisions taken by regulators and prosecutors in complex and long-running investigations, in both the UK and overseas, including the drafting of Pre-Action Protocol letters and response letters to Pre-Action Protocol letters.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Assisted in securing the adjournment of a forfeiture application by the SFO for a senior individual currently under criminal investigation by the SFO.
  • Assisted in advising on a criminal investigation into alleged conspiracies to defraud a Caribbean Government, and issuing judicial review proceedings in respect of defective practices.
Investigations

Dilan assists multinational clients in investigations in various areas, including assistance during interviews, reviewing and analysing evidence in relation to specific transactions, and managing relationships with regulators. Her experience includes investigations involving the SFO, FCA and US DoJ.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Assisting a multi-jurisdictional rail transport company for the purposes of an internal investigation, involving analysing payments in the context of the UK Bribery Act 2010.
  • Assisting a senior executive of Rio Tinto in relation to the SFO’s investigation of that company.
  • Representing a FinTech company in their dealings with the FCA.
  • Assisting in an internal investigation for a multinational client as part of the DOJ’s on-going investigation into Huawei relating to breaches of sanctions in Iran.
Internal Investigations

Dilan has experience in assisting clients with internal investigations, including into allegations of sanctions breaches, bribery and corruption, and fraud.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Assisting a multi-jurisdictional rail transport company for the purposes of an internal investigation, involving analysing payments in the context of the UK Bribery Act 2010.
  • Assisting in an internal investigation for a multinational client as part of the DOJ’s on-going investigation into Huawei relating to breaches of sanctions in Iran.
Criminal & Regulatory Investigations

Dilan has experience in assisting companies and high-profile clients under investigation by regulatory bodies, including the SFO, FCA and DoJ.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Assisting a senior executive of Rio Tinto in relation to the SFO’s investigation of that company.
  • Representing a FinTech company in their dealings with the FCA.
  • Assisting a multinational client in relation to the DoJ’s on-going investigation into Huawei and breaches of sanctions in Iran.
Dispute Resolution

Dilan has experience in advising and representing clients in relation to commercial disputes, including:

  • An events services company in the context of a commercial dispute with Audi concerning breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation, involving assisting the firm’s lawyer team in drafting a settlement agreement.
  • A US-based software company in the context of a breach of contract dispute with a management services consultant.

Sector Experience

Mining

Dilan has earned experience in the mining sector, having assisted in representing mining companies, as well as senior executives, in relation to some of the largest SFO investigations in that sector.

Significant recent experience in the sector includes:

  • Assisting a senior executive of Rio Tinto, a mining company, as part of the SFO’s investigation into that company.
  • A senior employee of a mining company in relation to the SFO’s investigation of that company.
  • Assisting ENRC in relation to the SFO’s long-running investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.
Financial Services

Dilan has increasingly gained experience in the financial services sector.

Significant recent experience in the sector includes:

  • A FinTech company in their dealings with the FCA.
  • An asset management consultancy in their review of their clients and procedures for the purposes of compliance with FSMA 2000.

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