Lucia Cabello

Spanish Qualified Lawyer | Qualified: 2015 (Spain)

Lucia Cabello is a Spanish qualified lawyer at Fulcrum Chambers.

Lucia joined Fulcrum in early 2019 as a member of the firm’s paralegal team, earning experience in corporate investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, and compliance and regulatory matters.

Before joining Fulcrum, Lucia completed her legal training in a Spanish law firm, which provided her with a comprehensive understanding of Spanish civil and commercial law, and civil and criminal litigation. She has also previously worked at a London headquartered global law firm where her focus was on commercial arbitration. Prior to this Lucia worked as an interpreter and a languages teacher in London.

Lucia has a LLB and a First Class LLM in Legal Practice from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), during which time she also studied at the University of Bologna (Italy) for one year. Lucia is fluent in Spanish, English, Italian, and Galician.

Experience

White Collar Defence & Advisory

Lucia has experience of advising companies and individuals in relation to wide range of white-collar crime matters in the UK and overseas.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • ENRC in relation to the SFO’s long-running investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.
  • A criminal investigation into alleged conspiracies to defraud a Government and related judicial review proceedings.
Bribery & Corruption

Lucia has experience of advising companies and individuals in various matters relating to bribery and corruption, including internal investigations and investigations by the SFO.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • ENRC in relation to the SFO’s long-running investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.
  • A criminal investigation into alleged conspiracies to defraud a Government and related judicial review proceedings.
  • An internal investigation into alleged bribery and corruption of a multinational client in Latin America.
Judicial Review

Lucia has experience of assisting with a judicial review of decisions made by a Government agency in the context of a criminal investigation into alleged conspiracies to defraud a Government.

Money Laundering

Lucia has experience of advising multinational clients on the design and implementation of corporate governance and compliance programmes, including in relation to money laundering.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Advising a multinational client in relation to the acquisition of a mining interest in Africa.
  • An investigation into an external business relationship for a multinational client in Africa.
Sanctions & Export Controls

Lucia advises on issues relating to financial sanctions. Significant recent experience includes an internal investigation for a multinational client as part of the DoJ’s on-going investigation into Huawei in relation to breaches of sanctions in Iran.

Investigations

Lucia carries internal investigations for a variety of corporate clients across multiple sectors, and also has experience of representing individuals and companies in relation to investigations carried out by the SFO and other regulators and prosecutors.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • ENRC in relation to the SFO’s long-running investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.
  • An internal investigation into alleged bribery and corruption of a multinational client in Latin America.
  • An internal investigation into an external business relationship for a multinational client in Africa.
  • An internal investigation for a multinational client as part of the DoJ’s on-going investigation into Huawei in relation to breaches of sanctions in Iran.
Internal Investigations

Lucia has experience in conducting internal investigations for clients in the UK and overseas, specialising in bribery and corruption, fraud, and money laundering.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • An internal investigation into alleged bribery and corruption of a multinational client in Latin America.
  • An internal investigation into an external business relationship for a multinational client in Africa.
  • An internal investigation for a multinational client as part of the DoJ’s on-going investigation into Huawei in relation to breaches of sanctions in Iran.
Criminal & Regulatory Investigations

Lucia has experience of advising clients in relation to investigations by Government agencies and regulators, in the UK and overseas, including the SFO and DoJ.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • ENRC in relation to the SFO’s long-running investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.
  • An internal investigation for a multinational client as part of the DoJ’s on-going investigation into Huawei in relation to breaches of sanctions in Iran.
Remote Investigations

Lucia has experience of conducting internal investigations remotely, either in whole or in part, for multinational companies overseas.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • An internal investigation into an external business relationship for a multinational client in Africa.
  • An internal investigation into alleged bribery and corruption for a multinational client in Latin America.
Compliance & ESG

Lucia has experience of advising multinational clients on the design and implementation of corporate governance and compliance programmes.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Advising clients on the adequacy of compliance procedures following the introduction of the UK Bribery Act 2010.
  • Advising a multinational client in relation to the acquisition of a mining interest in Africa.

Sector Experience

Mining

Lucia has experience of assisting clients in the mining sector, including in relation to an SFO investigation, as well as advising on compliance matters.

Significant recent experience in the sector includes:

  • ENRC in relation to the SFO’s long-running investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.
  • Advice on compliance issues and steps to mitigate risks of money laundering, bribery and corruption, and sanctions, for a multinational client in relation to the acquisition of a mining interest in Africa.
Oil & Gas

Lucia has experience of assisting oil and gas clients, including recently in relation to a criminal investigation and related judicial review challenge.

Engineering, Infrastructure and Transport

Lucia has advised and represented clients in the construction and engineering sector, including conducting internal investigations and providing compliance advice.

Significant recent experience in the sector includes:

  • An internal investigation into alleged bribery and corruption for a multinational client in Latin America.
  • Advice on compliance issues and steps to mitigate risks of money laundering, bribery and corruption, and sanctions, for a multinational client in relation to the acquisition of a mining interest in Africa.

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