Rubi Palmieri

Associate | Year of Qualification: 2010 Brazil; 2016 England and Wales; 2017 Portugal

Rubi Palmieri is a solicitor at Fulcrum Chambers specialising in complex commercial litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international), white-collar crime defence, regulatory and compliance, and internal investigations.

She has experience working both in private practice (for Magic and Silver Circle firms) and in-house. Before joining Fulcrum, Rubi worked for a Chinese conglomerate operating in the telecoms, ports, infrastructure and retail sectors.

Prior to relocating to the UK in 2013, Rubi was an Associate in a well-regarded law firm in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where she worked in several high-profile arbitration cases involving multinational corporations operating in the construction, energy and automotive sectors.

She has a First Class degree in Law and an LLM in International Dispute Resolution.

Rubi was for over 15 years in the Brazil women’s national Water Polo Team. She represented the country in three World Championships in Australia, Japan, and Spain. Rubi won four consecutive gold medals in the South American Games, and a bronze medal in the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Experience

White Collar Defence & Advisory

Rubi has experience of conducting internal investigations, as well as advising and representing clients under investigation by the SFO and DoJ. She has been involved in some of the most complex and high-profile corporate investigations and prosecutions brought by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Advising ENRC in the longstanding investigation by the SFO into allegations of bribery and corruption.
  • Advising an individual under investigation by the SFO into allegations of money laundering, fraud, and bribery and corruption in Africa, including advising in relation to a cash forfeiture application made by the SFO.
  • Advising a former Rolls Royce executive during the SFO’s investigation into Rolls Royce PLC.
Asset Forfeiture & Proceeds of Crime

Rubi has experience in defending asset detention and forfeiture applications.

Recent significant experience includes defending a cash forfeiture application in the context of an investigation by the SFO into allegations of corruption, fraud, and money laundering.

Bribery & Corruption

Rubi has experience advising clients on investigations and prosecutions. She has been involved in some of the most complex and high-profile corporate investigations and prosecutions brought by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Advising ENRC in the longstanding investigation by the SFO into allegations of bribery and corruption.
  • Advising an individual under investigation by the SFO into allegations of money laundering, fraud, bribery and corruption activities in Africa, including advising in relation to a cash forfeiture application made by the SFO.
Fraud

Rubi has been involved in some of the most complex and high-profile corporate investigations and prosecutions brought by the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Advising an individual in an investigation by the SFO into allegations of fraud in Africa, including advising in relation to a cash forfeiture application made by the SFO.
Judicial Review

Rubi has experience of advising clients in relation to Judicial Review applications.

She recently secured the adjournment of a forfeiture application by the SFO for a senior individual currently under criminal investigation by the SFO.

Money Laundering

Rubi has experience of representing clients under investigation for money laundering.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Advising an individual under investigation by the SFO into allegations of money laundering, fraud, bribery and corruption activities in Africa, including advising in relation to a cash forfeiture application made by the SFO.
Sanctions & Export Controls

Rubi has experience advising clients in relation to sanctions breaches. Relevant experience includes:

  • Conducting an internal investigation for a multinational client as part of the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) on-going investigation into Huawei and breaches of sanctions in Iran.
  • Advice for a mining client on compliance steps it could take to mitigate any risk of sanctions violations by business partners.
Tax Evasion & Fraud

Rubi conducts investigations and provides advice in relation to the offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.

Recent significant experience includes:

  • An internal investigation for an AIM client into concerns that there had been failures to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion under the Criminal Finance Act 2017.
  • Designing facilitation of tax evasion training for an AIM client.
Investigations

Rubi has experience in conducting internal investigations for multinational clients in various areas, including into allegations of sanctions breaches, bribery and corruption, and fraud. Her experience also includes investigations involving the SFO and US Department of Justice (DoJ).

Significant recent experience includes:

  • An internal investigation for a multinational client as part of the DoJ’s on-going investigation into Huawei and breaches of sanctions in Iran.
  • An internal investigation for a multinational client in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption concerning their Ecuadorian subsidiary, as well as a review of the integrity of the company’s internal procurement policies and procedures.
  • An internal investigation for a publicly listed British company into suspicions of facilitation of tax evasion in their foreign branches, including a review of the company’s internal policies and procedures to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.
  • An internal investigation on behalf of a multinational client in the extractives sector into high value contracts with third parties in Africa and assessment of the company’s internal procedures to prevent bribery and corruption.
Tax Investigations

Rubi carries out internal investigations in relation to the offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.

Significant recent experience includes an internal investigation for an AIM client into concerns that there had been failures to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion.

She also regularly advises on compliance issues relation to the same offence.

Internal Investigations

Rubi has experience of conducting internal investigations for multinational clients in various areas, including into allegations of sanctions breaches, bribery and corruption, and fraud. Her experience also includes providing advice in relation to specific transactions, designing and implementing compliance programs, and managing relationships with regulators.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • An internal investigation for a multinational client as part of the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) on-going investigation into Huawei and breaches of sanctions in Iran.
  • An internal investigation for a multinational client in relation to allegations of bribery and corruption concerning their Ecuadorian subsidiary, as well as a review of the integrity of the company’s internal procurement policies and procedures.
  • An internal investigation for a publicly listed company into suspicions of facilitation of tax evasion in their foreign branches, including the review of the company’s internal policies and procedures to prevent CFA offences.
  • An internal investigation on behalf of a multinational client in the extractive sector into high value contracts with third parties in Africa and assessment of the company’s internal procedures to prevent bribery and corruption.
Remote Investigations

Rubi has an interest in the use of technology in internal investigations and the use of it to conduct remote investigations. She has experience of conducting internal investigations remotely either in whole or in part and has also written and delivered training on the topic.

Recent significant experience includes:

  • Conducting internal investigations via video conference and telephone on behalf of a natural recourses company into the procurement and relationship with, high-value, third-party suppliers in Africa.
  • Training the legal and compliance team of a large French multinational on conducting remote investigations.
Criminal & Regulatory Investigations

Rubi has experience advising companies under investigation by regulatory bodies, including the SFO and the DoJ.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Advising ENRC in the longstanding investigation by the SFO into allegations of bribery and corruption.
  • Advising an individual under investigation by the SFO into allegations of money laundering, fraud, and bribery and corruption in Africa, including advising in relation to a cash forfeiture application made by the SFO.
  • Advising a former Rolls Royce executive during the SFO’s investigation into Rolls Royce PLC.
  • Advising a multinational client in relation to the DoJ’s on-going investigation into Huawei and breaches of sanctions in Iran.
Compliance & ESG

Rubi has experience advising clients on general compliance and governance matters, including devising tailor-made compliance programmes, with particular focus on the UK Bribery Act and the Criminal Finances Act, and the US FCPA.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Reviewing the internal policies and procedures of a UK listed company and devising the policies and procedures in relation to the to prevention of the facilitation of tax evasion.
  • Advising a natural resources company in various aspects of its corporate governance, including a review of its policies and procedures, including: Codes of Conduct, AML, ABC, and Conflict of Interest policies; and CPDD processes.
  • Advising an English sports body in various aspects of their Governance programme, including its relationship with regional areas and local clubs.
  • Assessing compliance processes and controls of a client operating in the extractives sector and advising on the implementation of controls for compliance with the UK Bribery Act.
  • Assessing and reviewing a client’s AML and ABC policies following an investigation by the DoJ.
Dispute Resolution

Rubi has advised and represented clients operating in the oil and gas, automotive, and construction sectors in relation to high-value international arbitration and commercial disputes.

Significant recent experience includes:

  • Advising a construction & engineering company in a high-value arbitration claim under the ICC Rules.
  • Advising a hospital in a multi-million US dollar construction arbitration dispute in the Middle East.
  • Advising an oil & gas company in a high-profile, multi-million US dollar arbitration under the ICC rules against a state-owned company in the Caribbean.
  • Advising an American software company in relation to English law aspects in a multi-million Euro contractual dispute with a French counterparty.

Sector Experience

Extractives

Rubi has significant experience in the extractives sector, having represented mining and oil & gas companies, as well as senior executives, in relation to some of the largest SFO investigations in that sector, including ENRC. She also regularly advising clients on compliance issues, including in relation to money laundering, bribery and corruption, and sanctions. In addition to his white-collar work, Rubi also has experience in representing extractives companies in arbitration.

Significant recent experience in the sector includes:

  • Advising ENRC in relation to the SFO’s long-running investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.
  • Advising a senior executive of an extractives company in relation to the SFO’s investigation of that company.
  • Advising a natural resources company in various aspects of its corporate governance, including the review of its policies and procedures including: Codes of Conduct, AML, ABC, and Conflict of Interest policies; and CPDD processes.
  • Advising an oil & gas company in a high-profile, multi-million US dollar arbitration under the ICC rules against a state-owned company in the Caribbean.
Mining

Rubi has represented and acted for a number of large, global mining companies, as well as senior mining executives on a wide variety of matters ranging from SFO investigations into bribery and corruption, internal investigations, and sanctions advice. She has particular experience of working with clients in the mining sector in Africa.

  • Advising ENRC in relation to the SFO’s long-running investigation into alleged bribery and corruption in Africa.
  • Advising a senior executive of an extractives company in relation to the SFO’s investigation of that company.
  • Advising a natural resources company in various aspects of its corporate governance, including the review of its policies and procedures, including: Codes of Conduct, AML, ABC and, Conflict of Interest policies; and CPDD processes.
Oil & Gas

Rubi advises clients in the oil and gas sector. Recent experience includes advising an oil & gas company in a high-profile, multi-million US dollar arbitration under the ICC rules against a state-owned company in the Caribbean.

Engineering, Infrastructure and Transport

Rubi has experience advising companies in the engineering, infrastructure, and transport sectors, including:

  • Advising a construction & engineering company in a high-value arbitration claim under the ICC Rules.
  • Advising a hospital in a multi-million US dollar construction arbitration dispute in the Middle East.

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