Lennart Poulsen

Introduction

Lennart combines a thriving international practice – with many years of experience on cases before different international tribunals – with a maturing Crown Court practice in which he is highly regarded by solicitors and lay clients.

He also has a strong commercial background at Clifford Chance and a leading consultancy firm, which has led him to develop a commercial practice.

Background and Expertise

International
Lennart is a highly experienced international lawyer who is frequently instructed, as a led junior, on projects advising governments and international organisations. Last year, he was invited to be a keynote speaker at an International Bar Assocation (IBA) conference in London.

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International Cases

State Lawsuit (Litigation) Authority of Egypt

Part of small team led by Steven Kay QC, commissioned by the State Lawsuit (Litigation) Authority of Egypt to provide a series of reports on the Muslim Brotherhood.

See egyptevidence.com.

Israel–Palestine

Co-drafted a preliminary report for the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, on behalf of a Palestinian human rights group – in respect of war crimes allegedly committed by Israel during its military offensive against Gaza during the summer of 2014.

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Notable cases

Currently instructed as counsel for one of the key parties in respect of the Grenfell fire disaster

Rawlinson & Hunter, Vincent Tchenguiz and others v Grant Thornton and others, 2015
Complex commercial fraud claim for damages amounting to £2.2bn (led by Steven Kay QC).
R v A, 2017

Defended in drugs case involving large-scale police sting operation.

See article in the Oxford Times.

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Other Activities and Interests

  • Guest speaker at international conferences
  • Recent keynote speaker at the IBA–European Law Students’ Association conference on the history of international tribunals.
  • Contributor to legal articles and blogs on international criminal law and sanctions.

Publications

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PROFILE: Lennart Poulsen

Year called

2006

Specialisms

Crime

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Confiscation / POCA

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Financial Crime

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Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

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Serious Crime

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Sexual offences

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Terrorism

International

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Confiscation / POCA

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Financial Crime

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Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

Financial and Corporate law

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Civil Fraud

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Corporate Offences

Road Traffic

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Road traffic

Direct access

Yes

Contact

020 7489 2727

Education

LLM (Distinction), University of Warwick

BVC (Very Competent), Inns of Court School of Law (City University)

GDL (Commendation)

BSc (Hons)

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association, IBA

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