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Tasha Benkhadra

Associate

Tasha Benkhadra
BIOGRAPHY & EXPERTISE
Tasha began her career with Corker Binning in 2021, after qualifying as a solicitor at a City firm.

Tasha advises clients on white collar litigation and investigation matters across a variety of sectors and offences including fraud, bribery, tax offences and money laundering. Tasha’s experience includes acting for clients involved in investigations and prosecutions by the Financial Conduct Authority, HMRC, Serious Fraud Office and National Crime Agency.

A large part of Tasha’s practice consists of sanctions work, advising corporates and individuals on compliance with the UK sanctions regime, providing analysis as to the ownership and control of clients in order to determine whether they should be considered ‘indirectly’ sanctioned, and managing the application processes for any licences required.

Tasha also acts for designated persons seeking to apply for a revocation of their designation, at both the ministerial review and court stages.

Tasha read law at University College London (UCL) and completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law.

Tasha is a committee member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association and a founding member of the City Sanctions Network.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS
  • Acting for Bernie Ecclestone in the criminal proceedings and concurrent civil tax investigation by HMRC which concluded in October 2023.
  • Representing a designated client in her delisting application, involving complex analysis of the designation criteria under the UK sanctions regime.
  • Acting for designated client Nikita Mazepin in his delisting application, at the ministerial review and interim relief hearing stages.
  • Advising clients under investigation by the FCA for market abuse offences, such as insider dealing and PDMR offences, including attendance at interviews under caution as part of the investigation.
  • Representing an individual interviewed under caution in a high-profile bribery and money-laundering investigation by the NCA.
  • Representing an individual who was compelled to attend an interview with the CMA as part of an investigation into suspected agreements and/or concerted practices within the finance industry.
Career

Tasha qualified as a solicitor at a City firm in September 2021 and joined Corker Binning in October 2021.

  • Acting for Bernie Ecclestone in the criminal proceedings and concurrent civil tax investigation by HMRC which concluded in October 2023.
  • Representing a designated client in her delisting application, involving complex analysis of the designation criteria under the UK sanctions regime.
  • Acting for designated client Nikita Mazepin in his delisting application, at the ministerial review and interim relief hearing stages.
  • Advising clients under investigation by the FCA for market abuse offences, such as insider dealing and PDMR offences, including attendance at interviews under caution as part of the investigation.
  • Representing an individual interviewed under caution in a high-profile bribery and money-laundering investigation by the NCA.
  • Representing an individual who was compelled to attend an interview with the CMA as part of an investigation into suspected agreements and/or concerted practices within the finance industry.