Aisha Qazi Shamsuddin
Area of Expertise
Aisha Qazi is part of the Bark&co criminal team and has worked on a range of criminal cases including murder and other serious general crime, drugs conspiracy offences, sexual offences, allegations of serious fraud, money laundering, insider dealing and complex confiscation matters.
Aisha is part of the team that represents a former managing director of Deutsche Bank in connection with allegations of insider dealing at a number of banks, hedge funds and other large financial institutions by the Financial Conduct Authority (formally the FSA).The investigation, Operation Tabernula, is described by the FCA as the largest and most complex insider dealing case to date.
Aisha also recently acted for a client in Operation Saturn where individuals were accused of obtaining confidential and price-sensitive information from investment banks about proposed or forthcoming takeover bids. They used a large number of accounts to place spread bets ahead of those announcements knowing that when the information became public knowledge the share price would rise. It was a sophisticated and complex attempt to deal on insider information over a prolonged period of time.