Aakash Brahmachari


  • EMEA
  • Litigation and Dispute Support
  • Investigation Services

Aakash is a Principal for Dispute Support, with responsibility to lead, manage and develop our practice across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Based in London, Aakash has more than 15 years of experience leading investigative mandates focussed on fraud, white collar crime and arbitral award enforcement. He also has extensive experience in managing international asset recovery assignments including sovereign asset traces, litigation support on complex multinational disputes and internal fraud investigations. 

Aakash has been recognised in the Who’s Who Legal’s Asset Recovery Guide for 2024. The listing recognises the foremost asset recovery lawyers and experts from both onshore and offshore jurisdictions.

Aakash is also the host of Control Risks’ Podcast series, Dispute Diaries which explores the world of disputes and investigations.

Recent tasks that Aakash has worked on include:

  • Leading the investigation into the UK’s first Unexplained Wealth Order;
  • Managing a global asset trace into the UK’s largest financial default in 2021 for a creditor syndicate which identified unencumbered assets worth USD 120 million;
  • Leading a sovereign asset trace against a country in the Middle East that identified assets in excess of USD 200 million held via a trust in Switzerland;
  • Managing an investigation for an ICSID arbitration involving a contract dispute in the oil and gas sector in Central Asia which involved multiple jurisdictions across Europe, the CIS and the Middle East.
  • During the course of his career, Aakash has worked across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Africa, North America, South and South East Asia, and China. Prior to joining Control Risks, Aakash successfully built two investigations practices at global consulting firms in London and Mumbai. Aakash holds an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is fluent in Hindi and Bengali.

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