Tobias D. McKinnon


Tobias D. McKinnon


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7626 | +44 20 7184 7001


Tobias D. McKinnon* focuses his practice on white collar investigations and defense, including matters relating to corruption under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act, money laundering, fraud and financial sanctions. Mr. McKinnon also advises on matters of particular relevance to multi-jurisdictional investigations, such as data management, Blocking Statutes and the cross-border implications of attorney/client privilege regimes in various jurisdictions. 

Mr. McKinnon has considerable experience in civil procedure and the conflict of laws, the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. He has appeared regularly in interim and ex parte proceedings before High Court masters, and worked with the Civil Procedure Rules Committee and the Senior Master of the Queen’s Bench Division to effect changes to court procedure.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. McKinnon gained experience in European and international trade law, dispute resolution and corporate crime at international law firms based in London, Singapore and Washington, D.C. and at the European Commission in Brussels. He has worked on matters in French, German and Spanish, and is fluent in these languages. 

  • A company under multi-jurisdictional investigation by UK and foreign agencies in connection with allegations of fraud and corruption.
  •  A major investment bank being investigated by US authorities in connection with bribery.
  • A company seeking to enforce a substantial arbitration award against an entity subject to US and EU asset freezes. 
  • A major investment bank in defending its claim to legal professional privilege in a large-scale civil claim brought by investors. 
  • An international legal practice being sued in England under foreign law for the provision of negligent advice. 

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm. 

  • University of Oxford, M.A. Jurisprudence, 2013, Hogan Lovells LPP Scholarship in Law, 2011-2013
  • *Admitted in New York only
  • Supreme Court of New York
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association