Tobias D. McKinnon


Tobias D. McKinnon


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

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Tobias D. McKinnon* focuses his practice on white collar investigations and defence work, 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 Blocking Statutes and with a particular focus on issues involving legal professional privilege and attorney-client privilege.

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 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.

  • 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. 

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