As an English and French qualified lawyer with an M.B.A., Karl Moussalli is ideally placed to advise on legal and commercial issues facing clients in civil and common law countries. Karl's practice focuses on complex international litigation and arbitration with a particular emphasis on multijurisdictional investigations involving major fraud, asset tracing, and public corruption allegations. The Legal 500 describes him as a "key lawyer" in civil fraud who is "solution-oriented" and provides "excellent and pragmatic advice."
Karl's recent experience includes acting for Alta Trading UK Limited, a regulated oil trading company, in connection with ongoing fraud proceedings in excess of US$350m against its former directors; ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) in connection with criminal investigations and potential criminal and civil claims straddling 10 different jurisdictions relating to an alleged fraud of more than US$1bn; a major corporation in relation to a high-profile dispute arising from the allegedly corrupt sale of a lucrative oil exploration block in Nigeria triggering civil and criminal investigations and proceedings across six jurisdictions; a regulated oil trading company in ongoing fraud proceedings brought by it in Switzerland against members of its former management team; the Bin Mahfouz Family on its US$50m asset tracing investigation, securing worldwide freezing orders (WFOs), search orders, and asset disclosure orders as part of successful civil proceedings against Muhaned El-Rashid; a prominent Saudi UHNWI on allegations of fraud and WFOs secured against him in the United Kingdom; and an EPC (engineering procurement construction) company on a multijurisdictional contractual dispute involving Dubai International Financial Centre/London Court of International Arbitration (DIFC/LCIA) arbitration proceedings worth in excess of US$1bn.
- BPP Law School (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2015); Cambridge University (LL.M. with first class honours 2013); University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas (Double degree, M.B.A. and M.A. in Corporate Law, magna cum laude 2012); University College London (M.A. in Comparative Law — English and French Law with first class honours 2011); University of Paris II-Panthéon Assas (LL.B. with commendation 2010)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales; Paris Bar
The Legal 500 (2021 and 2022) — civil fraud (top tier)
- French and Arabic