Calum Ablett is an associate based in the London office of Morrison & Foerster and is a member of the Litigation Group.

Calum advises clients on business crime and regulatory matters, including fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption, and tax evasion. Calum is a member of the sanctions team in London and advises clients on all aspects of the UK sanctions regime. Calum’s practice also includes advising on national security issues, including those arising under the UK’s National Security and Investment Act 2021.

Calum studied law and history, and completed his Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, at the University of Glasgow. He subsequently completed a Master’s degree in Corporate and Securities Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Calum completed his training contract in the Edinburgh office of a global law firm, before spending time as a qualified solicitor in that firm’s white collar crime and investigations team in London. Whilst at his previous firm Calum completed a secondment to the Dispute Resolution Team of a national bank and also spent six months in the firm’s Disputes team in Hong Kong.

Representative Matters

  • Representing a banking executive prosecuted by the UK Serious Fraud Office in relation to alleged fraudulent conduct during the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Conducting an internal investigation on behalf of a public company following receipt of a whistleblower report alleging fraudulent conduct, conflicts of interest and unlawful disclosure of confidential information (amongst others).
  • Advising clients on potential criminal liability under the UK Bribery Act 2010, the Criminal Finances Act 2017, and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
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