Sophia Kinally | Singapore | Hogan Lovells

Sophia Kinally

Associate Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment


English, French, Spanish


Sophia Kinally
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Sophia’s experience dealing with complex multijurisdictional fraud, corruption and bribery disputes makes her a valuable resource in our Asia Pacific investigations, white collar crime and fraud team. 

Sophia advises international corporate clients on internal investigations into allegations of misconduct, including when the existence of potential claims is being considered and in the pursuing of those claims in the English courts. Her recent experience in the Asia Pacific region has focused on internal and government investigations arising from whistleblower complaints concerning alleged FCPA violations. 

She has significant experience in cross-border and high-value commercial disputes, through which she has worked closely with foreign counsel in investigations and litigation across a wide variety of jurisdictions including Vietnam, Indonesia, Monaco, Cyprus, Barbados, France, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Isle of Man, and Switzerland. She understands the importance of managing teams across jurisdictions through a cohesive global strategy. 

Sophia began her practice in the civil fraud team of a leading US law firm in London, before joining the corporate litigation, fraud and investigations team in the Hogan Lovells London office. She transferred to the Singapore office to focus her practice on cross-border investigations across Asia Pacific.

Representative experience

Advising a global biomedical corporation in the investigation of a whistleblower complaint concerning alleged FCPA violations in Southeast Asia.

Acting for a global technology company in litigation against a supplier, involving extensive automotive electrical engineering expert evidence, and advising on associated regulatory considerations.

Advising a BAT group company in proceedings arising from the $1bn clean-up of the Fox River, including proceedings in the English High Court against PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Representing a group of oil trading companies based in the UK, Singapore and Switzerland in US$300m fraud proceedings in the English High Court against former executives.*

Advising an oil trading company in their investigation and claims in Switzerland against former executives in relation to complex transactions generating US19m of secret profits.*

Working extensively on a well-publicized jurisdiction dispute relating to fraud proceedings, including on written submissions to the UK Supreme Court following judgment of the CJEU.*

Representing a high net worth Russian individual in connection with a multijurisdictional fraud and asset tracing investigation.*

Providing assistance to Isle of Man counsel in a contractual dispute within the context of multimillion dollar fraud proceedings across multiple jurisdictions.*

Advising a Cypriot company in defending a debt claim for US$250 million in connection with the sale of a luxury yacht.*

Representing partners of a large accounting firm as putative joint liquidators of a foreign exchange broker intending on bringing claims on behalf of a pool of defrauded investors.*

Advising a large US hedge fund in connection with a contemplated action in the English courts pursuant to section 423 of the Insolvency Act 1986.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP University Law School, With Distinction, 2018
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University, With Distinction, 2017
  • B.A. Modern Languages, Queens College, University of Oxford, 2016
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer (Singapore)
Court admissions
  • England and Wales