” ‘… an extremely dynamic young partner who is a real fighter with a proven track record.’ He has experience handling serious fraud, money laundering and cash seizures. He acts for both companies and high-profile individuals.”
Chambers UK

Shaul is a partner at BCL specialising in business crime and regulatory enforcement. Recommended in Chambers UK, Chambers HNW and The Legal 500, he is also ranked as an expert in Who’s Who Legal and is listed by Global Investigations Review as one of the world’s leading young investigations specialists.

Shaul has acted in numerous high-profile matters, including international corruption and breach of sanctions investigations and prosecutions by the SFO and/or overseas regulators; city fraud, insider dealing and market manipulation investigations and prosecutions by the SFO and/or the FCA; tax avoidance/evasion investigations by HMRC; international cartel investigations and prosecutions by the SFO, CMA and US Department of Justice; and extradition proceedings under parts 1 and 2 of the Act.

Shaul also has broad experience acting in ancillary matters such as judicial review proceedings, restraint and confiscation proceedings, and proceedings for the civil recovery of the proceeds of crime. He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of companies and provides expert advice to companies in relation to anti-bribery and corruption and anti-money laundering compliance, data protection and lawful access of communications data.

Shaul studied Business Administration at the University of Bath. He was called to the Bar in 2003 following which he spent two years at a leading criminal defence firm before completing pupillage at a leading fraud and regulatory set. Shaul joined BCL as an employed barrister in February 2007 and was admitted to partnership in January 2013.


  • The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review (Law Business Research)
  • Serious Economic Crime: A boardroom guide to prevention and compliance (Serious Fraud Office)
  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime (Global Legal Group)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence (Legal Business research)
  • Expert Guide: Fraud and White Collar Crime (Corporate LiveWire)

Professional Memberships:

  • International Bar Association (Member of the Criminal Law Committee)
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
  • Extradition Lawyers Association
  • Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association

“… is up and coming at a great speed… He is bright and enthusiastic. He is very good at focusing in at the crux of the matter so the problem is dealt with.”
Chambers HNW

“Shaul is a real star of the future. He has a criminal background and he was great at conveying his understanding of the law to me… “He is young, he is very intelligent and he has a stellar future.”
Chambers HNW

“extremely hands-on and immersed in the detail… He has a very good strategic grasp and is excellent with clients.”
Chambers UK

“… the team provides an ‘exemplary’ service and includes the highly recommended… Shaul Brazil”
The Legal 500

“extremely knowledgeable and efficient in the criminal corporate realm”… “always available for clarification or further details.”
Chambers UK, 2017: Financial Crime: Corporates

“offers ‘a very vigorous defence of clients’ and ‘a work rate second to none.”
Chambers UK, 2017: Financial Crime: Individuals

“Shaul Brazil is a ‘top-notch practitioner’ and is identified for his money laundering expertise.”
Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence, 2016

“the ‘expert’ group at BCL… includes the highly recommended… Shaul Brazil”
The Legal 500, 2016: Fraud: White-Collar Crime

“… the team provides an ‘exemplary’ service and includes the highly recommended… Shaul Brazil”
The Legal 500, 2016: Corporate Crime (including Fraud, Bribery and Corruption)