“He is extremely committed, very bright and is able to get to the heart of a case very quickly. He has an excellent rapport with clients and is exceptionally hard-working.”
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.

Publications:

  • 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

“Shaul Brazil frequently acts on complex extradition cases, including recent experience in major proceedings emanating from Italy.”
Chambers UK

“I’d say he gets on well with clients and is very perceptive.”
Chambers UK

“He is excellent: very bright, hardworking and co-operative, with an in-depth knowledge of extradition law.”
Chambers UK

“He’s charming and very good with clients. They are often planted in quite difficult situations but he’s sensitive and very practical. You can see why people feel comfortable working with him.”
Chambers UK

“He’s a good guy to go to with a wider portfolio; he can react to situations.”
Chambers UK

“Shaul Brazil has a wide-ranging financial crime practice which includes the representation of individuals and corporates in fraud, bribery and corruption proceedings. Sources say: ‘He is very intelligent and has a stellar future ahead’.”
Chambers UK

“Shaul Brazil is a well-regarded POCA practitioner, focusing on corporate crimes and regulatory enforcement. He has experience in cross-border restraint and confiscation measures. Sources report: ‘He is very clever, tenacious and hard-working. He analyses situations very carefully. He is excellent’.”
Chambers UK

“Sources report that Shaul Brazil is an ‘imaginative lawyer who fights his cases extremely hard’ and ‘gets on extremely well with clients’. He handles high-profile extradition work, with particular experience representing Russian businesspeople.”
Chambers UK

“Shaul Brazil is extremely hardworking across the board, constantly available on cases. He’s an imaginative lawyer and fights his cases extremely hard. Clients really like him as well, he gets on extremely well with clients I’ve seen him working with.”
Chambers UK

“He is an all-rounder. He immerses himself in the case and does his utmost for the client.”
Chambers HNW

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

“He has shown a lot of promise. He is extremely competent and has good judgement.”
Chambers HNW

“He is extremely clever and determined, and manages to get on top of extremely difficult cases very quickly.”
Chambers UK

“He is tenacious and extremely effective, with experience beyond his years in serious fraud and related proceedings.”
Chambers UK

“He often works on quite complicated, unusual cases. Shaul has got a lot of experience and is very good at articulating and representing views. He has a business background, so can grasp commercial issues very quickly. He’s very capable of thinking on his feet and has dealt with really quite unusual and compelling cases.”
Chambers UK

“Shaul is an absolute firecracker, like a dragon. He is very young to have gotten partnership. He represents really high-end, demanding clients. He is always available and chooses people to work with him. With him, nothing is too much trouble. He is kind of dogged in pursuing clients’ interests in a very proactive way by putting pressure on the other side. He had a whole arsenal set up. He is quite aggressive – if you want an aggressive lawyer who will come out all guns blazing, Shaul is the right guy.”
Chambers UK

“He is a wonderful young lawyer. Clever and committed, he attacks the issue. His development into a remarkable practitioner is very unique and he’s doing seriously good work.”
Chambers UK

“Shaul unquestionably deserves recognition for his fantastic work…”.
Chambers UK

“He came from the Bar originally, he dived into this world and he’s born for it really: he’s very good at immersing himself into huge documentation and assimilating it…”.
Chambers HNW

“He’s got a lot of experience. He’s very good at articulating and representing views. He has a business background so he can grasp commercial issues very quickly and he is very capable of thinking on his feet. He’s dealt with really quite unusual and compelling cases.”
Chambers HNW