BCL partners named amongst Global Elite Thought Leaders in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2022

BCL partners named amongst Global Elite Thought Leaders in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2022

BCL partners, Shula de Jersey, Michael DruryRichard Sallybanks and Harry Travers and have been named amongst the Global Elite Thought Leaders for Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2022 guide. In addition to this accolade five other partners from BCL Solicitors have also been recognised as top-flight practitioners in this area.

Who’s Who Legal (WWL) has once again partnered with Global Investigations Review to create a comprehensive guide focusing on the field of investigations, spanning a wide range of issues in white-collar crime, corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement. Their research identifies 670 lawyers from 40 jurisdictions, highlighted for their exceptional ability and outstanding work in the space.

The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.

Who’s Who Legal does not list law firms, only individual lawyers. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.

 

  • Shula de Jersey is held in high esteem by market commentators for her top-tier work on complicated criminal investigations.

 

  • Michael Drury possesses “a phenomenal reputation as a very hard-working advocate with significant SFO experience”.

 

  • Richard Sallybanks is lauded for his decades of experience representing individuals and corporations in sophisticated investigations.

 

  • Harry Travers is “an incredibly bright and hard-working lawyer” with deep expertise in fraud and corruption investigations.

 

*This article was first published by Who’s Who Legal in March 2022. If you wish to read the full article, please visit  Who’s Who Legal website.

Shula de Jersey is a partner specialising in business crime and regulation. Shula has particular expertise in representing individuals in cases involving allegations of complex and serious fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption. She has acted in numerous high profile matters. Shula also has experience in health and safety investigations and Coroner’s inquests having represented both individuals and corporates in relation to work place accidents and deaths. Shula has represented professionals including solicitors and doctors in disciplinary matters before regulatory bodies and has previously acted for the Financial Reporting Council in Tribunal proceedings against accountancy firms.

Michael Drury joined BCL as a partner in September 2010 from GCHQ where for a number of years he was Director for Legal Affairs and a member of the main Board of Directors, having been appointed GCHQ’s first full-time legal adviser in 1996. He was called to the Bar in 1982 and subsequently admitted as a solicitor at the time of his move to GCHQ. Prior to that he was a tax lawyer in the City and then prosecuted for HM Customs & Excise and the Serious Fraud Office where he had the conduct of some of the most notable cases in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is the last of those who founded the SFO to remain in full time practice.

Richard Sallybanks is a partner at BCL specialising in complex business crime and regulatory defence work. Richard has been involved in numerous SFO, FCA, HMRC & CMA investigations and prosecutions, together with associated restraint and confiscation proceedings. His recent SFO experience includes the Alstom, Barclays Qatar, and Tesco investigations (acting for senior individuals under suspicion), as well as acting for Robert Tchenguiz in the SFO’s Kaupthing Bank investigation (including the successful Judicial Review challenge to SFO search warrants). Richard has acted in a number of FCA criminal and regulatory investigations for brokers, traders and senior executives, including in relation to allegations of insider dealing and market abuse. He is experienced in cartel investigations, both domestic investigations conducted by the CMA and cross-border anti-trust investigations (including those conducted by the US DoJ). Richard is also experienced in the international mutual legal assistance regime, and in leading and co-ordinating teams of lawyers in multi-jurisdictional investigations.

Harry Travers specialises in all aspects of business crime and regulation. He is one of only two lawyers specialising in business crime listed in the Chambers 100, which is a legal directory of the top 100 business lawyers in the UK across all areas of law. The directory particularly focuses on the “top 100 lawyers who excel in both technical legal ability and in client service”. He was also inducted into the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” in 2018, which recognises partners who are “at the pinnacle of the profession”.