BCL Solicitors author the England & Wales chapter of The Law Reviews’ Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review

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BCL partners, Shaul Brazil and John Binns examine the assortment of statutory provisions that apply to criminal law in England and Wales in relation to bribery and corruption for The Law Reviews’ Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review (7th Edition).

Anti-corruption enforcement continues to be an increasingly global endeavour and this seventh edition of The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review is no exception. It presents the views and observations of leading anti-corruption practitioners in jurisdictions spanning every region of the globe. It will be interesting to see how courts and companies navigate the differing and evolving legal regimes in the year ahead. The chapters in this book, which contain a wealth of learning about these significant developments around the world, will serve as a useful place to begin.

You can read the England and Wales chapter of The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Reviewhere


Shaul Brazil 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.

John Binns is a partner at BCL specialising in all aspects of business crime, with a particular interest in confiscation, civil recovery and money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”). He has particular expertise in the myriad legal provisions on anti-money laundering (“AML”) requirements in the regulated sector under the Money Laundering Regulations (“MLR”), civil recovery and confiscation of the proceeds of crime, and criminal offences of money laundering under POCA, as well as related areas such as financial sanctions. He advises businesses (inside and outside the regulated sector) on AML policies and procedures generally, as well as particular risks that may arise under the MLR, POCA, and sanctions laws, including advice on the submission of Suspicious Activity Reports and consent requests. He regularly represents individuals and businesses in connection with confiscation, property freezing and restraint orders, including in relation to applications to defend, discharge or vary such orders.

*Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in December 2018. For further information please visit www.thelawreviews.co.uk.