Senior Associate

Oliver Schneider-Sikorsky

Oliver is a barrister specialising in business crime, regulatory investigations, and general criminal litigation. His practice centres on defending the freedoms, assets, and reputation of High Net Worths (HNWs) and their family members.

Oliver’s clients are public figures, politically exposed persons, and HNWs in the business, finance, and entertainment sectors. He regularly coordinates complex cross-border defensive engagements for individuals and international family offices with sophisticated financial arrangements or business affairs.

Oliver has over a decade of experience as a commercial litigator, prosecutor, and criminal defence lawyer. He has particular expertise advising on sensitive issues that require an appreciation of both commercial and criminal issues.

Following a BA in Classics at Merton College, Oxford, Oliver began his legal career in 2010 at a leading American law firm in London – he qualified as a solicitor in the white-collar litigation team in 2012. He was subsequently admitted to the Bar in 2014. Oliver joined BCL from a leading London criminal defence team, prior to which he spent time as a Crown Prosecutor and later a barrister at 2 Hare Court representing clients in regulatory tribunals and the criminal courts.

Professional Memberships

  • Associates Committee, Commercial Litigators’ Forum
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Young Fraud lawyers Association

What the directories have said:

“I view him as a star in the making.”

Chambers Insights, 2022

“Oliver Schneider-Sikorsky is very calm and deals with cases very well.”

Chambers Insights, 2022