Oliver Schneider-Sikorsky

“I view him as a star in the making.”

Chambers UK


Oliver is a partner specialising in business crime, regulatory investigations, and general criminal litigation. His practice centres on defending the freedoms, assets, and reputations 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 a unique variety of experience as a commercial litigator, prosecutor, and criminal defence lawyer. He has particular expertise advising on sensitive issues that require an appreciation of the interplay between commercial, criminal, and reputational 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.


  • Legal 500 – Next Generation Partner
  • Private Client Global Elite Directory – Tier 1 Elite, Criminal Litigation and Reputation / Crisis Management

Notable work in the public domain

Oliver led the defence of Kevin Spacey resulting in his acquittal in July 2023.

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 UK, 2022

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

Chambers UK, 2022