Shaul Brazil

“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 (Business Crime Defence and Investigations) and is listed by Global Investigations Review as one of the world’s leading young investigations specialists.

Shaul specialises in acting for individuals and companies in complex cross-border matters. He has extensive experience advising on multi-jurisdictional corruption and fraud investigations, asset recovery proceedings (in the UK and overseas), and extradition proceedings (in particular, politically motivated requests). He has acted in numerous high-profile investigations and prosecutions brought by the SFO and many other UK and overseas enforcement authorities.

Shaul also has broad experience acting in ancillary matters such as judicial review proceedings, FCA investigations and applications to Interpol for the deletion of notices or diffusions. He advises companies in relation to regulatory and criminal law issues such as anti-bribery and corruption and anti-money laundering compliance, data protection and responding to requests for assistance in law enforcement investigations.

Shaul studied Business Administration at the University of Bath. He was called to the Bar in 2003 and joined BCL as an employed barrister in 2007. He was admitted to partnership in January 2013.


  • 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

What the directories have said:

“Shaul is extremely committed to the client’s cause. He never gives up and always tries to find the best solution to any problem.” 

Chambers UK, 2022

“Shaul is very smart, creative, and never loses sight of the bigger picture.” … “An energetic and sharp-minded practitioner who is totally focused on the case.”

Chambers UK, 2022

“He is extremely good and fights cases extremely hard – you couldn’t really hope for a more committed defence solicitor if you were in trouble.”

Chambers UK, 2022

“We think particularly highly of Shaul Brazil. He is fantastic. He provides very clear and direct advice, he’s really enthusiastic and passionate about what he does.”

Chambers UK, 2022

“Shaul is thorough, extremely responsive and solution-oriented and extremely committed to the client’s cause. He never gives up and always tries to find the best solution to any problem during a long play trial. He is experienced in handling multi-jurisdictional white-collar cases. He evaluates all aspects of the case in a very fair approach, which enables him to be very persuasive when he appears before the judicial and other competent authorities.”

The Legal 500, 2021

“Shaul Brazil is an excellent lawyer with the ability to come right to the point and find the solution for the client quickly.”

The Legal 500, 2021

“He is tenacious and clever. He gets to the heart of an issue very quickly. He has both enormous energy and enormous talent.”

Chambers Insights, 2022

“Shaul is thorough, solution-oriented, extremely responsive and committed to the client’s cause. He never gives up and always tries to find the best solution to a problem. Shaul is experienced at handling [a certain type of case], and he evaluates every aspect in a very fair manner, which enables him to be very persuasive. He has the ability to perceive and adapt files to suit the audience. Common sense is Shaul’s strength, and he is a very convincing figure.”

Chambers Insights, 2022

“Shaul Brazil has great experience and is energetic, sharp-minded and totally focused to the case.” … “He has sound judgement and is a strong criminal practitioner.”

Chambers Insights, 2022

“… sharp-minded, with great experience.”
“He is an intelligent, hard-working lawyer with great commerciality.” “He is knowledgeable, experienced and confident, and he instils confidence in you that you are in a safe pair of hands.”

Chambers UK, 2021

“… his ability to hold everything together with complete control during complex proceedings is really excellent.”
“He is on top of the details in a way that is really quite astonishing,”
“He always thinks outside of the box, which makes people think of him as one of the leading future stars of the profession.”
“He is extremely tenacious and clearly cares a lot about his clients, who feel they have a fighter in their corner.”

Chambers UK, 2020

“… one of the Premier League of financial crime lawyers in the country,”
“He is a ferocious defender. He is very clever and very strategic.”
“… he knows the case inside and out, he knows every single document – he is remarkable.”

Chambers HNW, 2020

“… he is tenacious and extremely effective, with experience beyond his years in serious fraud and related proceedings.”
“He is extremely clever and determined and manages to get on top of extremely difficult cases very quickly.”
“He has an excellent rapport with clients and is exceptionally hard-working.”

Chambers UK, 2019

“… 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, 2018

“… a very vigorous defence of clients” and “a work rate second to none.”

Chambers UK, 2017

“He is very good at focusing in at the crux of the matter so the problem is dealt with.”

Chambers HNW, 2017

“… staunch defender of his clients who has a clever tactical eye”

The Legal 500, 2017

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