Richard Sallybanks named amongst Global Elite Thought Leaders in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2019

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Richard Sallybanks named amongst Global Elite Thought Leaders in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2019

BCL partner, Richard Sallybanks has been named amongst the Global Elite Thought Leaders for Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2019 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 597 lawyers from 68 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.

BCL Solicitors LLP – Distinguishes itself as a go-to firm for investigations issues with six top-flight practitioners listed here.

    • The “fantastic and really clever” Richard Sallybanks clearly emerges as a standout player in the field, with sources describing him as a “star person” for representing individuals. He has acted in some of the highest-profile matters in recent years, including SFO investigations into Tesco and Alstom.
      Global Elite Thought Leader – Investigations


    • Harry Travers is highlighted by interviewees as a “fantastic practitioner”, noting that he is “tireless and thorough” when advising on sophisticated investigation proceedings.
      Thought Leader – Investigations


    • Ian Burton has extensive experience across his impressive career advising clients on high-profile white-collar crime issues and investigations on an international level.
      Global Investigations –  Recommended Lawyer


    • Michael Drury
      – Global Investigations –  Recommended Lawyer


    • Jane Glass
      – Global Investigations –  Recommended Lawyer


  • Shaul Brazil
    Global Investigations: Future Leaders – Partners

To read the full Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2019 guide please visit their website.

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 is a partner at BCL specialising 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”. He has had an involvement in numerous high profile commercial fraud and corruption investigations conducted by the Serious Fraud Office including, in the last few years, including ENRC, BAT, Serco, Balli Steel, Standard Bank, GPT/Airbus, Innospec, Libor, BAE and GP Noble.

Ian Burton is the senior partner and founder of BCL. Having been involved in most of the significant business crime investigations and prosecutions brought by the UK authorities over the last two decades, Ian has particular expertise and experience in providing discreet, prompt and clear advice to high profile individuals, corporations and Government bodies on a wide range of complex and sensitive issues nationally and internationally. These include commercial fraud, international financial regulation (including money laundering), tax investigations, company investigations, price-fixing, corruption, mutual legal assistance and extradition, and corporate manslaughter, and often require the co-ordination of a range of other professionals including accountants, tax advisers and media advisers, in a multi-jurisdictional context.

Michael Drury is a partner at BCL with a diverse practice, ranging from extradition (where he has successfully represented senior Ministers and others in former Soviet Union states, defeating extradition claims and securing the removal of and preventing the issue of Red Notices) to representing individuals in regulatory proceedings brought by the FCA (in LIBOR and other matters); acting in criminal investigations by the SFO (including for corporates and individuals in bribery and corruption cases, and in LIBOR); acting in investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office (in the spin off from NCA investigations into ‘blagging’); and representing individuals in arenas as wide ranging as the Metropolitan Police investigation into the alleged involvement of British officials in the transfer of individuals to Libya under the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to fraud investigations by a variety of police forces in England and Wales.

Jane Glass is a partner at BCL with particular expertise in advising in large, complex and high profile matters, often working alongside other professionals (e.g. solicitors instructed on other aspects of the case, public relations specialists, accountants and other experts). Throughout her career, she has been involved in advising and representing individuals in all areas of criminal law, regulatory matters, professional regulation, inquests, courts martial and public inquiry work.

Shaul Brazil is a partner at BCL specialising in business crime and regulatory enforcement. 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.