BCL partner, Shaul Brazil, who is currently co-chairing a session at the International Bar Association Transnational Crime Conference in Buenos Aires, has been quoted in The Times discussing the session and it’s topic of Extradition.
An extract from the article, written by Edward Fennell and featuring Shaul Brazil’s quote:
‘The increasing use — or misuse — of extradition proceedings will be front and centre today in Buenos Aires, where the International Bar Association is holding its transnational crime conference. “Extradition proceedings, and associated processes such as Interpol red notices, continue to be misused for political purposes,” says Shaul Brazil of the London firm BCL, who will chair the session. “Recent requests to the UK made by Russia and Turkey are cases in point. Traditionally, however, the UK courts can be relied on to safeguard the rights of individuals from abusive and politically motivated proceedings.” One suspects that supporters of Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, might dispute that last claim.’
This article was originally published in The Times on 16th May 2019. You can read the full article on their website here.
Shaul Brazil is a partner at BCL specialising in business crime and regulatory enforcement, 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.