Webinar: The HNW Client & Financial Crime Investigations – a Multiplicity of Threats

Webinar: The HNW Client & Financial Crime Investigations – a Multiplicity of Threats

In conjunction with Chambers and Partners High Net Worth UK guide, BCL will be delivering a webinar on Thursday, 25th February 2021 titled ‘The HNW Client & Financial Crime Investigations – a Multiplicity of Threats’.

Find out more and register here.

During this session BCL Partners Shaul Brazil, Michael Drury, Ellen Peart and Richard Sallybanks will be discussing how to recognise and address the frequent issues that arise in financial crime investigations against HNW clients.

Key discussion points will include:

  • The diverse circumstances in which practitioners advising HNW clients might encounter cases that involve potential criminal issues
  • Consequences for the client’s ability to deal with their assets and conduct business
  • International enforcement, including extradition, Interpol and mutual legal assistance
  • Competing interests between the client, corporate structures and third parties
  • The need for a coordinated and strategic response

The webinar will be followed by a live Q&A session.

To register for this webinar please visit the Chambers and Partners registration page 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.

Michael Drury is a partner at BCL with a diverse practice, ranging from extradition to representing individuals in regulatory proceedings brought by the FCA; acting in criminal investigations by the SFO; and is a leading expert on surveillance and investigatory powers as well as information law and cybercrime.

Ellen Peart is a partner specialising in serious and general criminal matters; her practice now focuses on representing individuals who face allegations in respect of sexual offences, assault, homicide, dishonesty, harassment, firearms and computer misuse. She often represents high-profile individuals and is sensitive and experienced in dealing with reputation management issues.

Richard Sallybanks specialises 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.