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PCB Byrne

Financial Crime: Individuals

3 ranked lawyersBand 2London (Firms)UK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Provides highly tailored business crime representation to a range of organisations and senior professionals, mainly in the financial services sector. Offers extensive expertise in corruption proceedings and regulatory investigations. Strong reputation across financial crime including fraud, money laundering and tax investigations. A reliable choice for company executives facing potentially criminal SFO and FCA action. Strong record of acting in multi-agency rate-fixing investigations.

Strengths

Interviewees note: "They are brilliant - incredibly organised and give sensible advice."

Another source reports: "They are excellent for fraud matters. A very good team with excellent lawyers and superb client care."

Work highlights

Represented two former board members of a life sciences company in proceedings concerning alleged price manipulation and bribery following a joint SFO and DOJ investigation.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Frankland regularly advises on multi-jurisdictional investigations led by the SFO and DOJ into bribery, fraud and corruption allegations.
"He is excellent - very sensible, a good tactician and has a keen intellect." "He is an incredibly talented individual."

Michael Potts is a respected practitioner noted for his experience advising clients on domestic and multi-jurisdictional investigations into allegations of corruption and tax fraud.
"He is very impressive." "He is very experienced and a skilful tactician."

Sara Teasdale focuses her practice on large-scale SFO and FCA investigations, advising senior executives on a range of issues including bribery, corruption and money laundering.
"She is good, has strong commercial knowledge and is a very safe pair of hands for sensitive matters."

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Overview

The criminal team defends major prosecutions by the principal prosecution agencies (including the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, CMA, HMRC, MHRA (Medical & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) and specialist departments of the Crown Prosecution Service). Work covers all aspects of fraud allegations, money laundering issues, bribery and corruption, market abuse investigations, stock exchange inquiries, tax investigations, restraint and sanctions issues and investigations pursued by competition authorities. Often such investigations have a cross border element.





Financial Crime: Individuals

PCB Byrne

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Location

1 Plough Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 1DE

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Financial Crime: Individuals


Matthew Frankland
Band 2
Michael Potts
Band 2
Sara Teasdale
Band 3