The HNW Client and Financial Crime Investigations – a Multiplicity of Threats

About this webinar

During this session Chambers HNW Editor and BCL Partners Shaul Brazil, Michael Drury, Ellen Peart and Richard Sallybanks will be discussing the multiplicity of risks facing HNW clients in financial crime.

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

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

Event Details:
Event date
Thursday, 25 February 2021
04:00 pm - 04:45 pm UTC
Event location
Event tiers
Law Firms - Free
In-House Legal Teams - Free

In association with:
Simon Christian, speaker at chambers webinars
Simon Christian, Editor - Chambers and Partners
Simon was a researcher and later a deputy editor on the Chambers UK team, before becoming editor of the Chambers High Net Worth guide. He has an LLB in Laws from University College London. He also studied for the BPTC at City Law School and was Called to the Bar at Middle Temple.
Shaul Brazil, Partner - BCL Solicitors
Shaul is a partner at BCL specialising in business crime and regulatory enforcement. 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.
Michael Drury, Partner - BCL Solicitors
Michael joined BCL as a partner in September 2010 from GCHQ where for a number of years he was Director for Legal Affairs and a member of the main Board of Directors. Michael’s practice is diverse, ranging from extradition, where he has successfully represented senior Ministers and others in former Soviet Union states and a number of significant Turkish businessmen (falsely alleged to be terrorists and part of the 2016 coup attempt) defeating extradition claims and securing the removal of and preventing the issue of Red Notices; 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), as well as infraud investigations by a variety of police forces in England and Wales; to achieving successful outcomes for clients ininvestigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office, in the spin off from National Crime Agency (‘NCA’) investigations into ‘blagging’.
Ellen Peart, Partner - BCL Solicitors
Ellen is a partner at BCL 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 and high-net worth individuals and is sensitive and experienced in dealing with reputation management issues. Ellen provides specialist police station advice as well as advice to clients in relation to interviews conducted by other prosecution agencies. She has a wealth of experience and success in making representations to the CPS, or other relevant prosecuting agency, that no further action should be taken.
Richard Sallybanks, Partner - BCL Solicitors
Richard has been a partner at BCL since 1999 and 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, including the UK Commercial Director of Tesco who was acquitted at trial of fraud and false accounting charges), as well as acting for Robert Tchenguiz (and his associated companies) in the SFO’s Kaupthing Bank investigation (including the successful Judicial Review challenge to SFO search warrants). Richard has also 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 has also defended in HMRC criminal investigations, as well as advising high-net worth individuals in HMRC CoP 9 investigations. 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.
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Thursday, 25 Feb 2021 • 04:00 pm UTC
The HNW Client and Financial Crime Investigations – a Multiplicity of Threats
Law Firms - Free
In-House Legal Teams - Free