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Provided by Giles Bark-Jones

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Giles Bark-Jones has defended clients in many of the largest white-collar crime and fraud cases of recent times. His impressive track record and wide experience includes representing high-net-worth individuals in prosecutions and investigations brought by the SFO, the FCA, HMRC and other bodies.

Giles’s track record includes the SFO investigation into Rolls-Royce, acting for a number of key individuals; R v Asil Nadir (an SFO prosecution involving allegations of theft from Polly Peck International); and the Adoboli case (involving a US$2.3bn trading loss fraud at UBS). Other recent highlights include acting for three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker in relation to criminal charges brought by the Insolvency Service following his bankruptcy, and acting for the Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus in connection with the Polly Peck/Asil Nadir case.

On the tax side, Giles has a similarly impressive record including a substantial MTIC fraud case involving an OCG; an £800m international tax fraud; and a case involving NCA / SKAT (Danish tax authority) investigations into a £1.5bn fraud against the tax authorities in multiple jurisdictions.

Giles is an expert in serious general crime as well as criminal fraud, and his practice includes high-profile murder/manslaughter cases and cases involving offences under anti-terrorism legislation.

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Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals - UK
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Giles Bark-Jones is a well-known figure in the financial crime space. An interviewee states: "Giles is the powerhouse of the firm. He's a very good fraud lawyer, who's got immense connections with a great many people."

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Giles Bark-Jones
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