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 individuals in prosecutions and investigations brought by the SFO, the FCA, HMRC and other bodies.

Giles acted for a number of key individuals in connection with the SFO investigation into Rolls-Royce; R v Asil Nadir (SFO prosecution involving allegations of theft from Polly Peck International); and the Adoboli case (US$2.3bn trading loss fraud at UBS). Other highlights include R v F & Others, described by prosecution counsel as the ‘biggest case ever’ involving allegations of carbon trading fraud. On the tax side, Giles has a similarly impressive record including a substantial MTIC fraud case involving an OCG alleged to be accountable to the UK Exchequer through associated large-scale VAT and Excise duty frauds; an £800m international tax fraud; and a £100m multi-jurisdictional matter described by KPMG and the Daily Telegraph as “one of the biggest direct tax frauds in UK history”. Giles has also been assisting a number of clients in National Crime Agency and SKAT (Danish tax authority) investigations into a £1.5bn fraud against the tax authorities in a number of countries.