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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 3 Practice Areas
3
Financial Services
7 Years Ranked
4
Financial Crime
9 Years Ranked

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Provided by Robin Barclay KC

UK Bar

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Robin Barclay KC is a leading commercial Silk well-known for working in high-stake disputes and investigations involving significant corporate clients, senior professionals and UHNW individuals. His practice areas include fraud, banking, financial services and professional discipline, financial crime and economic sanctions.

Robin’s fraud work embraces high-value civil and criminal matters with a focus on cross-border disputes and investigations as well as interim relief, remedies and orders. He is regularly instructed in matters at the highest level by Boards, senior management teams and individuals and is highly regarded for his holistic and astute strategic advice and advocacy.

He is regularly instructed in banking disputes, especially those featuring injunctions concerning asset freezes, challenger banks, fintech and cryptocurrencies and reporting and compliance with sanctions and money laundering regulations.

He has extensive experience of financial services and professional disciplinary regulatory investigations and proceedings. He is well-known for his expertise in market abuse, Listing and the Takeover Code, senior management misconduct, fiduciary and trust matters, serious corporate governance failings and has acted for major issuers, senior managers and accountants in many of the UK audit and accountancy scandals of recent times.

He has also acted in many of the most significant global financial crime matters of the past decade, especially those involving allegations of bribery and money laundering in Africa, Russia and the CIS. Following the conflict in Ukraine in 2022 he has been the sanctions counsel-of-choice for UK, overseas and Russian companies and individuals of the highest profile affected by designations and prohibitions.

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Financial Crime: Corporates - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Robin Barclay KC
Robin Barclay KC is known for his expedient strategic advice, practical approach and provision of great client service. His practice sees him advising on corporate regulatory compliance matters as well as white-collar crime cases concerning bribery, corruption, money laundering and market manipulation. He is well versed in the defence of financial services clients before the FCA, and also wins instructions from corporate clients in a wide variety of industries and cases.


Financial Services - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Robin Barclay KC
Robin Barclay KC is a leading practitioner in many areas of financial services, whose widely acknowledged expertise in financial crime, fraud and other regulatory matters makes him an increasingly popular choice for both individuals and companies. He regularly drafts independent board reports, and his experience in civil and criminal matters means that he is often called upon to advise on a range of cross-border issues.


Financial Crime - London (Bar)
4
Band 4

Robin Barclay KC
Robin Barclay KC is known for his expedient strategic advice, practical approach and provision of great client service. His practice sees him advising on corporate regulatory compliance matters as well as white-collar crime cases concerning bribery, corruption, money laundering and market manipulation. He is well versed in the defence of financial services clients before the FCA, and also wins instructions from corporate clients in a wide variety of industries and cases.

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