Anthony Hanratty

Senior Associate | London

Secretary Danielle Bye


Anthony is a senior associate in the White Collar Defence and Investigations team.

He advises corporates and individuals on criminal investigations, extradition proceedings, mutual legal assistance requests, regulatory enforcement actions and economic sanctions. He has represented clients facing proceedings initiated by agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office, National Crime Agency, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, Crown Prosecution Service, Financial Conduct Authority and US Department of Justice.

Anthony has consistently been ranked as a Leading Individual for Crime: Extradition in Chambers and Partners UK Guide where he has been described as 'brilliant', 'outstanding', 'tactically very astute' and 'highly regarded for his expertise in extradition law'. He has acted in some of the most complex and high-profile extradition cases to date and regularly advises clients on cross-jurisdictional investigations and the removal of INTERPOL Red Notices.

In recent years, Anthony has conducted internal investigations for a major UK performing arts charity and a national social welfare charity following allegations of employee fraud, advised a UK plc following allegations of of insider trading, advised an individual in an FCA investigation for operating an unauthorised collective investment scheme and advised foreign nationals and entities on compliance with economic sanctions.

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I'm a firm believer that everyone is entitled to due process and fair representation

I'm a firm believer that everyone is entitled to due process and fair representation, whether that's an individual or corporation, regardless of what circumstances they may find themselves in with a prosecuting agency or regulator.

I have represented clients facing investigation and/or prosecution for over 14 years and the best piece of advice I can give is to be pro-active and not reactive. I enjoy working with clients to understand the issues they face, the personal and professional consequences of those issues and how we can develop a realistic and achievable strategy. Often, investigations can be headed off at the initial stages through early engagement with all parties.