Anthony Hanratty

Senior Associate | London

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Anthony is a senior associate in the white collar defence and investigations team in London.

He advises corporates and individuals on criminal investigations, extradition proceedings, mutual legal assistance requests, regulatory enforcement actions and economic sanctions. He is frequently instructed in cross-border investigations concerning financial crime and misconduct and has represented clients facing proceedings initiated by agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency, Crown Prosecution Service, Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the 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', 'an excellent extradition lawyer with a lot of expertise', with 'considerable expertise in matters concerning serious charges, such as fraud and money laundering' 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 provides clients with holistic advice on myriad issues arising from cross-jurisdictional investigations. Anthony also has a busy practice advising clients on pre-emptive blocking/removal of INTERPOL Red Notices and Diffusions, together with the deletion of foreign convictions on their UK records.
The rapid expansion in the global use of economic sanctions means considerable uncertainty for individuals and entities doing business with sanctioned persons and/or in jurisdictions subject to sanctions. Anthony has advised individuals, charities, technology companies and financial institutions on sanctions issues concerning regimes such as Russia, Myanmar, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan.
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As a criminal lawyer, no one day is the same.

With the myriad prosecuting, regulatory, enforcement and investigative agencies operating around the world, my clients often have to deal with multiple parallel issues which can cause considerable personal and professional harm. This could include dealing with an investigator in Asia, a regulator in the US and challenging the decisions of a state. I enjoy working with clients to understand the sector they operate in, the risks they face, and the consequences to their livelihood in order to provide realistic, practical and achievable strategic advice.