15 March 2022 - Article
Successfully resisted an extradition request from the Italian authorities where his client, a practicing US attorney, had been convicted of a bankruptcy fraud valued at 100m euros in relation to a multi-national technology company.
Advising several EMIs in relation to ongoing FCA compliance issues.
Represented a UHNWI in a cross-jurisdictional mutual legal assistance application with underlying allegations of theft of trading algorithms and fraud where concurrent proceedings were ongoing in Cyprus, Monaco and Greece.
Involved in advising a UHNWI where extradition proceedings were contemplated, in parallel with civil fraud proceedings in Russia and asylum proceedings in the UK.
Represented an individual arrested on an extradition request from the US for offences of hacking in to various government institutions, including the US Army, Missile Defence Agency and NASA. Extradition was resisted after the ‘forum’ bar was successfully argued for the first time.
Represented an individual in the first extradition request from Paraguay in relation to a highly publicised pension fraud fund valued at $60m.
Represented a serving member of the Armed Forces following an extradition request from Turkey. Anthony was able to successfully resist the extradition request, remove the Turkish conviction from the UK Police National Computer and ensure INTERPOL held no records in relation to the conviction.
Advised on obtaining a licence from OFSI to receive funds from a designated person following a court awarded financial settlement in divorce proceedings.
Represented Chinese national in a successful application to discharge an Account Freezing Order following detailed investigation and preparation of financial documents.
England and Wales 2007
Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 – Mondaq 25 July 2018
Can the European Arrest Warrant Bring About Political Change – Mondaq 24 July 2018
Russian Assurances – Mondaq 11 July 2018
Why SFO Closed Its LIBOR Manipulation Investigation – Law360 5 February 2020
Regularly comments in national media, including Bloomberg, Sky News, Law360, Financial Times, The Times and Sky News
International Bar Association
Fraud Lawyer’s Association
European Criminal Bar Association
Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum (Founding Committee Member)
‘European Extradition Law’ panel (Chair) - Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum annual conference 2019
‘Mutual Legal Assistance’ seminar (Chair) – Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum 21 January 2020
‘Poland – the threat to judicial independence (Chair) – Defence Extradition Lawyer’s Forum 25 November 2020
‘Sanctions: Recent developments and their effect on cross-border disputes’ webinar (Speaker) – 18 May 2021
Regularly comments on legal issues for Sky News, BBC News and Voice of America
Me in a minute
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.
In recent years I have been involved with a number of cases which have shone a light on the inadequacies of legal systems in foreign jurisdictions and some of my most rewarding cases have been where I have successfully argued that a client’s fundamental human rights, such as the right to a fair trial and the right not suffer inhuman or degrading treatment, would be breached if they were to prosecuted abroad.