Anthony Hanratty

Senior Associate | London

Secretary Danielle Bye


Track record

Italy extradition request

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.

FCA compliance issues

Advising several EMIs in relation to ongoing FCA compliance issues.

Cross-jurisdictional mutual legal assistance

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.

UHNWI extradition

Involved in advising a UHNWI where extradition proceedings were contemplated, in parallel with civil fraud proceedings in Russia and asylum proceedings in the UK.

US extradition resistance

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.

Paraguay extradition request

Represented an individual in the first extradition request from Paraguay in relation to a highly publicised pension fraud fund valued at $60m.

Turkey extradition request

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.

OFSI licence

Advised on obtaining a licence from OFSI to receive funds from a designated person following a court awarded financial settlement in divorce proceedings.


  • '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