Antony Brown > Bivonas Law LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bivonas Law LLP
24 Cornhill


Senior Partner


Antony is the Senior Partner and one of the founder members of Bivonas Law. He specialises in managing large scale commercial disputes, criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions.

Antony was in business before qualifying as a lawyer and has 32 years’ experience working within a variety of industry sectors. He has travelled extensively and worked for some years in the USA. Antony has a consistent track record of success advising numerous senior individuals in the most challenging of circumstances. Antony has been and remains actively involved in all of Bivonas’ major cases over the past 20 years.

Antony is an advisor to several security companies with operations in the UK, Russia, CIS and the Czech Republic.

Antony is consistently recommended in the Legal 500, he is noted for his “strategic abilities” and “can be relied on to deliver”. Bivonas Law LLP is said to “stand out as a beacon of quality” under Antony’s leadership, and he is praised for “understanding how the City works”.


Antony is a member of the International Bar Association, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and the British-Russian Law Association.


BPP University College (GDL graduate); CILEX Law School.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Turned to for its capabilities in both civil and criminal fraud, Bivonas Law LLP  is a key port of call for clients ranging from African states, international banks and bankers to high-net-worth Russian individuals. Practice head John Bechelet  is a highly experienced litigator, who specialises in both domestic and multi-jurisdictional commercial and civil fraud matters. Other key names include Antony Brown, a prolific advisor, who brings over 30 years of experience to bear on cross-border litigation cases. The ‘brilliantCindy Dorrington is recommended for her expertise in money laundering, business crime, and financial services regulatory proceedings, while Roland Ellis  has knowledge of white collar crime.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)

(Leading individuals)

Antony BrownBivonas Law LLP

Acting for foreign government officials, CEOs, and entrepreneurs, the ‘unique team of experienced lawyers’ at Bivonas Law LLP is consistently instructed by clients in high-profile SFO, HMRC and FCA investigations. The group demonstrates significant expertise handling complex fraud and sanction compliance matters, with particular strength in both the crypto market and tax litigation proceedings. Senior partner Antony Brown has advised domestic and international clients for more than 30 years on civil and criminal fraud issues, while Cindy Dorrington specialises in regulatory litigation, money laundering, and proceeds of crime investigations. Steve Sharp deals with complex financial fraud, bribery, and corruption cases, whilst Roland Ellis has seen regular involvement in high-profile SFO investigations. Manraj Somal acts for individuals in NCA and FRC proceedings. Gary Chatfield joined as a senior consultant from the National Crime Agency in March 2023.

London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)

With more than 25 years of experience in the regulatory and corporate crime market, the ‘highly professional’ team at Bivonas Law LLP represents a vast network of clients, including financial institutions, hotel groups, and advertising companies. The practice has considerable experience of dealing with major prosecutions and investigations brought by the SFO, FCA, and HMRC, revolving around bribery allegations, money laundering, and serious fraud. Antony Brown co-heads the group, drawing on his civil and criminal fraud expertise to handle complex cross-border prosecutions, while fellow co-chairs Steve Sharp and Cindy Dorrington both handle regulatory and corporate investigations, and high-profile criminal cases.