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

Bivonas Law LLP
24 Cornhill
London
EC3V 3ND
England

Position

Senior Partner

Career

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”.

Memberships

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

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Antony BrownBivonas Law LLP

Boutique white-collar firm Bivonas Law LLP has a successful record across criminal fraud representations, successfully defending directors, public officials, and high net-worth individuals throughout complex cases brought by UK and international bodies, encompassing initial investigations, criminal confiscation proceedings, and trial, with all senior team members offering significant litigation experience. While independent, the firm maintains a significant international referral network, and has handled cases in jurisdictions across Europe, Africa, Asia, and most notably Russia, and has represented public sector officials internationally. The team is headed up by highly experienced senior partner Antony Brown , who has handled several of the firm’s high-profile multijurisdictional cases, Cindy Dorrington , a ‘master of the subject matter‘ across fraud, corruption, and financial services regulatory proceedings, and ‘seasoned proSteve Sharp. Roland Ellis  is a key name for complex fraud proceedings, and George Kampanella specialises in criminal fraud and financial crime prosecutions brought the SFO, FCA, and HMRC, among others.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Bivonas Law LLP fields a ‘close knit group that strives to provide a highly personalised service for clients’. The boutique firm can cover civil, criminal and regulatory matters and has experience in acting in cases with a CIS region or Russian element. Its clients include states, international banks and bankers, and high-net-worth individuals. Team leader John Bechelet has long-standing experience in commercial and civil fraud litigation, while Antony Brown also covers criminal fraud cases. Roland Ellis has knowledge of white collar crime, and Manraj Somal joined as senior consultant in July 2021 from Rosenblatt (part of RBG Legal Services).

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

Litigation boutique Bivonas Law LLP is home to Cindy Dorrington, a leading name for cases brought by the SFO, FCA, CPS, NCA and HMRC; she is supported by Antony Brown, a lawyer with 30 years of experience in contentious affairs, and John Bechelet whose illustrious track record includes successes in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

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

Bivonas Law LLP utilises its boutique structure to provide a partner-led service to corporates and public entities facing high-stakes corporate crime and regulatory proceedings, representing companies facing SFO and FCA investigations as well as handling cross-border and international cases before regulatory and enforcement agencies and carrying significantly reputational risk. The team offers key litigation expertise as well as knowledge of civil proceedings, allowing them to handle parallel proceedings, as well as working closely with counsel at the trial stage of criminal cases. The firm is headed by senior partner Antony Brown, the ‘exceptional’ Cindy Dorrington who has strong expertise in corporate corruption cases, and Steve Sharp, who has advised clients on criminal and regulatory proceedings brought by all key UK regulators.