Cindy Dorrington > Bivonas Law LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Cindy specialises in regulatory investigations and enforcement, white-collar and business crime.
Cindy is an experienced practitioner who advises on a wide range of white collar crime and financial services regulatory matters. She has acted for both individuals and companies in investigations and proceedings brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the National Crime Agency (NCA), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and other prosecuting bodies.
Cindy specialises in the areas of financial services regulation and enforcement, complex financial frauds, money laundering, bribery and corruption offences, direct and indirect tax evasion and fraudulent trading. She also advises and represents individuals and third parties in proceedings relating to restraint orders, receiverships orders and cash seizures.
Cindy is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, International Bar Association and Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.
University of Natal (Durban) South Africa, BSc; South Bank University, CPE; London Guildhall University, LPC.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading individuals)
Litigation boutique Bivonas Law LLP brings its contentious expertise to bear on complex investigations and high-profile disputes. In addition to handling the gamut of regulatory cases, the firm is also well-placed to deal with the associated civil issues and any criminal liability. Practice head Cindy Dorrington is ‘known for her robust approach when dealing with the FCA and other regulators‘.
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 ‘brilliant’ Cindy 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.
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.
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.
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- Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals) London > Crime, fraud and licensing
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- Fraud: civil London > Crime, fraud and licensing
- Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates) London > Risk advisory