Roland Ellis > Bivonas Law LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Bivonas Law LLP
24 Cornhill




Roland is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer. He defends both individuals and companies facing allegations of misconduct in the areas of business crime, financial regulation, tax disputes and competition law. His cases are often multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional and Roland’s broad litigation experience enables him to manage effectively his clients’ exposure to liability. He has been involved in some of the UK’s most complex, high value and high profile investigations and proceedings and has particular expertise in dealing with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).


Roland is a founding member of the Fraud Lawyers Association.


The College of Law, Guildford, PgDL; The College of Law, Guildford, LPC.

Lawyer Rankings

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

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.