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: 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)

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.