George Kampanella > Bivonas Law LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Bivonas Law LLP Offices
Bivonas Law LLP
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Admitted as a solicitor in 1997, George specialises in fraud matters and regularly conducts complex and high profile cases. He has particular expertise in advising clients who find themselves under active investigation by the Serious Fraud Office, Metropolitan Police, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency and the Police Central e-Crimes Unit. George also acts for individuals facing investigation under Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and health professional regulatory bodies.
George is an expert in defending highly complex confiscation, cash seizures and restraint order proceedings. Noted for his advocacy skills, George holds higher rights of audience and regularly appears in all Criminal Courts.
George also acts for companies and individuals facing regulatory investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), including shadowing “Dawn Raids”, money laundering, highly complex fraud, bribery and corruption investigations and offences, including direct and indirect tax evasion and illegal trading.
George is a member of the International Bar Association, Law Society, Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers and Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates.
University of Buckingham, LLB (Hons); University of Central England, LPC.
Boutique firm Bivonas Law LLP specialises in financial services regulatory, civil, criminal and commercial litigation, notably in competition and enforcement related cases. White collar expert Cindy Dorrington is managing partner and acts for individuals and companies in high profile financial services cases. The financial services team includes Antony Brown who is known for industry expertise and managing complex matters that involve coordinating with overseas jurisdictions; Roland Ellis, who specialises in allegations of complex fraud; and John Bechelet, who has expertise in civil fraud and regulatory litigation. George Kampanella joined in 2018 and strengthens the firm’s white collar and fraud capabilities.
Specialist litigation boutique Bivonas Law LLP handles prosecution and defence of companies and individuals. The ‘impressive‘ team is adept at dealing with foreign and domestic regulators. Areas of expertise include the Bribery Act, corruption, risk management and cybercrime. Clients include private banks, advertising companies, service companies within the oil and gas industry, hotel groups and financial services industry organisations. Firm-wide senior partner Antony Brown specialises in managing large scale commercial disputes and criminal and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Sergey Litovchenko and George Kampanella both joined as partners from Pinsent Masons LLP and EBR Attridge LLP respectively. White collar and financial services regulatory partner Cindy Dorrington has taken up a new role as firm-wide managing partner, while Roland Ellis has been promoted to partner.
Bivonas Law LLP works on both trial and enforcement matters, regularly acting on investigations by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the NHS Fraud Investigations Unit and major business crime units of the Metropolitan and City of London Police. Particular areas of expertise include advising on allegations of bribery and corruption, unexplained wealth orders (UWOs), civil fraud, proceeds of crime, financial services and regulatory litigation. The firm is particularly experienced in handling cases with a Russian/ CIS element having been in an alliance with Russian white collar and commercial litigation firm Pen & Peter in 2016. Bivonas’ head of team, Antony Brown, is experienced representing CEOs of major corporates and banks, and individuals alleged to have links with organised crime. Cindy Dorrington was promoted to managing partner. George Kampanella joined as partner from EBR Attridge LLP while Roland Ellis was promoted to partner.
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