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Bivonas Law is a leading criminal litigation and commercial disputes boutique based in the City of London.

The firm: Bivonas Law was established in 1997 and from the outset has acted in large-scale commercial disputes, criminal investigations and prosecutions, and regulatory investigations.

Bivonas Law has a track record spanning two decades of succeeding in cases where the client, usually an individual or a privately owned business, is facing significant financial, reputational or criminal liability. The firm regularly acts in matters where the other side is a bank, financial institution or multinational company.

The firm's cases are often multi-jurisdictional and high-profile. It has a global network of trusted high-level advisers, experts and business connections, which allows it to meet the most complex of challenges and succeed for its clients.

Types of work undertaken: Criminal investigations and prosecutions: the business crime team at Bivonas Law has an in-depth knowledge built over 20 years of defending and advising both individuals and companies facing investigation and prosecution. The firm regularly deals with the Serious Fraud Office, the National Crime Agency, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Financial Conduct Authority. A significant proportion of its work relates to global investigations involving overseas law enforcement agencies and industry regulators such as the US Department of Justice, the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Japan's Financial Services Agency and numerous government agencies across Europe. Bivonas Law has been instructed in many high profile cases in recent years, including matters involving bribery and corruption, benchmark manipulation (such as Libor), Ponzi schemes, carbon trading frauds, insider dealing, market abuse, boiler room frauds, tax evasion and other financial crime.

Commercial litigation: Bivonas Law provides a full litigation and dispute resolution service for the business client, whether acting for the claimant or defendant. The firm acts in a range of complex, multi-jurisdictional and high-value disputes, requiring expertise in asset tracing, trust litigation, freezing injunctions, search orders and disclosure orders.

Regulatory and disciplinary investigations: Bivonas Law acts for individuals and companies facing regulatory and disciplinary proceedings. The practice is recognised as a leader in relation to Financial Conduct Authority investigations and enforcement. The firm regularly advises professionals from other regulated sectors in relation to allegations of misconduct as well as advising company directors facing disqualification.

Employment: Bivonas Law acts for senior individuals and corporate clients facing litigation, particularly in the areas of financial services and when there are parallel proceedings taken by a regulator, both in the UK and overseas. The firm acts in complex matters such as dismissal claims, whistleblowing, bonus claims and shareholders disputes.

  • Breakdown of work %
  • Criminal investigations and prosecutions: 40
  • Commercial litigation: 30
  • Regulatory and disciplinary investigations : 30

  • Languages
  • Spanish
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • English (fluent)
  • Member
  • International Bar Association

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