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London: Corporate and commercial

Financial services
Financial services contentious - ranked: tier 4

Bivonas Law LLP

Litigation boutique Bivonas Law LLP provides an 'exceptional level of service' to individuals facing regulatory investigations or criminal charges. In recent years the firm has secured numerous successes for individuals accused of market manipulation, in relation to financial benchmarks including LIBOR. The 'experienced and diligent' Cindy Dorrington is praised for her 'second-to-none knowledge of the evidence'. Anthony Brown and John Bechelet are also recommended.

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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 3

Bivonas Law LLP

Bivonas Law LLP is a boutique firm that deals with criminal and civil fraud work with a particular focus on the financial services industry. The firm often deals with multi-jurisdictional matters and has a history of advising Russian and CIS-based clients. Antony Brown heads the team, supported by John Bechelet, who has ‘an experienced and pragmatic approach to the advice and support he provides’. Russian advocate Geliya Chukmarova specialises in Russian civil, commercial and regulatory litigation. The team is ‘unflappable and direct’ and ‘absolutely know what they are doing’.

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Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Bivonas Law LLP

Bivonas Law LLP specialises in financial crime, confiscation and forfeiture. Antony Brown heads the team and has ‘a sharp legal mind and vast legal knowledge, a positive approach to work and an awareness of business needs’. Steve Sharp is ‘excellent in all respects: an astute lawyer, shrewd and exercises good judgement’. Cindy Dorrington is ‘sharp, intelligent and a good strategic thinker’. Anthony Hanratty joined the firm as senior associate.

Leading individuals

Cindy Dorrington - Bivonas Law LLP

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime
Regulatory investigations and corporate crime - ranked: tier 3

Bivonas Law LLP

Bivonas Law LLP advises a variety of corporations and senior executives across a range of sectors including banking, advertising, oil and gas, traders, hotels and financial services. It is adept at handling FCA investigations, enforcement and interventions. A particular area of expertise is the Bribery Act and also the prevention and risk management of corporate crime, including cyber crime. Head of team Anthony Brown has ‘a sharp legal mind, vast legal knowledge, a positive approach to work, awareness of business needs and a high-level of professionalism’. Steve Sharp has ‘wide experience, a good legal brain, works like a Trojan and is a great team member’.

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