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BCL Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Business crime and regulation.


Shaul Brazil is a partner at BCL specialising in business crime and regulatory enforcement. Recommended in Chambers UK and Chambers HNW, he is also ranked as an expert in Who’s Who Legal (Business Crime Defence and Investigations). Shaul specialises in acting for individuals and companies in complex cross-border matters. He has extensive experience advising on multi-jurisdictional corruption and fraud investigations, asset recovery proceedings (in the UK and overseas), and extradition proceedings (in particular, politically motivated requests). He has acted in numerous high-profile investigations and prosecutions brought by the SFO and many other UK and overseas enforcement authorities.

Shaul also has broad experience acting in ancillary matters such as judicial review proceedings, FCA investigations and applications to Interpol for the deletion of notices or diffusions. He advises companies in relation to regulatory and criminal law issues such as anti-bribery and corruption and anti-money laundering compliance, data protection and responding to requests for assistance in law enforcement investigations.


Called to the Bar 2003, trained QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers and joined BCL Solicitors in 2007 becoming a partner in 2013.


International Bar Association; Fraud Lawyers Association; Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum; Lincoln’s Inn.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

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Counting CEOs, politicians, and business leaders among its client base, the ‘incredibly imaginative’ BCL Solicitors LLP team regularly advises on SFO and financial crime investigations. The group routinely acts for individuals across industries ranging from energy to banking, demonstrating in-depth expertise in everything from money laundering, to tax investigations, to Russian sanction issues. Richard Sallybanks leads the business crime and regulation division, deploying a ‘global view’ to international fraud and bribery investigations, while Ian Burton has 40 years’ experience handling corruption and extradition matters for domestic and international clients. Harry Travers has an eye for ‘meticulous detail’, regularly assisting individuals involved in contentious tax proceedings and commercial fraud, while Shula de Jersey is an expert on financial crime. Michael Drury is knowledgeable on data and information law issues, and Julian Hayes supports clients in SFO and FCA actions. Shaul Brazil has specialist knowledge in criminal and civil fraud cases, and John Binns specialises in asset forfeiture and complex sanction matters. Anoushka Warlow, Oliver Schneider-Sikorsky and Hannah Raphael are also recommended.

London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)

Being long-standing and renowned specialists in corporate crime and regulation, the BCL Solicitors LLP team – steered by Richard Sallybanks – is routinely instructed in many significant financial crime investigations conducted by the SFO, HMRC, and the FCA. The firm also has considerable expertise in AML and ESG compliance, with the ‘thoughtful and incisive’ John Binns being a specialist in money laundering matters and corporate criminal offences. Shaul Brazil focuses on sanctions-related compliance issues, while the ‘standout’ Richard Reichman handles regulatory investigations. Julian Hayes concentrates on financial crime affairs, and Anoushka Warlow is noted for her knowledge of serious and commercial fraud.