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Robin Barclay KC is a leading commercial Silk well-known for working in high-stake disputes and investigations involving significant corporate clients, senior professionals and UHNW individuals. His practice areas include fraud, banking, financial services and professional discipline, financial crime and economic sanctions.

Robin’s fraud work embraces high-value civil and criminal matters with a focus on cross-border disputes and investigations as well as interim relief, remedies and orders. He is regularly instructed in matters at the highest level by Boards, senior management teams and individuals and is highly regarded for his holistic and astute strategic advice and advocacy.

He is regularly instructed in banking disputes, especially those featuring injunctions concerning asset freezes, challenger banks, fintech and cryptocurrencies and reporting and compliance with sanctions and money laundering regulations.

He has extensive experience of financial services and professional disciplinary regulatory investigations and proceedings. He is well-known for his expertise in market abuse, Listing and the Takeover Code, senior management misconduct, fiduciary and trust matters, serious corporate governance failings and has acted for major issuers, senior managers and accountants in many of the UK audit and accountancy scandals of recent times.

He has also acted in many of the most significant global financial crime matters of the past decade, especially those involving allegations of bribery and money laundering in Africa, Russia and the CIS. Following the conflict in Ukraine in 2022 he has been the sanctions counsel-of-choice for UK, overseas and Russian companies and individuals of the highest profile affected by designations and prohibitions.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Robin Barclay KCFountain Court ChambersRobin is a very good lawyer and litigation specialist. He understands the system and how it works. He can predict where the law will likely develop.

Fountain Court Chambers has a strong focus on commercial and regulatory crime work, with members routinely acting for major corporates, financial institutions, and professional services firms, both domestic and international in high-profile and complex proceedings. Richard Lissack KC has represented high-profile corporate and individual clients in a wide range of cases, with standout expertise in financial services matters relating to rate-rigging and transactional fraud, and is currently acting for a number of major financial institutions in ongoing, precedent-setting proceedings in the capital markets space. ‘An expert in a difficult field‘, Robin Barclay KC continues to establish his silk practice in global commercial fraud, and is representing Terra in Terra Services Ltd v NCA, a high-profile investigation of the property company linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska in connection with the Mueller Investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Eleanor Davison acts on both sides of cross-border financial crime investigations, and is a go-to for UK financial authorities in cases alleging criminal money laundering and insider dealing, alongside regularly defending banks and other financial institutions facing similar allegations.

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Robin Barclay KCFountain Court Chambers ‘Robin is highly approachable and extremely knowledgeable. He can provide clients with immediate assurance even when the circumstances are complicated and uncertain. He is an excellent listener and his drafting is first-class. He is not a fence sitter and will always give you his opinion backed up by sound precedent. An expert in a difficult field.’