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A partner in BCL for 20 years, Richard Sallybanks has been involved in numerous UK and international business crime investigations and prosecutions.
His core practice is defending senior executives who are suspects in investigations. His SFO experience includes the Petrofac, Airbus, Barclays Qatar, Alstom and Kaupthing Bank investigations as well as successfully defending Tesco’s Commercial Director on charges of an alleged £250m accounting fraud. Many of his cases are cross-border and Richard is experienced in managing and co-ordinating teams of lawyers in multi-jurisdictional investigations. In the financial sector he has acted for bankers, brokers, traders and senior executives in criminal and regulatory investigations, by the FCA and overseas authorities, including in relation to allegations of money laundering, insider dealing and market abuse.
Many of his clients are High Net Worth individuals who Richard advises in connection with business crime and tax investigations, as well as the implications of overseas criminal investigations, the mutual legal assistance regime, extradition and Interpol.
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