About

Anthony is an experienced criminal lawyer specialising in financial crime, extradition, INTERPOL Red Notices and economic sanctions. He is frequently instructed in complex cross-border investigations concerning allegations of fraud, bribery and money laundering.

Anthony represents corporates and individuals in criminal and regulatory investigations initiated by agencies such as the SFO, HMRC, CPS, NCA, FCA and US DoJ. He has considerable expertise of representing clients in interviews under caution, interviews in corporate internal investigations and in responding to SFO Section 2 Notices.

Anthony has consistently been recognised as a leading extradition expert and is vastly experienced in defending extradition requests from countries such as the US, Russia, India, UAE, Canada, Paraguay, Turkey and EU Member States. He has acted in some of the most complex and high-profile extradition cases to date and provides clients with realistic and achievable strategic advice on a myriad of issues arising from multi-agency cross-jurisdictional investigations.

Anthony has also established a busy practice advising clients on the pre-emptive blocking/deletion of INTERPOL Red Notices and Diffusions, together with the deletion of foreign convictions on their UK records.

The rapid expansion in the global use of economic sanctions means considerable uncertainty for individuals and entities doing business with sanctioned persons and/or in jurisdictions subject to sanctions. Anthony has advised U/HWNIs, charities, technology companies and financial institutions on sanctions issues concerning regimes such as Russia, Myanmar, Iran, Syria and Afghanistan.

Anthony is a founding member and Treasurer of the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum and is also a member of the European Criminal Bar Association, International Bar Association and Fraud Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining Howard Kennedy, Anthony was a senior associate in the London office of a leading international law firm.

Recent work

  • Advising UHNWI on extradition matters relating to an alleged $1bn fraud relating to diamond and gold trading.
  • Conducting an internal investigation for a global financial institution following investigations by the SFO and FCA into fraud and money laundering.
  • Advising HNWI on challenging designation under the Myanmar sanctions regime.
  • Advising a crypto exchange subject to criminal and regulatory enforcement by the FCA, NCA and SEC, among others, in relation to a $100m FX trading loss.
  • Successful deletion INTERPOL Red Notice issued by Republic of South Korea against a HNWI for alleged fraud and money laundering offences.
  • Advising HNWI on extradition and MLA matters relating to a investigation initiated by the Vatican concerning an alleged £400m fraud.
  • Conducting an internal investigation for a national consultancy firm following allegations of furlough fraud, resulting in a COP9 agreements with HMRC.
  • Successful defence of a practicing US attorney in Italian extradition proceedings concerning an alleged $130m bankruptcy fraud.
  • Acted for client subject to first ever extradition request issued by Paraguay in relation to a highly publicised $60m pension fraud.

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