International Crime and Extradition

"substantial expertise in cross-border cases involving allegations of bribery and corruption, tax fraud, money laundering and insider dealing, amongst other issues, and the firm is also adept at dealing with investigations and prosecutions brought by various institutions."

Legal 500, 2017

Criminal law is increasingly international. Actions taken by a person in one country may become the subject of an investigation in another, with the risk of this leading to an extradition request or European Arrest Warrant (EAW).  Businesses and individuals may find themselves the subject of entirely unexpected enquiries and requests from investigators from other jurisdictions.

In some cases, attempts may be made to compel testimony for proceedings in other countries, or an individual's extradition may be sought.   Some criminal offences, such as corruption offences and certain war crimes and associated allegations, can be prosecuted in a country that has little or no connection to the place where the offences are alleged to have occurred.

We are often asked to advise and represent foreign nationals in police investigations, also advising the relevant embassies where necessary.

The way in which a person or business responds to a request from a foreign jurisdiction may have profound consequences.  Knowing what your rights are and understanding the options from the beginning is essential to achieve the best result.

Whether facing a request for Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA), an extradition request or investigation or prosecution in the UK for an offence occurring overseas, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help.

Kingsley Napley is rated as a Band 1 firm for Crime and Extradition by Chambers & Partners UK, 2017.  We have a superb international reputation and a key network of international lawyers with whom we work  on extradition, mutual legal assistance requests and international investigations into offences such as corruption, cartels, fraud and money laundering.

"They work to a very high standard, papers are immaculately prepared and you have every support. They are great to share ideas with, they understand the issues and they have a good rapport with counsel."

Chambers UK, 2017

"Acts on highly complex matters, including those involving war crimes and Interpol red notices."

Chambers and Partners, 2015

They have got a wide range of experience to call upon for different jurisdictions and different problems.

Chambers UK 2016, A Clients' Guide to the UK Legal Profession

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