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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Genocide – Whether there exists an obligation in the UK to extradite or prosecute in such cases

Prosecuting companies for crimes against humanity

Justice and Security - A series on the EU, the UK, and the outlook post-Brexit: blog #3 - Looking at the EAW

Justice and Security - A series on the EU, the UK, and the outlook post-Brexit: blog #2

‘A very important time…in the security landscape of Europe’: director of Europol speaks to the Home Affairs Committee about the organisation’s future

Justice and security: A series on the EU, the UK and the outlook post-Brexit: blog #1

International Criminal Law – A month in review – February 2017

International Criminal Court asked to investigate corporate actors for crimes against humanity linked to Australia’s detention regime

Court Orders South African Government to Revoke ICC Withdrawal Notice

International Criminal Law – A month in review – January 2017

Brexit, Europol, and Euro-specifics

African Union encourages African nations to revoke jurisdiction of International Criminal Court

Could Trump be prosecuted for torture in UK?

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The UK, Europol…and the EU? Government announces intention to opt-in to new Europol framework creating closer ties with the EU

International criminal law – a month in review September-October 2016

European Arrest Warrant: EU Court examines deduction of detention periods

Mutual Recognition, Mutual Trust? Detention conditions and deferring an EAW

Launch of Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation: understanding, implementing and enforcing sanctions

Evidence Across Borders: The increasing use of mutual legal assistance in transnational investigations

Global Criminality and Mutual Legal Assistance

EU criminal justice - promoting fair and effective cooperation

Considering business with Iran? Proceed with caution

Universal jurisdiction – cases in the UK

Ramping up cross-border crime fighting – decision time

Extradition and Russian prison conditions – genuine improvement or Potemkin Village?

Extradition and police powers: Home Office seeks views

Seeking assurances: House of Lords revisit debate on Extradition

International Criminal Law – A month in review – August 2015

Bribery and Corruption: judge opens window to FCPA challenge by UK citizen

Cecil's tragic death demands action - but mistakes can be devastating

Extradition of Rwandan General halted – why didn’t ‘universal jurisdiction’ apply?

International Criminal Law – A month in review – July 2015

Extradition under review: Home Office responds to Lords

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – unless you get extradited to stand trial there

The arrest of General Karake – implications for the exercise of universal jurisdiction

Al-Bashir controversy: has standing of the ICC increased?

Polish judicial Authority v Celinski: the end of Article 8 in extradition?

Private prosecutions for crimes of Universal Jurisdiction

Should terrorists be tried before the ICC?

Secret justice in the family and criminal courts: is it necessary?

Extradition lawyer criticises UK Government over European Arrest Warrants

Legal update: Investigation and prosecution of international crime by the state in the UK

Legal update: Universal Jurisdiction - Which foreign crimes can be tried in the UK?

James Foley – Call for clarity in Metropolitan Police Service press statements

Flight MH17 and the role of the international courts

Why are war crimes relevant to English criminal lawyers?

Charles Taylor Challenges UK Detention

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