The 7BR Offshore and International Team specialises in advice and representation in offshore jurisdictions and in cases with an international element. Our members are experienced at acting for diverse clients in various areas of practice including:
We advise and act in substantial criminal and civil fraud cases including in the field of corruption. We have worked in Hong Kong, Dubai (including the DIFC), several of the Crown Dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), Cyprus, the Caribbean, Africa and the Indian sub-continent.
Constitutional Law and Public Law
Members of chambers have appeared in many constitutional cases before the Privy Council and worked in the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and the Caribbean (including Belize, the Cayman Islands, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands). We also regularly appear before the European Court of Human Rights.
International Criminal Law
We have investigated (in country) and advised in substantial crimes against humanity proceedings. One of our door tenants is currently prosecuting in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (‘the STL’) in The Hague and one of our members is on the list of counsel at the International Criminal Court and the STL.
Members have been instructed in several arbitral proceedings. These include proceedings under the DIFC – LCIA rules and in the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (‘ICSID’).
Public International Law
We advise on a range of issues involving Public International Law. One of our door tenants is an International Law fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge and of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.
- United States v. Doraville  JCA 029,  JRC 19 and  JRC 128 Acting for the United States of America and the Attorney General for Jersey in parallel proceedings to enforce a US$ 300 million forfeiture order and other relief
- Bhojwani v. United Kingdom application number 49964/11 21st June 2016 Acting for the UK government in a US$ 43 million money laundering case before the European Court of Human Rights.
- Attorney- General of Turks and Caicos Islands v Misick (2014): Court of Appeal representing Cabinet Minister in prosecution of former Prime Minister and Cabinet in constitutional challenge plus appeal decision to hear criminal trial before Judge alone
- Attorney General of Turks and Caicos Islands v Misick & Ors (2011-14): Representing an English property developer in both civil and criminal proceedings arising from allegedly corrupt dealings with the then Government.
- TWCF v LKKS, STL and OIL (on-going): Allegations of fraud and perjury in ancillary relief proceeding sin Honk Kong. Appeal to the Court of Final Appeal on a point of public general importance involving legal professional privilege is on-going.
- AG of Jersey v Gichuru & Okemo (on-going): Extradition and prosecution of a former Kenyan Finance Minister and former head of the Kenyan electricity utility for corruption related offences.
- Allen & Others v Depuy International Ltd  EWHC 753 (QB): Stewart J. Leading case on the temporal scope of the Rome II Regulation (event giving rise to damage clarified), and the applicable law in cross-border product liability claims under the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995.
- AAG v Stephen Harding: Successful defence of the Attorney General of the Isle of Man on charges of perjury and perversion of the course of justice.
- Advice & Consultancy to Overseas Attorneys in Clinical Negligence
- Cross Border Product Liability Litigation
- European Human Rights
- International Arbitration
- International Criminal Law
- International Organisations
- Private International Law
- Public international Law
- Overseas Jurisdictions
For more details contact
Call +44 (0) 20 7242 3555 or email:
Steven Wright, Senior Clerk
Alex Coomber, Criminal Clerk