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Members of 7BR possess a wealth of experience advising on large-scale, high-profile bribery and corruption cases, both domestic and international.

Chambers receives instructions from corporate clients, individuals, and major enforcement agencies to deliver advice and representation at all stages of a case. Members’ expertise spans the criminal, public, civil and regulatory fields, being known for delivering comprehensive, strategic and commercially minded advice.

Domestically, 7BR has been instructed in a significant number of the most high-profile bribery and corruption investigations by the SFO in recent years and members have amassed unapparelled experience in DPA negotiations, both for and against the SFO.

7BR’s expertise extends to pre-charge negotiations with other investigating authorities in the UK (including the FCA, NCA, CPS) and elsewhere (the DoJ and SEC and the authorities in Jersey, Isle of Man, Guernsey, Turks and Caicos and the BVI, to name a few). 7BR is very well placed to advise on procedural matters that frequently arise in multi-national investigations, such as in respect of compelled production notices, mutual legal assistance, privilege, publicity and proceeds of crime applications.

7BR members regularly advise corporate clients through internal investigations and have particular expertise advising those in the regulated sector, both in the UK and off-shore, where allegations of bribery come to light. In parallel with our AML expertise, members assist companies to develop and improve anti-bribery and anti-corruption measures and policies to ensure compliance and professional discipline.

Relevant cases include the below:

  • R v Desai and Chant: successfully defending the CEO of a major Indian and UK IT company charged with bribery and fraud offences over the securing of a £25m contract.
  • D and A Bank v Guernsey Financial Investigation Unit: advising the heirs to a commodities fortune whose funds were frozen by a bank in Guernsey as a consequence of money laundering suspicions, following litigation in another country into Bribery and Corruption surrounding oil-spot trading and the corruption of local government officials.
  • SFO v Rolls Royce: acting for the SFO in the company’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement approved by the Court. An indictment addressing international bribery and failure to prevent offences over an extended period in multiple jurisdictions.
  • SFO v Bluu Solutions Limited and Tetris Projects Limited: acting for the companies in agreeing DPAs with the SFO relating to bribery and failing to prevent offences.


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