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Offshore & International Team: Covid 19 update
We hope that our clients outside the United Kingdom are not being affected too severely by the current Covid-19 pandemic. Our thoughts are with all who may be or have family members who are ill.
We continue to provide our full range of overseas advisory services. As part of chambers’ refurbishment last year we invested heavily in our IT infrastructure, including state of the art video conferencing facilities. We are therefore able to continue to accept international instructions or to otherwise assist our overseas clients at this difficult time.
We will be running a series of online seminars soon, in which we will focus on the many recent developments in international co-operation, financial crime and related areas offshore. We hope that you will be able to join us.
For those who may be interested in the United Kingdom legislative response to the pandemic, we have summarised the Coronavirus Act 2020 here. We have been following the legislative response in other jurisdictions also.
7BR’s Offshore & International barristers specialises in advice and representation in offshore jurisdictions and in cases with an international element. We are the leading set of chambers for fraud related work in the Crown Dependencies and have a strong track record in Hong Kong and Cyprus.
Our members are experienced at acting for diverse clients in various areas of practice including: Serious Fraud, Financial Regulation, Sanctions, International Criminal Law, Privy Council and European Court of Human Rights. International Arbitration, Public and Private International Law and General Civil Litigation.
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), the Crown Dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), Cyprus, the Caribbean, Africa and the Indian sub-continent. In the field of corruption, we have worked on the ground in a number of jurisdictions where these issues arise regularly. We have also acted for a number of overseas investigating and prosecuting authorities and in parallel civil and criminal proceedings. This experience gives us important advantages in dealing with these types of cases.
We have uniquely deep knowledge and understanding of the offshore finance industry and the regulatory issues that arise there. We have acted as inspectors (or equivalent) for the regulator and have acted for those subject to regulatory investigations or proceedings.
We advise on all the major European sanctions regimes. We have advised government authorities on listing issues and private individuals and companies about the potential application of sanctions to their activities. We have given a number of seminars on sanctions related issues, particularly in Cyprus.
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, the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (‘the KSC’) and the STL.
Members of chambers have appeared in a number of cases before the Privy Council (including from Jersey, the Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands). We have also appeared before the European Court of Human Rights.
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’).
We advise on a range of issues involving Public and Private International Law. One of our door tenants is an International Law fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge and of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.
Members of all our teams (particularly our Clinical Negligence, Employment and Family teams) accept instructions in their practice area in overseas courts. These include instructions in Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands and the Crown Dependencies.
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