Dario Bolognesi

Dario Bolognesi was born in Ferrara on 7th March 1947. He has handled significant proceedings before all the Italian Courts, as well as before the Corte di Cassazione (Italy’s Supreme Court) in Rome, in relation to cases that have often been significant in the legal history of Italy. Currently, he is committed to defending multinational companies involved in proceedings for environmental crimes, individuals involved in cases of doping in the world of sport and in other cases of great importance. Yet the Firm’s mission is to provide a careful and precise defence even in ordinary cases that are handled personally by the Firm’s founder and by a team of excellent young professionals, who have achieved outstanding results always appreciated by clients. Dario Bolognesi frequently contributes to conferences, conventions and highly specialized courses for criminal lawyers, as a lecturer or supervisor.

Firm Overview:

Corporate Criminal Law Firm operates at national and international level and works from four offices located across all of Italy: Milan, Bologna, Ferrara and Rome.

It provides advice and legal assistance in the field of criminal law and it specializes in corporate criminal law.

It strongly focuses on environmental criminal law and on profiles of criminal risk in relation to occupational safety and professional diseases.

A highly qualified team is dedicated to the preparation of Corporate Management and Organisational Models provided by Italian Legislative Decree no. 231/2001, with specific experience in relation to the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

Amongst others, the Firm deals with bankruptcy and financial criminal cases, as well as crimes against individuals and property.

Raúl Pardo-Geijo Ruiz

Raúl Pardo-Geijo Ruiz is regarded as one of the most important criminal lawyers in the national field and immersed in the most complex legal cases in the country, Master in Criminal Law and member of this Section in the Bar Association of Murcia, is currently director of the law firm Murcia Pardo Geijo, with almost half a century of tradition. He has been awarded on numerous occasions by prestigious legal institutions of outstanding notoriety for the relevance of his actions in the field of Criminal Law, with many other recognitions and scientific publications in this and other matters.

Firm Overview:

Pardo Geijo Abogados is composed, in addition to criminal experts, of a group of lawyers involved in almost all legal disciplines that make up the rest of the Law (Civil, Commercial, Administrative, Penitentiary, Public and Private International), completing the team with professionals of other subjects that, in certain occasions, are of all necessary point in order to an adequate resolution of the judicial conflicts.

Claude Nicati

Mr. Claude Nicati was born on March 10, 1957. He is married, has three children and is a grandfather, and has been living since 1990 in the canton of Neuchâtel.

After university studies in Lausanne, then a training of lawyer in the canton of Bern, he held positions of manager and magistrate in the whole chain of the criminal investigation and is thus able to advise usefully the persons involved, in whatever capacity, in a proceeding.

His work in the Neuchâtel court for more than four years allows him to know practically what are the difficulties and what are the demands placed on the magistrate so that a file can be sent to court. This experience is precious today.

At the level of the Confederation, in his capacity as Deputy Prosecutor General, he headed for eight years teams of federal prosecutors in charge of the fight against serious international crime (organized crime, money laundering, terrorism, etc.). ). He personally also conducted sensitive investigations in these areas and supported the prosecution in the Federal Criminal Court (TPF). These activities have opened many doors to him internationally, still very useful today.

He still had the privilege, within the military justice, to be successively judge of instruction, auditor (prosecutor) then president of court. He was in charge of the only war crimes cases tried in Switzerland. This experience is rare and profitable.

Finally, the four-year term he has served as State Counselor of the Republic and Canton of Neuchâtel in charge of the Territory Management Department (DGT, currently DDTE) is also an asset. During this term, he had the privilege of chairing the Conference of Directors of Transport of Western Switzerland (CTSO) and the Council of Public Authorities of EOS Holding.

He is also the author of two publications related to his previous activities as a prosecutor.

Continued:

  • Attorney at the Neuchâtel Bar
  • Member of the Council of the Bar Association of Neuchâtel (OAN) as treasurer
  • Member of the Swiss Federation of Lawyers (FSA)
  • Member of the International Criminal Bar (International, Criminal Bar, BPI – ICB)
  • Accredited Lawyer at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands (ICC – ICC)
  • Attorney at the International Criminal Court (ICCBA-ABCPI)
  • Member of the International Union of Lawyers (UIA)
  • 2nd Vice-President of the Criminal Commission of the International Union of Lawyers
  • Regular speaker at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime

Career:

  • Law degree from the University of Lausanne in 1983
  • Bernese patent certificate in 1986
  • Alternate commanders of the municipal police Biel and the cantonal police neuchâteloise (1986 – 1996)
  • Neuchatel Training Judge (1997 – 2001)
  • Deputy Attorney General of the Confederation (2001 – 2009)
  • Neuchâtel State Councilor in charge of the Department of Territorial Management (DGT) (2009 – 2013)
  • Member of the boards of directors and foundation (2013 -)
  • Member of the charities and sports associations committee
  • President of the Neuchâtel section of the NOMES (New Swiss European Movement)
  • Obtained a CAS (Certificate of Advanced Study) in economics and public finance by the University in Neuchâtel (2019)

Phillip Gibson

Phillip Gibson is one of Australia’s leading criminal defence lawyers. Having over 30 years of experience in all areas of criminal law his practice now focuses solely on serious, complex, and international crime.

Firm Overview:

We are an international award winning criminal defence law firm based in Sydney, Australia’s global city.

Established for over 50 years we are market leaders in all aspects of general, complex and international criminal law and are widely recognised for our involvement in some of Australia’s most significant criminal cases.

In the field of domestic and local criminal law our reputation has been built on the principles of delivering the highest quality legal service in every type of criminal case for over half a century, including leading cases in the High Court of Australia and the Court of Criminal Appeal.

We are experts in assisting companies and individuals the subject of white collar and corporate crime investigations and prosecutions. We specialise in matters involving money laundering, complex fraud, domestic and foreign bribery, insider trading, embezzlement, taxation offences, and other dishonesty offences, which are prosecuted by the Australian Tax Office (ATO), the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the Commonwealth DPP (CDPP), the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), the State Police, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

We act in complex crimes such as murders, sexual assaults, drug importations and frauds and are acknowledged experts in general crime, drink driving and traffic law (including license appeals).

We have specialist capabilities in Crime Commissions, Royal Commissions and ICAC inquiries as well as a niche practice in civil proceedings against the Police for malicious prosecution.

Our international criminal law practice focuses on transnational corporate and financial crime, bribery and corruption, international money laundering, cybercrime, international asset freezing and forfeiture, extradition and mutual assistance law.

We strategically advise and appear in matters where transnational cross border investigations and prosecutions are being conducted in parallel jurisdictions, involving some of the largest law enforcement agencies and financial regulators world-wide.

Working with our international partners we have advised and acted in proceedings involving the USA, Canada, the UK, the E.U, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Macau, Vietnam, Cambodia, Russia, Mexico, South Korea, British Virgin Islands, New Zealand and South Africa.

We are approached regularly by international lawyers to provide expert advice and consultancy assistance concerning Australian criminal law, Australian criminal practice and procedure and compliance with Australia’s Anti – Money Laundering laws.

Our approach to criminal litigation is client focused and involves a deep understanding of criminal practice and procedure, both locally and internationally, combined with strategy, legal technical excellence and sophisticated advocacy.

Our Sydney criminal lawyers are recognised as amongst Australia’s leading lawyers as well as the rising stars of criminal law.

Francesco Isolabella

Francesco Isolabella is a Criminal Lawyer, Partner in the law firm Studio Legale Isolabella, founded in the 1960’s by his father Lodovico.

He specialises in corporate criminal law and focuses specifically on defence in and out of court and consultancy for Italian and foreign companies and physical persons, in connection with financial, banking, bankruptcy, tax, and environmental offences, as well as in publishing and medical liability.

He has acted as defence counsel for directors and officers of foreign banks and rating agencies in several nationally-relevant cases of market manipulation and bankruptcy, as well as for other financial and corporate crimes.

Francesco has also gained significant experience in the field of criminal liability for legal entities (pursuant to Law 231/01): he defended primary international Groups under trial in connection with Law 231/01 (in cases focusing, for example, on financial, corporate and international corruption offences). He is a consultant in drafting “231 Models”, in internal investigation activities, and in the implementation of Compliance Programmes, also under emergency conditions.

In assisting foreign clients, he has been busy in the international implementation of criminal corporate liability regulations in their various forms (for example, USFCPA, UK Bribery Act, Italian Law 231/01, Ley Organica in Spain, etc.), drafting 231 Organisational Models applicable to foreign companies and aimed at the prevention of the risk of crime in connection with cross-border operations.

Francesco Isolabella has often lectured as keynote speaker in conferences and seminars. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the specialisation course “Criminal Liability for Collective Entities pursuant to Law 231/01” organised by the University of Milan. He is also teaches the specialisation course “Financial Markets Law” at the University of Milan, and the Law & Business Master at the Il Sole 24 Ore Business School.

Francesco Isolabella is registered with the International Bar Association and with the American Bar Association.

Rizvan Anwar

FEATURED IN THE MAIL ON SUNDAY IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS, AS ONE OF THE TOP SOLICITORS IN THE UK

Rizvan Anwar’s work consists of privately funded Criminal and Road Traffic matters. He has a background in dealing with some of the UK’s most notorious Criminal cases. He has also had an extensive period of working as a Regulatory lawyer for the UK’s second largest Regulatory body.

A Registered Lawyer under The FA Football Agents Regulations, and has represented several high profile footballers for Regulatory, Contractual and Criminal matters.

A wealth of experience in Criminal Defence Law. Having defended those accused of the most serious and complex offences, including Murder, Terrorism and Complex Frauds.

Having dealt with almost all manner of cases as a Litigator, he have spent the several years focusing on Crown Court Advocacy, and representation of only the highest profile cases. Many of these have received International Media attention.

Past Cases:

Recent Cases:

  • Firearms Importation – Represent lead defendant in a vast NCA investigation into the importation of Firearms by Organised Criminals from Lithuania
  • Murder – Represent 2 of the suspects arrested in relation to a gang murder linked to ‘drill music’
  • Fraud – Represent the lead Defendant in the UKs largest telecoms fraud involving Apple and the EE network.
  • Fraud – Represent the lead Defendant in a Banking Fraud with an estimate value of £120m
  • Drugs conspiracy – Represent the Lead Defendant in a multi-handed NCA operation into the sale of Cannabis across ‘County Lines’
  • Possession of Indecent Images – Represent the Lead Defendant in this NCA led investigation in Indecent Images and People Smuggling
  • Terrorism – Represent 3 Defendants charged with the Distribution and Possession of Terrorist Material

Here is a snapshot of some of the recent Crown Court Trials he has personally conducted as the Advocate:

  • Murder – Old Bailey (led by QC)
  • Staff Banking Fraud – Old Bailey
  • Conspiracy to commit Benefit Fraud – Snaresbrook
  • Gumtreee/Harrods Fraud – Old Bailey
  • Possession with intent to supply class A – Snaresbrook

Here is a snapshot of the recent cases he has conducted as a Litigator:

  • Numerous Murder cases, including Honour Killings, Gangland murders
  • Terrorism
  • Multiple High Value Frauds, including the UK’s first ever chip and pin card fraud
  • Conspiracies
  • and most lesser offences

Actively participates in fund raising, and awareness programs organised by Islamic Relief, PCHR (Palestinian Center for Human Rights), CONTRAST (Hillsborough Rights campaign).

Manager of the LinkedIn Group: Criminal Solicitors UK

He is the ‘recommended’ lawyer for muslimprisoners.com, Ummah.com, London APSA, Great Wakering FC

A Registered Lawyer under The FA Football Agents Regulations

Firm Overview:

Arcadian Law was founded in March 2015 by Rizvan Anwar and Majid Khan after both having worked for leading firms. The firm prides itself on offering a bespoke standard of City service for the suburbs. Both the firm and directors have been featured in the national press in 2015 and 2016 as a leading firm and as individual solicitors.

Arcadian Law has enjoyed excellent growth in the year that it has been up and running, and both partners have secured a number of excellent and high-profile clients and cases. Mr Anwar, a solicitor advocate with higher rights, is one of the most in-demand criminal defence solicitors in London. His recent cases have appeared in the national press and Mr Anwar has appeared on national TV.