Shaul Brazil - Partner
“extremely hands-on and immersed in the detail"... "He has a very good strategic grasp and is excellent with clients." (Chambers UK, 2017: Crime: Extradition)
"extremely knowledgeable and efficient in the criminal corporate realm,"... "always available for clarification or further details." (Chambers UK, 2017: Financial Crime: Corporates)
"offers "a very vigorous defence of clients" and "a work rate second to none."" (Chambers UK, 2017: Financial Crime: Individuals)
""... an extremely dynamic young partner who is a real fighter with a proven track record." He has experience handling serious fraud, money laundering and cash seizures. He acts for both companies and high-profile individuals." (Chambers UK, 2017: POCA Work and Asset Forfeiture)
"Shaul Brazil is a “top-notch practitioner” and is identified for his money laundering expertise." (Who's Who Legal: Business Crime Defence, 2016)
"the 'expert' group at BCL... includes the highly recommended... Shaul Brazil" (The Legal 500, 2016: Fraud: White-Collar Crime)
"… the team provides an ‘exemplary’ service and includes the highly recommended... Shaul Brazil" (The Legal 500, 2016: Corporate Crime (including Fraud, Bribery and Corruption))
Shaul Brazil is a partner at BCL specialising in business crime and regulatory enforcement. Recommended in both Chambers UK, 2017 and The Legal 500, 2016, he is also ranked as an expert in Who’s Who Legal, 2016.
He has acted in numerous high-profile matters, including international corruption and breach of sanctions investigations and prosecutions by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and/or overseas regulators; city fraud, insider dealing and market manipulation investigations and prosecutions by the SFO and/or the Financial Conduct Authority; tax avoidance/evasion investigations by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; international cartel investigations and prosecutions by the SFO, Office of Fair Trading (now the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)) and US Department of Justice; and extradition proceedings under parts 1 and 2 of the Act. Shaul also has broad experience acting in ancillary matters such as judicial review proceedings, restraint and confiscation proceedings, and proceedings for the civil recovery of the proceeds of crime. He also conducts internal investigations on behalf of companies and provides expert advice to companies in relation to anti-bribery and corruption and anti-money laundering compliance, data protection and lawful access of communications data.
Shaul speaks regularly on business crime and related topics and has authored numerous publications including the England and Wales chapter in the third edition of The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review, the chapter on the main fraud offences prosecuted by the SFO in its book ‘Serious Economic Crime: A boardroom guide to prevention and compliance’, and the England and Wales chapter in the 2013 and 2014 editions of the International Comparative Guide to Business Crime.
Shaul studied Business Administration at the University of Bath. He was called to the Bar in 2003 following which he spent two years at a leading criminal defence firm before completing pupillage at a leading fraud and regulatory set. Shaul joined BCL as an employed barrister in February 2007 and was admitted to partnership in January 2013.