Shaul Brazil - Partner
Shaul specialises in business crime and regulation. He has particular experience in serious fraud, corruption (particularly overseas corruption) and contentious financial services regulation. His practice also encompasses cartel defence, extradition and mutual legal assistance, money laundering and all matters relating to the proceeds of crime.
Shaul has acted in many high profile investigations and prosecutions/proceedings brought by agencies including the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority (and its predecessor, the Financial Services Authority), HM Revenue and Customs, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, the US Department of Justice and the Society of Lloyd’s.
Recent cases include:
- acting for a former director of a large engineering company in relation to an overseas corruption and breach of sanctions against Iraq investigation by the SFO
- acting for a former director of a multinational healthcare company in relation to an overseas corruption prosecution by the SFO
- acting for a former director of an AIM-listed technology company in relation to an SFO investigation arising from the collapse of the company
- acting for a director of a fund of funds in relation to investigations arising from the collapse of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC
- acting for two traders in market abuse (misleading the market) proceedings brought by the FSA
- acting for a former senior manager in a price-fixing prosecution by the US Department of Justice
Shaul regularly speaks at conferences on subjects including the civil recovery of the proceeds of crime and the effect of the new Bribery Act 2010. He has also co-authored articles for publications including the International Who’s Who of Business Crime Lawyers, the European Lawyer, and Chambers Directory, as well as contributing to the cash seizure and forfeiture chapter of the Oxford University Press’s “Money Laundering Law and Regulation: A Practical Guide”.
Shaul studied Business Administration at the University of Bath prior to undertaking legal studies. 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. As a self-employed barrister, Shaul gained wide experience in both defending and prosecuting criminal matters in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court. Shaul joined BCL Burton Copeland as an employed barrister in February 2007 and was admitted to partnership in January 2013.