Shaul Brazil - Partner
Shaul Brazil is a partner at BCL Burton Copeland specialising in business crime and regulatory enforcement.
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 (formerly the Financial Services Authority); tax avoidance/evasion investigations by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs; international cartel investigations and prosecutions by the SFO, Office of Fair Trading and US Department of Justice; and extradition proceedings under the European Arrest Warrant scheme. 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 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 Burton Copeland as an employed barrister in February 2007 and was admitted to partnership in January 2013.