About Anthony Eskander
Anthony is a barrister specialising in general criminal law, financial crime, business crime, regulatory law and civil litigation. He advises domestic and international clients, including solicitors and corporate clients, on a broad range of issues. Such matters include criminal liability, forfeiture and confiscation, compliance and anti-money laundering procedures, and on bribery and corruption issues. He provides representation for clients in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. He a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor, and is on the SFO Review Counsel Panel.
In 2015 Anthony was seconded to the Serious Fraud Office, within the Proceeds of Crime Division, to assist in an international multi-million-pound bribery confiscation case. During two secondments at Peters & Peters LLP Anthony advised on matters of corporate crime including fraud, bribery and corruption, INTERPOL red notices, extradition, UN sanctions, export controls, and private prosecutions.
Prior to joining Chambers, Anthony was an Analyst in the foreign exchange team in the Operations Division at the investment bank, Goldman Sachs. His responsibilities included ensuring the investment bank’s compliance with domestic and international financial regulations, including the anti-money laundering regulations, MiFID, EMIR and Dodd-Frank. During his time at Goldman Sachs he gained expertise in the fields of international fraud, bribery, money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws.
Anthony enjoys writing legal articles. He has been published in the New Statesmen and the New Law Journal, and has been quoted in The Guardian, CNN and the British Medical Journal.
‘Could Vote Leave be Prosecuted for its EU Referendum Propaganda?’ – New Statesman, 19 July 2016 – http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2016/07/could-vote-leave-be-prosecuted-its-eu-referendum-campaign-propaganda
‘Covered Up?’ N.L.J. 2014, 164(7603), 15-16 – New Law Journal –http://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/nlj/content/covered
Assisted in 2016 and 2017 editions of ‘Asset Recovery – Getting the Deal Through’, Law Business Research – https://gettingthedealthrough.com/area/53/asset-recovery/
Quoted by Legal Affairs Correspondent of the Guardian in article ‘First legal attempt to prevent Brexit set for preliminary hearing’, 8 July 2016 – https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jul/08/legal-attempt-prevent-brexit-preliminary-hearing-article-50
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES
Sweet & Maxwell Scholarship, Pupil Barrister Award, Inner Temple, 2013
Serious Fraud Office – Review Counsel Panel
Free Representation Unit (FRU)
- Advising a private client on the merits of bringing a private prosecution.
- Acting in a Crown Court trial, where the client is charged with defrauding a multinational corporation.
- Instructed by the SFO as legal professional privilege (LPP) Counsel an international bribery and corruption investigation.
- Instructed by the Treasury Solicitor’s Department on the Kenya Emergency Group Litigation.
Cases of Note
- Acted for the Treasury Solicitor’s Department in a complex commercial property arbitration.
- Represented a youth charged with affray after allegedly brandishing a machete in a London shopping centre.
- Successfully represented a father in the High Court in wardship of child proceedings.
- Assisted in drafting the internal anti-bribery and corruption policies for corporate clients.
- Advised a multinational company on the implications of the EU and US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Syria, Cuba and Russia and Crimea.
- Advised a US entity on whether it had breached the UK Bribery Act 2010.
- Advised on grounds of appeal on a multi-million-pound Serious Fraud Office prosecution.
- Advised on sentence for rape and murder.
- Submitted representations to INTERPOL on the removal of a Red Notice.
- Submitted representations to the United Nations and European Union Commission on the withdrawal of a travel ban and asset freeze on a politically-exposed person.