Anthony Eskander

Year of Call - 2012

Full Profile

Anthony specialises in corporate and financial crime, general crime and civil litigation with a wealth of experience in private prosecutions. Anthony is highly sought after due to his ability to act as both a tactician and a strategist. He is praised for his lateral thinking ability and creativity.

Background

Prior to joining Chambers, Anthony was an analyst at Goldman Sachs. His responsibilities included advising the trading teams on matters including international fraud, bribery, money laundering and counter terrorism financing laws and ensuring the investment bank’s compliance with domestic and international financial regulations, including the anti-money laundering regulations, MiFID, EMIR and Dodd-Frank.

Anthony joined Chambers in 2013 and quickly developed a reputation in business crime. In 2015 he was seconded to the SFO to assist in an international multi-million-pound bribery confiscation case. Anthony was also seconded to Peters & Peters LLP on two occasions, where he advised on matters of general crime including murder and sexual offences, and on corporate crime including fraud, bribery and corruption, INTERPOL red notices, extradition, UN sanctions, export controls, and private prosecutions. Anthony advised on domestic cases, pre and post-charge, various EU cases, and on an complex international arbitration.

In 2018 Anthony spent a year in the financial crime team in KPMG, where he advised numerous high profile clients and successfully negotiated with various prosecution authorities to avoid clients being charged with criminal offences. Whilst at the firm, Anthony spearheaded KPMG’s legal offering in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space.

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.

Corporate and Financial Crime

Anthony specialises in advising employees and directors of organisations on criminal liability and defending those charged in criminal proceedings. His practice encompasses the spectrum of business crime, including heavy fraud work, complex white-collar crime, tax evasion and bribery. Anthony has been involved in various landmark cases including the Rolls-Royce prosecution. He has also been instructed in arbitrations, where the parties wish to deal with issues concerning potential criminality outside of the public forum.

General Crime

Anthony is an experienced prosecution and defence criminal practitioner. His recent cases include importation of drugs, kidnap, blackmail, bribery, attempted murder and serious sexual offences. He is forensically astute, dealing with the complex evidence and intricate legal issues. He has experience being led and sole junior for both the prosecution and defence.

Private Prosecution

Anthony has developed a particular specialism in bringing and defending private prosecutions. He frequently advises on the merits of bringing a private prosecution and on issues arising in the course of proceedings, such as those relating to disclosure, LPP, confidentiality and investigatory powers. Anthony has acted in private prosecutions involving employee fraud, historic sexual offences and on the prosecution of the Prime Minister for misconduct in public office.

Memberships

Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Criminal Bar Association (CBA)

Young Fraud Lawyers Association (YFLA)

South Eastern Circuit (SEC)

Western Circuit

Bar Pro Bono Unit (BPBU)

Free Representation Unit (FRU)

Appointments

Crown Prosecution Service – Grade 2 Prosecutor

Serious Fraud Office – Review Counsel Panel

Scholarships and Prizes

University of Durham, Law LLB, Upper Second Class Honours

Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship, Inner Temple, 2011

Exhibition Award, Inner Temple, 2011

Sweet & Maxwell Scholarship, Pupil Barrister Award, Inner Temple, 2013

Publications

‘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

Languages

English

Cases of note

  • business crime

    Advised a US entity on whether it had breached the UK Bribery Act 2010.

    Advised a multinational company on the implications of the EU and US sanctions against Iran, Sudan, Syria, Cuba and Russia and Crimea.

    Assisted in drafting the internal anti-bribery and corruption policies for corporate clients.

    Acting in a Crown Court trial, where the client is charged with defrauding a multinational corporation.

  • international law

    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.

    Submitted representations to INTERPOL on the removal of a Red Notice.

    Instructed by the SFO as legal professional privilege (LPP) Counsel an international bribery and corruption investigation.

    SFO

    Instructed by the Treasury Solicitor’s Department on the Kenya Emergency Group Litigation.

    Treasury Solicitor’s Department

  • criminal law

    Advised on sentence for rape and murder.

    Advised on grounds of appeal on a multi-million-pound Serious Fraud Office prosecution.

    Represented a youth charged with affray after allegedly brandishing a machete in a London shopping centre.

  • family law

    Successfully represented a father in the High Court in wardship of child proceedings.

Shortlist ( )

Criminal Law

Business Crime

Extradition

Immigration Law

Regulatory and Disciplinary Law

Sports Law