Anthony Eskander

Year of Call - 2012

Full Profile

Anthony is a barrister specialising in general criminal law, financial crime and civil litigation. Anthony has been instructed in cases involving allegations of high value fraud, importation of class A drugs, kidnap, blackmail, bribery, attempted murder, child cruelty, paedophilic offences and serious sexual offences. Anthony has experience defending and prosecuting in the Crown Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He is a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor and 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 murder and sexual offences, 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.


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)


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


‘Could Vote Leave be Prosecuted for its EU Referendum Propaganda?’ – New Statesman, 19 July 2016 –

‘Covered Up?’ N.L.J. 2014, 164(7603), 15-16 – New Law Journal –

Assisted in 2016 and 2017 editions of ‘Asset Recovery – Getting the Deal Through’, Law Business Research –

Quoted by Legal Affairs Correspondent of the Guardian in article ‘First legal attempt to prevent Brexit set for preliminary hearing’, 8 July 2016 –



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.


    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


Immigration Law

Regulatory and Disciplinary Law

Sports Law