Anthony Eskander

Year of Call - 2012

Full Profile

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.

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