Criminal law is increasingly international. Actions taken by a person in one country may become the subject of an investigation in another, with the risk of this leading to an INTERPOL red notice or extradition request. Businesses and individuals may find themselves the subject of entirely unexpected enquiries and requests from investigators from other jurisdictions.
In some cases, attempts may be made to compel testimony for proceedings in other countries, or an individual’s extradition may be sought. Some criminal offences, such as corruption offences and certain war crimes and associated allegations, can be prosecuted in a country that has little or no connection to the place where the offences are alleged to have occurred.
We have a superb network of international lawyers with whom we work on extradition, mutual legal assistance requests and international investigations into offences such as corruption, cartels, fraud and money laundering. The way in which a person or business responds to a request from a foreign jurisdiction may have profound consequences. Understanding the options from the beginning is essential to achieve the best result.
We are often asked to advise and represent overseas nationals in UK police investigations. We are experienced in working with and advising relevant embassies in relation to such investigations.
Whether facing a request for Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA), an extradition request, an INTERPOL red notice or investigation or prosecution in the UK for an offence occurring overseas, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help.
Kingsley Napley is rated as a Band 1 firm for Crime and Extradition by Chambers UK. We have a long-established reputation for advising on all aspects of international crime from financial crime to torture cases.
If you would like to discuss any of the issues mentioned above, please contact one of our specialist International and Extradition lawyers.