Corporate and Financial Crime — Our Services
Sanctions and Export Controls
In a fast-evolving, global environment – where the penalties for any breach are severe – businesses need specialist advice, backed by worldwide experience.

Our sanctions team has advised clients in relation to possible exposure under domestic and international sanction regimes covering the United Nations, the UK, the US and the EU. We also advise on compliance policies and procedures, conduct risk assessments of clients’ businesses and products, and prepare strategic market access advice to prevent breaches of any applicable sanctions.

Acting for clients from across industry sectors, we have experience navigating the sanction landscape in a wide range of countries, including Russia, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea and Syria.

Our notable experience
  • Advised a number of clients on the applicable sanctions regime, compliance policies with a view to their industry, key market, offshore presence and product offering.
  • Advised investment funds and fund managers on compliance requirements under international sanction regimes, focusing on US dollar nexus and investor participation.
  • Advised a number of banks on their sanction compliance programme, covering UNSC, US, UK and EU sanctions regimes, focusing on client screening policies, SWIFT transactions diligence and payments related to trade accounts.
  • Advised a major telecom technology provider on the applicable US and EU sanctions with regards to a Middle-Eastern infrastructure project and Middle-Eastern contractors.
Our specialists
Priyanka Kapoor
0207 842 1665
07901 257924
English, Hindi, Punjabi
Michael Potts
0207 842 1640
07770 802430
English, French
Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Services
Asset Recovery and Enforcement
We have decades of expertise working across complex international fraud and asset recovery cases – delivering creative solutions, at pace.
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Civil Fraud
Regarded as a leader in the civil fraud space, our team is experienced representing both claimants and defendants in all areas of fraud litigation.
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Commercial Litigation
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with high-value, complex and heavily contested commercial litigation cases – often against large City and international firms.
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Insolvency and Restructuring
With wide-ranging experience acting for corporations and individuals alike, members of the PCB Byrne team have dealt with some of the largest insolvency cases to reach the English Courts.
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International Arbitration
We have worked with clients from around the world, who seek us out for our outcome-driven approach and pragmatic advice. We ensure every case is tailored to meet the needs of each client – often leaning on our litigation colleagues to support arbitration proceedings, for example in the case of interim relief applications.
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Business Crime and Regulatory Services
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
With one of the most experienced teams in the country, we routinely tackle asset seizure and forfeiture investigations for a wide range of clients. We have established a number of legal precedents in this space, and have become the go-to firm for proactive, expert advice.
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Corporate and Financial Crime
Working across jurisdictions on all areas of corporate and financial crime, we regularly advise on issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions and money laundering.
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Corporate Investigations
With extensive disputes experience behind us, we offer the strategic advice to address all legal, procedural, operational and reputational aspects of any corporate investigation.
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Regulatory and Disciplinary
Whether clients are facing investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Dental Practice Board, we bring a wealth of international experience across regulatory and compliance enquiries.
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Serious and General Crime
We bring our criminal defence expertise to bear across a range of general crime issues, from theft and fraud to sexual and violent offences.
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