Peters & Peters has a “renowned extradition practice with significant experience of handling Interpol red notice and EAW extradition matters” and is recognised as a Band 1 firm in this area by Chambers UK 2017.

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We have acted for numerous clients facing extradition from the UK to a variety of jurisdictions, including the Russian Federation, US, India, Kenya and countries in Europe operating the European Arrest Warrant. We also advise on extradition proceedings in any of the former UK colonies or Commonwealth countries, which have similar legislative schemes and, are currently dealing with cases in Bermuda and Trinidad.

Our lawyers are frequently consulted prior to a formal request even being made to the United Kingdom and are able to provide specialist advice at every stage of extradition proceedings. We regularly assist lawyers overseas to deal with extradition proceedings outside the UK and have helped successfully resist requests made to Monaco, Germany and Cyprus.

Our expertise is particularly valuable where the request has a political or economic motivation. To date, we have been successful in challenging all such extradition requests received from the Russian Federation.

Our internationally recognised team adopts a strategic approach to each case and has extensive experience in advising clients through bail proceedings, evidence gathering, formal hearings and any necessary appeals. Our team’s innovation and determination has enabled us to devise creative solutions and achieve outstanding success for our clients and resounding judgments in the extradition court. Our renowned experience in dealing with extradition matters means that we are called upon by overseas corporate entities to advise when they have been the victims of fraud.

We also advise corporate clients and senior executives about the risk of extradition to the US arising from the trend towards criminalising regulatory matters and the active prosecution agencies in the US. We currently represent a number of senior UK executives facing potential extradition to the US, arising from a variety of separate fraud investigations. In addition, we help significant shareholders and officers of large online gaming companies to identify the risks arising from business in the US in light of actual or potential criminal investigations.

We maintain exceptional working relationships with key immigration lawyers, and have an International network of trusted experts and advisors with the appropriate skills and experience to assist as necessary.

We recently launched the Peters & Peters Extradition UK blog site authored by our extradition experts Jasvinder Nakhwal and Nick Vamos. The Extradition UK blog is a free to use service providing comprehensive and timely news updates in respect of extradition, INTERPOL and Mutual Legal Assistance. It provides coverage of key recent developments, procedures and cases relating to these areas of law, along with a range of static resources for those who wish to better understand the law and procedures. Subscribers will remain up to date with any new information or posts.

Key Contacts

Jasvinder Nakhwal

Jasvinder Nakhwal, Partner

Email Jasvinder

+44 (0)20 7822 7753

Nick Vamos

Nick Vamos, Partner

Email Nick

+44 (0)20 7822 7776

Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane, Head of Business Crime

Email Michael

+44 (0)20 7822 7755

Neil Swift

Neil Swift, Partner

Email Neil

+44 (0)20 7822 7763

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