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Global Sanctions Forum
October 2022

John Binns
Partner at BCL Solicitors


John Binns is a partner at BCL Solicitors specialising in all aspects of business crime, with a particular interest in confiscation, civil recovery and money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (“POCA”). His business crime experience includes representing suspects, defendants and witnesses in cases invoking allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud (including carbon credits, carousel/MTIC, land-banking, Ponzi and pyramid scheme frauds), insider trading, market abuse, price-fixing, sanctions-busting, and tax evasion. Much of John’s work is international in nature. He has represented individuals in challenges to the European Court of Justice against their inclusion on targeted sanctions lists arising from the Arab Spring, and advised on numerous Interpol Red Notices and extradition requests, with a particular expertise in challenging allegations made by overseas authorities on the basis of political motivation. His business crime and proceeds of crime cases often involve mutual assistance and/or parallel investigations in other jurisdictions.


John studied LLB Law at King’s College London and MPhil Criminology at the University of Cambridge. He trained and qualified at a general crime firm and then spent three years as a legal and policy adviser at the Legal Services Commission, before joining a leading criminal/regulatory defence firm of solicitors. He joined BCL in 2010 and has been a partner there since 2017. In addition, John has considerable experience as an author and editor and has given interviews on legal topics for national press, broadcast and radio.

Agenda Sessions

  • Practical Challenges of Dealing with Corruption & Human Rights Sanctions Regimes


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