Mishcon de Reya has announced that Ben Brandon will join as a partner in the White Collar Crime and Investigations team in September. Ben specialises in extradition and fraud and will add depth to the firm's extradition offering.
As a senior practitioner in the field and a dual qualified barrister and solicitor, Ben has been consistently ranked by professional directories as a leading lawyer in extradition and fraud and has been a member of 3 Raymond Buildings, a leading barrister’s chambers in London for the past 15 years. In that time he has appeared in all courts in some of the UK's leading extradition cases and has acted for Governments and individuals from Abu Hamza to Julian Assange.
Ben has also represented individual and corporate clients for over 20 years in complex commercial fraud and regulatory proceedings. He has a particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional investigations and proceedings in parallel civil and criminal cases, and regularly advises individuals and corporations on judicial cooperation and mutual assistance, INTERPOL Red Notices, EUROJUST and United States Department of Justice investigations.
The White Collar Crime & Investigations Team is in its 5th year and since its inception has been nominated for a number of accolades, including White Collar Crime Team of the Year at the 2019 Legal 500 UK Awards.
Jo Rickards, Head of the White Collar & Investigations Team said: "Having worked with Ben for a number of years at 3 Raymond Buildings I'm delighted he's joining us with the blessing of chambers. He brings with him a depth of experience in this practice area and will be a great addition to the team as our WCC&I offering goes from strength to strength."
Ben Brandon added: "I have relished working with investigators, police, lawyers and judges from around the world in complex, multi-jurisdictional criminal investigations and extradition proceedings during my time at 3 Raymond Buildings and look forward to working with them in the future. I am very pleased to be joining a great team and I am excited to enhance and expand Mishcon de Reya's market-leading practice."