Richard Sallybanks specialises in complex business crime and regulatory defence work.
Richard has been a partner at BCL Burton Copeland since 1999, having joined the practice from CMS Cameron McKenna in 1995. At CMS, Richard specialised in commercial litigation and worked in Hong Kong and Germany, as well as on secondment at financial regulator IMRO.
At BCL, Richard has been involved in numerous Serious Fraud Office, Financial Services Authority, HM Revenue & Customs and Office of Fair Trading investigations and prosecutions together with associated restraint and confiscation proceedings. His experience in SFO matters includes Mabey and Johnson (overseas corruption and sanctions-busting), DePuy International (joint UK/US corruption/FCPA investigation), BCCI, United Mizrahi Bank/Facia (corruption and conspiracy to defraud), Balfron (fraud on a pension fund), SSL plc (false accounting), Operation Holbein (alleged price-fixing in the supply of generic drugs to the NHS), Izodia plc (conspiracy to defraud and theft of £35m) and Severn Trent Water (provision of alleged false information to Ofwat, the industry regulator). He has also dealt with a number of SFO requests for information pursuant to the mutual legal assistance regime with other jurisdictions. Richard has acted in a number of FSA criminal and regulatory investigations for brokers, traders and senior executives, including in relation to allegations of insider dealing and market abuse. He represented a senior executive of British Airways in the global investigation, led by the US Department of Justice Anti-Trust Division, into a cartel in the air cargo industry. He has also acted in the Metropolitan Police "cash for honours" enquiry and also has experience of regulatory and disciplinary proceedings brought by other regulators including Lloyd's of London and the Law Society.
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