International Crime & Extradition

If you are facing extradition or ordered to appear or testify in a foreign court, the way in which you respond can have serious consequences. Swift action and a tactical approach are paramount when dealing with challenging and complex international law.

International Crime & Extradition

If you are facing extradition or ordered to appear or testify in a foreign court, the way in which you respond can have serious consequences. Swift action and a tactical approach are paramount when dealing with challenging and complex international law.

Law enforcement agencies from other jurisdictions in Europe, the USA and elsewhere are increasingly pursuing individuals and organisations suspected of serious crime such as bribery and corruption, money laundering, organised crime financing, and commercial fraud using international treaties designed to bring closer cooperation.  The work of these enforcement agencies is assisted by international organisations such as European Commission European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and INTERPOL.

Greater collaboration between countries through Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA), international treaties, and simplified extradition procedures make cross border criminal investigations and prosecutions easier to pursue than ever before. You may now also find that your assets are frozen and restrained both in the UK and abroad at the outset of an investigation.  

Our international crime and extradition lawyers have decades of experience of multi-faceted, cross-jurisdictional criminal investigations. We can help you at every stage, from responding to extradition requests and INTERPOL Red Notices, bail proceedings, extradition hearings and appearances in courts across the globe.

Our strong and established international links have resulted in us acting for clients facing extradition both from and to the UK from jurisdictions including the Middle East, Russia, USA and countries in Europe operating within the European Arrest Warrant Scheme.  

We have successfully resisted numerous extradition requests particularly where the request has a political, economic or military motivation. We have recently advised in relation to extradition and MLA by countries including USA, Germany, Republic of Cyprus, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates.  

Please see our International Crime & Extradition case studies for more information about our work in this area.

INTERPOL Red Notices

INTERPOL Red Notices are international requests seeking the provisional arrest of an individual as a precursor to possible extradition. Red Notices can have a devastating impact on your liberty. International travel will be difficult and your bank accounts and assets may be restrained. They can also severely impact your reputation preventing you from conducting your business affairs, carrying out banking transactions and managing your assets.

At The Khan Partnership, we have an outstanding track record of successfully challenging and quashing INTERPOL Red Notices, particularly when they are politically motivated. We have acted for high profile individuals and political figures from around the world. Our international crime lawyers are experienced in challenging INTERPOL and have successfully had Red Notices withdrawn against our clients.

For more information about our work in this area, please see our INTERPOL Red Notices Case Studies.

Mutual Legal Assistance

Whether you are a witness or suspect in a cross border investigation or you need advice on international law, we will swiftly implement a tactical and proactive approach to protect your best interests.

We have successfully dealt with complex issues which arise from MLA requests such as data protection and legal privilege to ensure our clients’ rights are  properly protected and that only evidence obtained lawfully can be used in court. 

Our global financial crime team has expertise in advising on Restraint Orders sought by overseas prosecutors to help prevent your assets being frozen. The Khan Partnership has excellent and established relationships with lawyers located across the globe and we frequently work closely with our international counterparts in cross-border cases including Switzerland, Germany, France, Cyprus, Russia, Hong Kong, China, India, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, United Arab Emirates and United States of America.