Peters & Peters has a “renowned extradition practice with significant experience of handling INTERPOL Red Notices and EAW extradition matters” and is recognised as a Band 1 firm in this area by Chambers UK 2017. We have an outstanding track record in successfully challenging INTERPOL Red Notices, resulting in their withdrawal and deletion.
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 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 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. 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.
Our team of INTERPOL lawyers frequently engage with INTERPOL directly, putting forward powerful reasons why a notice or diffusion should be withdrawn. The team has a consistent track record of success in achieving the removal of Red Notices and pre-emptively persuading INTERPOL to agree not to issue an anticipated Red Notice or allow a diffusion through its systems.
Where INTERPOL notices are not withdrawn, we engage with the relevant authorities in the UK and overseas to try to ensure that improperly or politically motivated Red Notices are not given effect, to obtain safe passage for clients, and to garner international support for their removal.
Some of the firm’s leading cases in these areas can be found here and here.