Faisal OsmanIndependent Barrister
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Faisal Osman is a barrister in independent practice specialising in financial crime cases in the UK and internationally. Like BLL’s Lead Counsel Jonathan Fisher QC, Faisal is also a registered practitioner in the Dubai International Financial Court Centre (DIFC) and his practice is developing with an increasing international dimension. He has worked, and continues to work, with Jonathan on leading cases which have a Dubai connection.
Faisal’s specialist areas of practice focus on domestic and international civil and criminal asset recovery, with cases involving civil / commercial litigation where there is alleged criminal wrongdoing, corruption, fraud, regulatory enforcement, economic sanctions and professional discipline. His recent international cases include NG (Cyprus), QGICO (Qatar), TR (Bahrain), Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani (Qatar) v a Firm (UAE) in the DIFC, a tripartite MENA / GCC / Swiss asset recovery claim with comparative analysis of Lebanese, Swiss codes (civil and criminal), and advising MENA region sovereign stolen asset recovery claims involving Libya and Egypt.
Faisal is recommended in the Chambers UK Directory for 2017 in the areas of Financial Crime and Proceeds of Crime work where he is described as “delightful, highly intelligent and someone with a prodigious appetite for work who is a real rising star in both the civil as well as the criminal fields...". The Legal 500 Directory for 2016 describes him as "... immensely hardworking, but you wouldn’t think it from how effortless he makes it look...". His publications include contributions as a co-author to Mitchell Taylor, Talbot on Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime, and updating and rewriting the Model Provisions on Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, Preventive Measures and Proceeds of Crime for UNODC, Commonwealth Secretariat and the IMF. He is also a consultant to the Government of Bahamas, advising on the drafting a new Proceeds of Crime Act, 2016.
Faisal has been in practice for 14 years, having been called to the Bar in 2002.