Jonathan Fisher Recent Work

Instructions in 2016 and 2017 include:

  • Advising in the Rio Tinto alleged corruption case involving the Simandou Project in Guinea;

  • Advising a client on the application of customer due diligence requirements to his business to ensure compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007;

  • Advising a company and its solicitors on the application of economic sanctions involving trade with Iran;

  • Advising a Guernsey based trust fund on the application of its reporting obligations under the anti-money laundering regime;

  • Advising and representing the Serious Fraud Office in its dispute with ENRC over the application of legal professional privilege;

  • Advising a Premier League football player in a dispute with HMRC over image rights;

  • Advise the Council of Europe on the application of new asset confiscation laws in the Ukraine;

  • Delivering professional anti-money laundering training to a magic circle firm and other leading solicitors firms;

  • Advising a professional client on the money laundering and professional regulatory matters following the disclosure of the Mossack Fonseca papers in Panama;

  • Advising one of the UK’s largest estate agencies in handling an HMRC investigation into systemic breaches of the Money Laundering Regulations;

  • Advising a Middle Eastern owned money service bureau in connection with an investigation into alleged money laundering involving over £100 million;

  • Advising a professional client on money laundering matters in connection with the Swiss and Singaporean investigations into the $42 billion alleged 1Malaysia Development fraud

  • Advising a high net worth taxpayer following HMRC’s rejection of a taxpayer’s voluntary disclosure under the Lichtenstein Disclosure Facility;

  • Preparing a submission to HMRC on behalf of a high net worth taxpayer on reasons why criminal charges should not be brought where the taxpayer was involved in a failed tax avoidance film scheme;

  • Advising on the potential application of revenue offences (and consequential money laundering offences) where a company has imported products into the UK from China in breach of EU anti-dumping provisions;

  •  Advising on the application of Libyan economic sanctions and the continuing validity of licences obtained from HM Treasury;

  • Advising an arms consultant in connection with a civil fraud claim involving the sale of defence equipment in Malaysia; 

  • Representing a minority investor in proceedings to recover £90 million following the collapse of a Middle Eastern bank following exposure of its fraudulent, money laundering and terrorist financing activity;

  • Representing the Director of Public Prosecutions when freezing $82 million bribe monies at the request of the Republic of Italy and the Milan Public Prosecutor’s Office in investigating the corrupt obtaining by Chief Daniel Etete and others of an oil producing licence in Nigeria; 

  • Advising a professional client on the potential money laundering impact of a breach of China’s currency exchange restrictions;

  • Advising a leading US law firm on the cross-jurisdictional application of the money laundering reporting regime;

  • Advising a telecoms service provider on the application of the money laundering regime to monies generated from the fraudulent activities of third parties;  

  • Advising a professional client in connection with matters relating to the alleged £10 million fraud at Northamptonshire Football Club;

  • Providing consultancy advice and professional training services to the Council of Europe and European Union Eastern Partnership Programme strengthening capacities to fight and prevent corruption in Azerbaijan;

  • Special adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee on financial services regulatory matters which are the subject of current investigations;

  • Giving oral evidence to the House of Commons Home Affairs Committee on reform of the UK’s confiscation and restraint regime.


Jonathan Fisher QC in the media

An article written by Jonathan Fisher QC was cited with approval by the Law Commission in its report on the SARs Regime. The ...

Bright Line Law speak as experts for Council of Europe

Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford travelled to Chisinau, Moldova to speak as experts for the Council of Europe. As part o...