Mutual criminal legal assistance is now one of the most significant, and fast-emerging, areas of criminal practice and meaningful effective pre-charge assistance is often crucial to avoiding extradition exposure.

Extradition proceedings are increasingly used by international authorities when dealing with international organized crime, criminality within global commerce, terrorism, corruption, tax evasion/fraud and money laundering.

Our extradition lawyers are in touch with a network of trusted criminal lawyers around the world who can provide invaluable information about their country’s criminal justice system or the particular criminal proceedings which may support a defense to extradition.

Our teams contacts with local lawyers is particularly important in the European Arrest Warrant procedures where we have particular expertise in challenging the requests based upon the risks of human rights violations in the requesting state, including torture, arbitrary detention or an unfair trial.