Reaching across borders
Bright Line Law’s work has a wide international dimension, in addition to work associated with the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Advice and legal proceedings
We can advise as specialist practitioners in any case where an issue of English law arises. Typically, these cases involve cross-border transactions, offshore companies and trusts, where issues involving bribery and corruption, tax evasion, money laundering, terrorist financing and breach of economic sanctions have arisen.
We advise foreign individuals and companies on their ability to initiate criminal or civil proceedings in the United Kingdom where there has been criminal wrongdoing. We also advise foreign individuals and companies involved in disputes before a foreign court or tribunal where the lawful nature of individual or corporate activity has been called into question.
The extent of a parent company’s liability for the actions of a subsidiary company, an agent or a joint venture partner is rapidly developing in English law.
In addition, we advise in cases involving international mutual assistance in criminal, civil and regulatory matters.
We work with international and local law firms, individuals, family offices, corporations, regulators and professional lay clients.
Consultancy and dialogue
Bright Line Law work with international organisations such as the Council of Europe, the Academy of European Law, and the African Union to provide consultancy, dialogue and professional training services to judges and prosecutors as well as in-house and external lawyers representing individuals and companies, in the areas of bribery and corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and combatting organised crime.
We have a demonstrated focus on clients in the Middle East, especially those based in, or with a connection to, Dubai.
We have direct experience of litigating in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Court, Jonathan Fisher QC and Anita Clifford are both registered DIFC practitioners. We may be instructed to act as counsel as well as co-counsel with international and local firms in proceedings in the DIFC. In addition, we are registered as a legal service provider with the Abu Dhabi Global Markets Court.