- Representing a Russian national detained in Bulgaria on an extradition request from the Russian Federation which garnered significant attention in both Bulgarian and Russian media. Instructed by the client to co-ordinate the legal challenges in Bulgaria and to make applications for interim relief measures to the ECtHR and the UN Committee Against Torture.
- Involved in representing a client whose extradition was sought by the USA in relation to charges of hacking in to computer systems of government agencies such as the FBI, NASA, US Army and the Missile Defence Agency.
- Instructed on appeal to represent a client in the first ever extradition request from Paraguay concerning a $60m fraud allegation.
- Advising a serving member of the armed forces on a Judicial Review of ACRO’s decision to register a foreign conviction on his PNC following our successful defence of a Turkish extradition request.
- Successfully represented an investment banker in relation to an alleged bankruptcy fraud in Italy concerning international company Olivetti.
Anthony HanrattySenior Associate
- "The ‘forum bar’ was introduced into the Extradition Act 2003 by the Crime and Courts Act 2013 and came into force in October 2013."
- "On 16 July 2018 the divisional court handed down judgment in M & B v Italy  EWHC 1808 (Admin) which has given extradition defence lawyers some hope when it comes to challenging the validity of warrants under s2 of the Extradition Act 2003 (“the Act”)."
- "The EAW was introduced in 2004 in order to streamline the extradition of wanted persons between EU member states. Unlike extradition requests from countries outside the EU, EAW requests are made through judicial channels rather than through government departments. "
- "On 23 May 2018, the Sanctions and Money Laundering Act was given Royal Assent. Currently the ability of the UK to impose domestic sanctions is set out in the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001"
- "Whilst the UK government has no hesitation in accusing Russia of using a chemical agent in an attempted murder on UK soil, the English courts still find no reason to doubt the truthfulness and reliability of the Russian Federation when it comes to providing assurances in extradition cases."
- "The introduction of the European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) in January 2004 has streamlined the way in which extradition between EU member states has been dealt with by the courts."
- "In Grecu and Bagarea v Romania  EWHC 1427 (Admin) the High Court has once again, despite finding that conditions of detention would most likely breach Article 3 ECHR, given the Romanian authorities more time to provide further assurances to the court."
- "On 15 June 2017 Irwin LJ and Sweeney J handed down judgment in Alexander v France and Di Benedetto v Italy  EWHC 1392 (Admin). This judgment has significant consequences in relation to challenges surrounding the validity of European Arrest Warrants."
Areas of Expertise
Anthony specialises in extradition matters and regularly acts in complex and high profile cases with a particular expertise in political/judicial corruption and human rights issues.
Anthony has extensive experience in defending Part 1 and Part 2 extradition requests and has represented clients arrested on warrants from countries such as Russia, Turkey, Paraguay, Albania, USA and Canada as well as defending hundreds of European Arrest Warrants. He provides advice on a wide range of pre-arrest issues such as challenging Interpol Red Notices and warrants in foreign jurisdictions.
Noted for his advocacy skills, Anthony regularly represents clients at contested extradition hearings. He also advises on appeals to the High Court, Supreme Court and ECtHR.
Anthony has also developed a thriving practice advising HNWIs from Russia and CIS region on their potential exposure in the UK, and internationally, on a range of issues such as Unexplained Wealth Orders, sanctions and anti-bribery and corruption procedures.
Ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ for Crime: Extradition, Anthony is recognised for his “very knowledgeable” extradition practice, is “excellent to work with” (Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2017) and is described as a “fantastic advocate” who is “very concise and engaging, with a good reputation among judges”. “He has a track record of successes in resisting extradition requests” (Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2018).
A & B v Lithuania
Involved in defending Russian banker accused of theft and fraud offences arising from ‘corporate raiding’.
Moldova v G
Involved in defending Russian banker accused of attempted murder arising from politically motivated allegations.
C v Germany
Leading High Court case setting down guidance on the application of s12A of the Extradition Act 2003.
D v Russian Federation
Represented Mr D in the first ever High Court case to examine the reliability of assurances provided by the Russian Federation in relation to the treatment and detention of extradited persons.
C v Turkey
Instructed on appeal following order for client’s extradition to serve a sentence of 7yrs imprisonment. Client discharged in the High Court due to new evidence obtained by the defence showing appalling treatment of LGBTI prisoners in Turkish prisons.
Anthony is a member of the Extradition Lawyers’ Association and a founding committee member of the Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum.
Anthony frequently writes articles and provides training on extradition law and procedure.