Alan Bacarese

Special Counsel at Peters & Peters Solicitors, leading UK and international anti-corruption and governance expert

Alan specialises in corruption (domestic and transnational), money laundering, mutual legal assistance and fraud, with a wealth of experience in international crime. He joined Peters & Peters in 2011 having left the renowned and respected International Centre for Asset Recovery, Basel, Switzerland where he was its first Head of Legal and Case Consultancy.

Alan was called to the Bar in 1988 and worked within the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and its HQ’s Policy Directorate and European and International Division until 2007. A fluent Spanish speaker he has worked on large scale international cases in many countries and led on domestic and international corruption and on high profile human rights issues.

Alan has a long established international practice as a member of the UK’s delegation to the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery and as a technical adviser to the UN, EU and other international organisations on corruption and transnational crime related work. In 2007 Alan joined the newly created International Centre for Asset Recovery, with lead responsibility for anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, financial investigations and asset recovery cases in a number of jurisdictions. This role also involved direct engagement with the leading international agencies in this field such as the StAR Initiative of the World Bank and UN Office of Drugs and Crime, as well as with investigators and lawyers in the International Criminal Court and the Global Fund and regulators in the financial crime field the world over.

Alan is a co-author of the leading UK Legal text book on ‘Corruption and Misuse of Public Office’ (Oxford University Press, September 2011) and ‘The Counter Fraud Practitioners Book’ (Gower Publishing November 2012). He is also one of the Contributing Editors for the Getting The Deal Through 'Asset Recovery 2013' Publication.

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