Corporate Crime and Fraud
Leading crime barrister
Brian has extensive experience in handling cases of complex fraud, cybercrime, bribery, corruption and cartels.
Brian’s expertise as a leading crime barrister is exceptionally useful when dealing with corporate crime, such as corruption, fraud and insider dealing. He has a powerful ability to understand complex financial and business data. He is logical, analytical, an excellent problem-solver, highly resourceful and a bold decision-maker.
Brian is ‘top ranked’ in The Legal 500 for Business & Regulatory Crime.
He handles financial crime matters as part of his broader criminal law practice. He has defended and advised in large-scale fraud cases including mortgage and tax fraud, insider dealing and other serious fraud and corruption cases. These have included fraud regarding the flotation of a company based upon alleged mining deposits in Butte, Montana, USA, the trial of Brent Walker’s finance director and large-scale corruption in the Met Police, originally exposed by the BBC’s Panorama.
Brian has also advised the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) on alleged cartel offences, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in blockbuster cases, and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on insider dealing.
“Brian is one of big beasts of the criminal Bar. He combines a ferocious work ethic, incredible attention to detail and strategic vision. He commands the confidence of the court as well as he commands his brief – a superb appellate advocate”
Legal 500 2023 (Business and Regulatory Crime)
“Brian is hugely experienced, strategically astute, has impeccable judgment of risk and commands the respect of both the client and the judiciary. An inspirational leader who demands high standards of himself and others. He is a role model in his capacity for hard work, attention to detail but never losing sight of the bigger picture.”
Legal 500 2022 (Business & Regulatory Crime)
“A leader who cuts through to the essence of a case. When you instruct him, he inspires huge confidence. He is a true luminary. Above all, in heavy business and regulatory crime and investigatory cases, he is truly fearless.“
Legal 500 2021 (Business & Regulatory Crime)
Who’s Who Legal UK Bar 2018 named Brian as one of “47 standout barristers who are considered leaders in the field of criminal fraud. They are highlighted for their expertise in a range of matters including white-collar crime, money laundering, corruption and regulatory and compliance matters.”
Call Brian Altman KC on 020 7440 8888 or email: [email protected]
Brian Altman KC is a barrister regulated by the Bar Standards Board