Where theory
meets practice

Top litigators in The Academy complement the Basel Institute's work to tackle financial crime. These litigators are creative and eager to explore innovative strategies.
Political Scientist Gretta Fenner
Managing Director of the Basel Institute on Governance
Working alongside the academics at The Academy, we see organic growth, improved litigation and research skills, and are challenged daily to closely examine stimulating issues.
Litigator Keith Oliver
Head of International, Peters & Peters
The Basel Institute encourages prosecution agencies to engage The Academy's litigators to represent them in foreign courts against financial institutions facing money laundering and corruption.
Professor Mark Pieth
Member of the Foundation Board
of the Basel Institute on Governance
We're learning that more regulations mean more regulations to break, leading to more prosecutions and litigation for both poachers and gamekeepers.
Litigator Keith Oliver
Head of International, Peters & Peters

Educate

Offering continuing education for litigators and researchers.

Collect

Maintaining financial crimes database generated by the courts, law enforcement and legal professionals worldwide.

The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators emerged from a vision to develop worldwide collaborative solutions that are based on research, collective experiences and best practices in cases of economic crime.

The Academy has united the top public- and private-sector litigation professionals with the renowned Basel Institute on Governance and like-minded academics to form an independent, non-partisan global center of excellence that encourages collaboration and innovation to shape and advance financial-crime litigation practices for the future.
Basel Institute on Governance

Founder's quotes

Stephane Bonifassi

“Considering the growth of the worldwide white-collar criminal practice, we saw a need to bring together hardcore litigators to foster skills and allow court access when the case needs to be decided there.”

— Stéphane Bonifassi

“A foundation for maintaining the rule of law is a strong and independent bar. The Academy ‎will seek to foster our strength and independence through collegiality, nonpartisanship, inclusiveness, internationalism and learning.”

— Lincoln Caylor

Lincoln Caylor
Elizabeth Ortega

“The Academy is about bringing together A-list financial crime litigators and renowned academics to whet curiosity, sharpen techniques and provide the leadership that will mold and enhance the professional landscape.”

— Elizabeth Ortega

Members in the news

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Collection of Articles About Compliance Set to Launch Later This Month

Antenor Madruga contributed to the book "Specific Themes on Compliance,” a collection of articles about compliance set to launch in Brazil on 26 June and 1 July. The publication explores compliance in a systemic way, explaining how companies must be proactive in protecting themselves against the risks associated with non-compliance. 

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Boycotting Small Mines Won't Solve 'Dirty Gold'

Following his research into "dirty gold," Mark Pieth takes a stance in Swiss Info that punishing artisanal gold miners is not the answer to solving abysmal working conditions, environmental impacts and widespread corruption at small-scale mines. 

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Blogs of Interest

Compliance and Enforcement
A blog sponsored by NYU Law's Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, edited by Jennifer Arlen.

IELR Blog
The official blog of the "International Enforcement Law Reporter," edited by Bruce Zagaris.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Ignoring Local Rules in Investigations Conducted Abroad and the Consequences

Writing for "Global Investigations Review," Fred Davis highlights the challenges lawyers may face if they ignore local rules when conducting internal investigations abroad.

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