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, December 12, 2018

David Martin Fights Huawei Exec’s Extradition to the U.S., Gets Bail

As an attorney for Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei’s Chief Financial Officer, David Martin is battling his client Meng Wanzhou’s extradition to the U.S. from Vancouver amid allegations she circumvented U.S. sanctions against Iran in her dealings with an Iranian mobile phone company. More

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Bruce Zagaris Unpacks Huawei Executive’s Extradition Case

In a blog post for the “IELR Blog,” Bruce Zagaris looks at the charges pending against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the U.S. from Canada stemming from her dealings with an Iranian mobile phone company. Those deals allegedly circumvent U.S. sanctions against Iran. More

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.