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.
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.
We are a collegial fellowship of academics and litigation service professionals seeking to enrich skills, lead critical thinking, share experiences, and expand our knowledge related to the world of financial crime.
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.
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.
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.
The Academy is an elevated forum of the finest financial crime litigation professionals across jurisdictions who are distinguished by their strong academic background, the wealth of their experience, and their outstanding professional skills.
Where theory meets practice
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.
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Exchanging novel litigation strategies, research findings, relevant experiences and best practices to further enrich legal theories and the practice of litigation.
Offering educational resources for litigators and researchers to help them develop and fine tune their litigation skills.
News and events
New posts, upcoming events and featured publications.
Fellow of the Month Q&A Feature
In this Fellow of the Month Q&A, Ilias Anagnostopoulos talks about how a crisis is a learning process that develops new skills.
Ilias G. Anagnostopoulos
Anti-Bribery and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance Guide for U.S. Companies Doing Business in India
In this publication, Sherbir Panag delineates what constitutes bribery, who is held liable, established examples, policy enforcement, and potential pitfalls for businesses in India.
FUNK: Irresponsible Media Misinformation About Lethal Self-Defense Risks Getting People Killed
In his recent article, Markus Funk issues a challenge to media outlets to get their facts straight and present them in a clear, direct manner devoid of sensationalism, otherwise, they are contributing to the all-too-commonplace incidences of violence against trespassers.
T. Markus Funk
Rafoi Amicus Brief
The Academy together with Fellows Fred Davis, Ben Gruenstein, and Lucinda Low filed an amicus brief in the Rafoi case. This initiative is a grand effort and a superb example of The Academy’s collegiality and camaraderie. Fellow Jon Sack was also instrumental in this endeavor.
Click here to download the Amicus Brief.
Cryptocurrencies in Asia and beyond: law, regulation and enforcement
Dorothy Siron presents a detailed research and her unique experience in asset recovery and fraud in the Asian region.
Read the working paper