Christopher Convey

Barrister at 33 Chancery Lane



Christopher Convey is a barrister practicing in the field of national and international commercial wrongdoing with a particular specialism in fraud, corporate crime, money laundering and asset forfeiture.

Recent high-profile cases include defending in the UBS LIBOR case, representing the US Department of Justice in the matter of Stanford International Bank and the defence of a major pharmaceuticals company in a restrictive practices claim brought against it by the Department of Health.

Other examples of his practice include a multi-million pound travel industry fraud, a multi-million pound construction industry fraud and money laundering operation, the successful defence of a solicitor charged with money laundering and the successful representation of a solicitor accused of perverting the course of justice.

His international work has included acting for off-shore trust companies and HM Attorneys General of Jersey and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

He is also frequently asked to represent and protect the interests of third parties and victims affected by asset forfeiture and confiscation proceedings in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.


Recent cases include:

SFO v Tom Hayes – LIBOR

SFO prosecution of former Yen derivatives trader for UBS and Citigroup.  Tom Hayes was tried for conspiring with employees at some of the world’s largest financial institutions to fix LIBOR rates in favour of his trading and his bank’s financial position.

He was at the heart of world-wide legislative, regulatory and criminal investigations and enquiries including the USA, EU, UK, Germany, Canada and Japan.

The first of what was intended to be several SFO LIBOR prosecutions, the proceedings attracted notable media coverage.


SFO v Asil Nadir (Polly Peck)

SFO prosecution into the theft of over £29m from Polly Peck during the 1980/90s. Mr Nadir was tried after having been abroad for approximately 20 years. The trial, before Mr. Justice Holroyde, in 2012 lasted for 8 months at the Central Criminal Court.  Mr. Nadir’s return from exile, his trial and subsequent conviction attracted substantial media attention.