Michael O’Kane
Senior Partner and Head of Business Crime, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP


Michael O’Kane is Senior Partner and head of the business crime team at Peters & Peters. Recently listed as one of only 10 of the world’s best investigative lawyers, he is highly experienced at dealing with the international aspects of business crime, in particular economic sanctions, corruption, cartels, and extradition. Michael regularly advises corporate clients on sanctions related issues, such as global compliance, contractual disputes, criminal risk, and licensing requirements. He has acted for a number of corporate and individual clients challenging their EU designations before the CJEU.

Prior to joining Peters & Peters, Michael was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters. He is consistently recognised as a leader in his field by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. Most recently, Michael featured in The Lawyer ‘Hot 100’ list for 2017. He is also the co-author of the leading blog on EU sanctions www.europeansanctions.com