Practice Summary

Philip lives in Switzerland and is often instructed by other continental and American lawyers in cases involving several jurisdictions. He takes on cases with an international dimension and is also a specialist in white collar fraud, corporate and gross negligence manslaughter, international criminal law, extradition and European law.

He has wide experience in the Court of Appeal, and (formerly) the House of Lords including the challenge of search warrants and restraint/receivership orders. He has an extensive practice in diversion, VAT, tax and mortgage frauds, fraudulent trading. He has advised on money laundering regulations, civil fraud allegations on the impact of the criminal law and advising in confiscation proceedings.

Philip’s practice includes the tracing of hidden assets in divorce and family law cases and in civil remedies for victims of fraud. His other fields of professional expertise include all aspects of international law, international licensing, the drafting of complex international contractual obligations, and the financial consequences of international divorce.
In the 1980’s he began his pro bono work, particularly for final appeals to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in death penalty cases from the British Commonwealth countries.

Philip has appeared as amicus before many US State Supreme Courts including the presentation of oral argument. This culminated in the United States Supreme Court landmark decision [5-4] of Roper v Simmons 125 S. Ct. 1183 [March, 2005] whereby the death penalty was abolished throughout all of the United States for juvenile offenders.

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