Michael Potts - Managing Partner

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Michael specialises in the defence of financial crime, fraud and regulatory investigations and prosecutions. He has acted in numerous high profile investigations and prosecutions brought against individuals by the SFO, FCA, Fraud Prosecution Service, and other regulatory bodies and prosecution agencies. He regularly advises in international cases that involve US and European Prosecutors/Regulators and the overlap between jurisdictions. Michael also advises both companies and professional firms on their anti money laundering compliance. Michael is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Criminal and Civil Proceedings).

Notable experience


Michael graduated from Oxford University in 1993. He qualified at Dechert LLP in 1997. Michael was a founding partner of Byrne and Partners LLP in 2003. He was made Managing Partner of the firm in 2012. He is a member of the Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers and is a member of the Law Society’s Anti Money Laundering Panel. Michael regularly lectures on anti money laundering and proceeds of crime asset recovery issues. He is a contributing author to the Restraint and Confiscation Chapter of Fraud Law: Practice and Procedure.

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