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Ian Burton

BCL Solicitors LLP - London

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  • 51 Lincoln's Inn Fields
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • WC2A 3LZ

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Ian Burton is the senior partner and founder of BCL. Having been involved in most of the significant business crime investigations and prosecutions brought by the UK authorities over the last 25 years, Ian has unrivalled strategic judgment and experience in providing discreet, prompt and clear advice to high-profile and high net-worth individuals, chairmen and CEOs of corporations, corporations, heads of government and government bodies on a wide range of complex and sensitive issues, both nationally and internationally. These include commercial fraud, international financial regulation (including money laundering), corruption, sanctions, tax and company investigations, price-fixing, extradition and mutual legal assistance and corporate manslaughter, and often require the co-ordination, frequently in a multi-jurisdictional context, of a range of other professionals, including overseas lawyers, accountants, tax advisers and PR / media advisers.

Professional Memberships

International Bar Association; American Bar Association; Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers; Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.


Trained Copeland Glickman; qualified 1971; founded Burton Copeland 1982; established London office of the firm (which subsequently became a separate partnership and now BCL) 1991.


Attended Whittingehame College.