A specialist financial crime lawyer has been selected as the exclusive Jersey member of a global network that seeks to assist the victims of fraud around the world.
Stephen Baker, Partner at Baker & Partners, was accepted as the sole Jersey-based lawyer for ’FraudNet’ after completing a rigorous selection procedure.
Operated by the ’Commercial Crime Services’ arm of the International Chamber of Commerce, FraudNet is a network of specialists in the field of fraud and white collar crime from different jurisdictions around the world. It aims to provide fraud victims with a first local-point-of-contact who, drawing on FraudNet’s network of legal specialists, can help respond to cases of fraud, including tracing and recovering assets, identifying money laundering and taking action against offenders.
As part of his membership, Stephen will also, along with other members, be invited to talk and share his knowledge at conferences and with law enforcement agencies around the world, and convene with his FraudNet colleagues a number of times each year to review current developments and trends in financial crime.
Stephen acts regularly for foreign governments in asset recovery actions and is regularly instructed by both the Attorney General and the Jersey Financial Services Commission. He has expertise in cases involving complex fraud and money laundering, particularly those with an international and political dimension. Educated at Manchester and Cambridge University, Stephen obtained a First Class Masters degree in Law and was called to the English Bar in 1989. On being accepted into FraudNet’s membership, he said:
“I am delighted that FraudNet has decided to welcome me as the only Jersey representative within their global network of specialists. The work they do in investigating and combating financial crime around the world is admirable and it is entirely right that Jersey should play a role in achieving that objective. Working with other specialists around the world, I look forward to assisting victims of fraud and in promoting awareness about issues of international financial crime in the months and years ahead.”