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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jim Sturman QC is hailed as a “highly dedicated and committed” advocate, renowned for his “phenomenal fraud practice”.

Biography

Jim Sturman QC was called to the Bar in 1982 and became a QC in 2002. He has a global practice as a leading silk in criminal fraud, investigations and sports law. He advises the full range of corporate clients, including banks and football clubs, as well as individuals under investigation and individual athletes or players across the full range of sports. Jim has acted and advised in cases across Europe, Russia, the USA, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. He is frequently retained in multi-jurisdictional cases and international arbitrations. He frequently acts and advises in bribery and corruption, fraud, sanctions and money laundering investigations across the globe. Recent examples include InnospecUnaoil, the Barclays Bank Qatar fund-raising case and the FIFA ethics investigation into Mohammed Bin Hammam. Jim has acted for and advised a host of company directors and individuals across the full gamut of alleged fraud cases, including successful challenges to search warrants and section 2 notices issued by the Serious Fraud Office.

As well as a busy fraud and investigations practice, Jim has acted in some of the truly seminal sports law cases of the past 25 years, including the Carlos Tevez third-party ownership case and Webster on article 17 of FIFA’s statutes. He has also acted for a host of high-profile football clubs and football players.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jim Sturman QC is "very well known" for his adept handling of fraud, corruption and white-collar crime claims.

Biography

Jim Sturman QC was called to the Bar in 1982 and became a QC in 2002. He has a global practice as a leading silk in criminal fraud, investigations and sports law. He advises the full range of corporate clients, including banks and football clubs, as well as individuals under investigation and individual athletes or players across the full range of sports. Jim has acted and advised in cases across Europe, Russia, the USA, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. He is frequently retained in multi-jurisdictional cases and international arbitrations. He frequently acts and advises in bribery and corruption, fraud, sanctions and money laundering investigations across the globe. Recent examples include InnospecUnaoil, the Barclays Bank Qatar fund-raising case and the FIFA ethics investigation into Mohammed Bin Hammam. Jim has acted for and advised a host of company directors and individuals across the full gamut of alleged fraud cases, including successful challenges to search warrants and section 2 notices issued by the Serious Fraud Office.

As well as a busy fraud and investigations practice, Jim has acted in some of the truly seminal sports law cases of the past 25 years, including the Carlos Tevez third-party ownership case and Webster on article 17 of FIFA’s statutes. He has also acted for a host of high-profile football clubs and football players.

UK Bar - Sports - Silks 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jim Sturman QC is highly distinguished for his top-tier handling of football and horse racing disputes.

Biography

Jim Sturman QC was called to the Bar in 1982 and became a QC in 2002. He has a global practice as a leading silk in criminal fraud, investigations and sports law. He advises the full range of corporate clients, including banks and football clubs, as well as individuals under investigation and individual athletes or players across the full range of sports. Jim has acted and advised in cases across Europe, Russia, the USA, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean. He is frequently retained in multi-jurisdictional cases and international arbitrations. He frequently acts and advises in bribery and corruption, fraud, sanctions and money laundering investigations across the globe. Recent examples include InnospecUnaoil, the Barclays Bank Qatar fund-raising case and the FIFA ethics investigation into Mohammed Bin Hammam. Jim has acted for and advised a host of company directors and individuals across the full gamut of alleged fraud cases, including successful challenges to search warrants and section 2 notices issued by the Serious Fraud Office.

As well as a busy fraud and investigations practice, Jim has acted in some of the truly seminal sports law cases of the past 25 years, including the Carlos Tevez third-party ownership case and Webster on article 17 of FIFA’s statutes. He has also acted for a host of high-profile football clubs and football players.

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