Antonio trained with the Firm and qualified into the Commercial Litigation team in September 2002. He became a Partner at the Firm in January 2011.
Antonio acts for a broad range of clients with respect to large scale commercial disputes (both in court and arbitration) and civil fraud. Antonio has particular expertise and experience in advising Governments on highly sensitive matters, including asset recovery (of the proceeds of corruption), international arbitration and public international law issues. He has advised Governments on territorial and maritime disputes, and provided advice to major oil companies as to the potential risk of investing in certain regions. The majority of Antonio’s cases involve cross-border disputes and coordinating and working with lawyers in multiple jurisdictions to achieve the best result for the client.
Antonio has advised companies on their response to allegations of serious internal fraud and corruption, and coordinated subsequent internal investigations, including liaising with the enforcement authorities (when required). He has also provided compliance advice and assistance to clients particularly on the Bribery Act and anti-money laundering measures, including providing internal training, ad hoc advice, and drafting and implementing Codes of Ethics and Anti-Bribery Compliance Policies and Programmes.
He has also acted for employers and employees in relation to high level contractual issues and restrictive covenants, including initiating and defending applications for injunctive relief; Antonio also advises on reputation management issues.
Antonio has a particular interest in anti-corruption issues and as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Pro Bono Committee has advised anti-corruption NGOs including Transparency International.
Antonio was recommended in the 2014 edition of UK Legal 500 for his Civil Fraud and Public International Law work, and is also recognised by Super Lawyers for handling Commercial Litigation.
Antonio won the LawWorks award for Best Contribution by a Pro Bono Coordinator in 2011.