Rupert Bowers QC acts for son of ex Moldovan PM in Account Forfeiture Order case

February 11, 2019

Rupert Bowers QC, a door tenant at Exchange Chambers, acted for Luca Filat, the son of ex Moldovan Prime Minister Vladimir Filat, in the National Crime Agency’s application for an Account Forfeiture Order under the new powers provided by the Criminal Finances Act 2017.

Vladimir Filat is currently serving a 9 year term following his conviction in relation to a fraud of $1 billion from Moldovan banks, equivalent to 12.5% of the country’s GDP. Luca Filat is considering whether to appeal the order made.

Rupert Bowers QC is consistently ranked as a leader in his field in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 publications. He maintains a broad practice undertaking business and financial crime and extradition with expertise in ancillary matters associated with criminal investigations.

For more coverage on the case, read The Guardian’s article here.