Oliver Schneider-Sikorsky

Partner  |  BCL Solicitors

England and Wales


Reputation and Crisis Management

Criminal Litigation

Office Location

London, United Kingdom

Short Biography

Oliver is a partner in BCL Solicitors LLP’s High Net Worth (HNW) representation team. He specialises in high-stake criminal and advisory engagements for HNWs, their family offices, and their family members to protect their liberty, livelihoods, assets, and reputations from domestic and international challenge whether instigated by governments, investigating authorities, hostile corporates, or private individuals. Oliver’s private clients are public figures, politically exposed persons, and HNWs in the business, finance, and entertainment sectors. He regularly coordinates complex cross-border engagements for individuals and international family offices with sophisticated financial arrangements or business affairs. He has particular expertise advising on sensitive issues that require an appreciation of both commercial and criminal issues. Oliver has unique experience advising clients in relation to issues arising from cancel culture.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

For private clients you need to be able to rely on impeccable service and ideally there would be a fantastic schnitzel on the menu for me, so it has to be Charlie's at Brown's Hotel.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Choose your own path

What was your first job?

Working in a video (for people who remember what that is) rental shop at 15, happily with a Domino's pizza expense account.

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

The Fountainhead

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

Increasing scrutiny of the private lives and affairs of HNWs and pubic figures by the police and other regulators