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10 Feb 2021

Edward Grange quoted in the media on Lynch’s trial for extradition to the US

Partner Edward Grange has been quoted in the Business Telegraph and Irish Times on Mike Lynch, the British tech entrepreneur, who will begin his fight against extradition to the US this week, in the biggest test yet of whether British courts are willing to block the transfer of business executives to face American justice.

Edward said that “if Lynch was successful, it would show that British courts were sufficiently robust to stand up to the continued over-reach of US jurisdiction.”

Grange added that “the case had concerned many UK executives, who feared that the fallout from business deals could see them being hauled before US courts many years later.”

However, he noted that “if Lynch avoided extradition, the US might increase its pressure on UK prosecutors to investigate more complex cases. It could cause the DoJ to say that if the courts are not going to extradite suspects then domestic law enforcement agencies are going to have to step up.”

You can access the full article in the Business Telegraph and will require a subscription to view the article in the Irish Times.