157 – Case of note

Acting for a client who had been the victim of a fraud whereby monies were stolen from its bank accounts following a sophisticated payments fraud by unknown ‘ghost’ perpetrators. Our work to date has involved obtaining a suite of orders to assist tracing the stolen sums such as: (i) believed to be the first of its kind, a worldwide freezing order against ‘persons unknown’; (ii) third party disclosure orders made against multiple banks in multiple jurisdictions to assist with the enforcement of the freezing injunction, the tracing and securing of the misappropriated money and the identification of the perpetrators; (iii) Dadourian style orders to enforce the freezing orders in the following overseas jurisdictions: Spain, Portugal, Germany, UAE (Dubai) and Hong Kong; (iv) novel orders for service of documents by alternative means including by (1) Facebook and (2) web-based data room.