Our lawyers are recognised for their ability to handle substantial multi-jurisdictional and domestic commercial fraud claims.  We are used to acting quickly and creatively to protect our clients’ interests. We act for both claimants and defendants and are experienced in managing and co-ordinating related proceedings across borders.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • asset tracing and asset recovery
  • trust busting
  • deceit
  • breach of fiduciary duties
  • misfeasance
  • conspiracy
  • breach of trust
  • dishonest assistance
  • crypto assets
  • online payment frauds
  • cyber-hacks and ransomware attacks
  • the legal and regulatory implications of money-laundering, bribery and corruption
  • financial sanctions

We act to obtain and challenge injunctions, including worldwide freezing injunctions and search and seizure orders. We have also been instructed on some of the leading cases challenging or securing jurisdiction in the English Courts.  We use cutting edge solutions for uncovering information and tracking money and cryptocurrencies including the innovative use of technology.

Our lawyers often work alongside foreign lawyers, forensic accountants and investigators to achieve the desired end result for our clients, who include leading corporates, private equity and financial services firms and high-net-worth individuals (including from CIS, the US and the UAE).

We are also able to assist with fraud-related matters including:

  • Trade finance and commodities: non-existent or missing goods and forged documents
  • Insurance: fraudulent claims and recovery of payments through deception
  • Mergers and acquisitions: misrepresentation; false accounting; share frauds
  • Accounting fraud
  • Investment abuses

Cases of note

Nielsen Holding A/S and another v Baldorino and others [2019] EWHC 1926 (Comm): acting for three individuals in defence of a £40m claim made against them in the Commercial Court for deceit, conspiracy to deceive and breach of fiduciary duties in connection to their successful management buy-out of a technology company.