Fraud is in the news ever increasingly, across borders and sectors alike and the financial costs are high It is estimated that every business loses on average 5% of its annual revenues to fraud.
Whether you're the victim of fraud or accused of fraudulent behaviour, the manner of your response is key to minimising losses, maximising returns and safeguarding your reputation.
We help our clients to navigate complex, high value and multi-jurisdictional fraud investigations, litigation, arbitration and criminal proceedings and work with them to ensure they implement robust internal controls to meet regulatory demands and minimise the occurrence of corporate fraud.
Our fraud, civil fraud and asset tracing, criminal and regulator specialists work with multinational corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, state-owned corporations and prominent individuals drawing on our unique global reach and resources.
When managing multi-jurisdictional disputes and when needing to trace assets abroad, we provide our seamless, integrated approach and a global network of solicitors and advocates who have experience litigating in all the major jurisdictions where the proceeds of fraud are often secreted.
Our broad experience covers the co-ordination of large-scale civil fraud claims, international asset tracing, insurance coverage advice, public relations, continuous disclosure, employment and other related issues. Our team also has experience in obtaining urgent interim relief including freezing orders, search orders, proprietary injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal / preliminary discovery orders and orders requiring the delivery up of passports.
CIVIL FRAUD AND ASSET TRACING NOTES
An Austrian bank
Advising in relation to a complex web of inter-related disputes and investigations in various jurisdictions relating to the alleged mismanagement of investment funds
A leading asset manager
Advising in relation to claims against one of its co-founders for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of his post-termination restrictions, as well as related conspiracy and theft of confidential information High Court claims against members of his former team and a third party marketer
Advising in his dispute arising out of the sale of shares in the Formula 1 Group. The claim was dismissed in its entirety and the Court of Appeal refused permission to appeal. We also worked closely with Mr Ecclestone's US lawyers in connection with his successful jurisdictional challenge to a civil claim brought in New York
Russian billionaire, Vladislav Doronin
Advising his corporate vehicles in High Court proceedings in a shareholder dispute in respect of the Aman Resorts group of luxury hotels involving allegations of fraud, breach of fiduciary duties and constructive trusts (The Lawyer, Top 20 case, 2015)