Fraud and asset recovery

Our global fraud and asset recovery lawyers advise on complex, high-value, cross-border fraud and asset tracing matters including cyber fraud, accounting fraud, misrepresentation, asset dissipation, invoice fraud, bribery and secret commissions, banking fraud, money laundering and white-collar crime.

Provides companies and individuals in the UK and across the globe with advice in high-profile civil fraud-related disputes involving elements such as bribery, corruption or cybercrime. Chambers UK, 2022

Our fraud litigators have substantial experience advising on cross-border fraud investigations and strategies for obtaining effective and time-critical legal remedies to secure and recover assets, including freezing injunctions, disclosure orders and other ancillary relief for the identification and protection of assets. We also have considerable experience enforcing and executing against assets.

Clients benefit from our global reach and access to specialists, including forensic accountants, computer experts, investigators and insolvency officer holders, in multiple jurisdictions. Our knowledge of local jurisdictions allows us to create a tailored international strategy, and ensures that we can provide a fast, coordinated and international legal response to complex fraud, whatever the demands.

Fraud and asset recovery matters often require a range of specialist legal skills that our global platform can deliver. As a full service law firm, we are able to call upon lawyers from a wide range of related specialist areas including regulatory, insurance, tax, employment and labor, data protection, privacy and cybersecurity, real estate, construction, shipping and transport, financial services and regulation, and bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency.

Our areas of work include

  • Asset tracing, including coordination of offshore counsel and forensic accountants
  • Bankruptcy, financial restructuring and insolvency
  • Civil and criminal fraud claims
  • Claim/defense analysis and assessment
  • Financial services and regulation
  • Freezing and disclosure orders
  • Information governance, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Internet and eCommerce fraud
  • Litigation and disputes
  • White-collar crime, including anti-bribery, money laundering and extradition
  • Regulation and investigations, including multi-jurisdictional and cross-border claims
  • Risk advisory, including preventative strategies and policies
  • Tax, including tax evasion
  • Trade secrets, including misappropriation of confidential information and data theft

Market recognitions

  • Chambers UK, UK-wide: Fraud: Civil, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Crime, Fraud and Licensing: Fraud: Civil, The Legal 500, 2022

Knowledge

An aerial shot of the Canadian section of Niagara Falls, also known as Horseshoe Falls, with snow still present in early spring.

Blog

Court hands down judgment, after parties have settled

whirling water

Blog

The customer comes first: Privy Council rules out duties owed by banks to third parties

2021 Litigation Trends Survey

Publication

2021 Annual Litigation Trends Survey