If your business discovers anomalies in its finances or contracting arrangements that raise the suspicion of fraudulent activity we can provide practical and cost effective guidance to help you investigate what has happened and recover your money.
We can help with all types of internal and regulatory investigations, from accounting irregularities to financial crime and money laundering, both domestically and globally. We can also ensure that your investigation maintains privilege,
When it comes to recovery, our lawyers our experienced in commercially complex, high value fraud cases and global asset tracing. We obtain worldwide freezing orders, search orders, passport orders or other similar relief from the English Court in support of domestic and foreign proceedings. We also have an expert understanding of the interplay between multiple linked proceedings, arising in fraud cases - civil, criminal, regulatory and disciplinary.
Notable deals / highlights
Investigated a multi-national trade fraud, obtained a worldwide freezing order for $100m in the English Courts in support of proceedings in Italy, and coordinated enforcement of that order in Luxembourg and the US.
Acted successfully to protect a UK listed company where allegations of fraud against a director led to a large claim from a foreign bank
Acted for a travel company to recover all the losses it suffered as a result of a £5m fraud by its former Company Secretary
Represented an African oil trading company in $50m fraud proceedings, successfully discharging injunctions in England, Mauritius and South Africa and enforcing cross-undertakings for damages
Advised a US company on claims arising out of the purchase of a business via a German intermediary, specifically relating to the misappropriation of funds from an account in Liechtenstein