Richard Brown, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution
I am a litigation lawyer specialising in contentious insolvency, international asset tracing, shareholder disputes and trust litigation. In addition to practising in London, I have also practised as a lawyer in the BVI (where I have been admitted as an advocate) and in Jersey, and I have extensive first-hand experience of litigation and insolvency procedures in those jurisdictions.
I work for clients from a range of industry sectors but the focus of my work is in the financial services sector.
In a recent case concerning a suspected fraud perpetrated by a former executive of a Middle Eastern bank, I secured third party disclosure orders in Jersey (simultaneously with parallel procedures in other jurisdictions) which enabled the proceeds of the fraud to be traced into properties and bank accounts held by trusts established for the benefit of the suspected fraudster. This evidence facilitated a prompt favourable settlement for my client without recourse to contested litigation.
In the field of insolvency, my recent significant work has included advising the administrators of an AIM-listed pharmaceuticals company, and advising in relation to the restructuring of a distressed real estate fund in contentious circumstances.
I am a member of INSOL and the Commercial Fraud Lawyers' Association.
I have recently written articles for the STEP Journal (on freezing injunctions and trusts) and INSOL World (on cross-border insolvency), and have presented to the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association on jurisdictional issues in offshore shareholder claims.
In my spare time, I like to spend time with my wife and two young daughters, and (when time allows) I am a keen sailor and surfer.