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Fraud and Asset Tracing Litigation

We are one of only a few large, full-service law firms with dedicated expertise in fraud litigation in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Our experts have been involved in some of the largest international fraud cases, including Maxwell, Madoff and KazakhGold. 

We act for claimants in corporate fraud and asset tracing claims, obtaining emergency freezing and disclosure orders and conducting and coordinating national and international fraud investigations.

Our lawyers have experience of litigating in the key offshore jurisdictions in which proceeds from fraud are usually held and can act quickly to freeze assets. We provide extensive resources, up-to-date knowledge and a proven ability to handle cross-border work. 

Our advice covers:

  • banking fraud and corporate fraud
  • mortgage fraud and letter of credit fraud
  • asset tracing, civil search orders and freezing orders
  • private prosecution
  • extradition and transfers to avoid creditors and criminal seizure
  • offshore trust disputes, trustee charging, removal and retirement of trustees and sham trusts
  • disputed settlements and wills disputes
  • breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duty
  • undue influence, mental capacity and incapacity issues
  • partnership disputes, including general partner, limited partnership and limited liability partnership

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Publications: 01 July 2022

New Belgian Contract Law Published Today - 10 key changes that will have an important impact on the real estate sector

The succession of important legal changes impacting the real estate sector continues. Today, the April 2022 law adopting a new Belgian contract law regime has been published in Belgian official…

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Publications: 18 March 2021

Basic banking service for undertakings - basic or baffling

In November 2020, the right for undertakings to a basic banking service was introduced into the Belgian Code of Economic Law. The adoption of this law follows more than 17 years after the adoption of…

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Publications: 15 February 2021

Surveillance reports may not be privileged

A dispute about the use of private investigators highlights some attendant risks, in particular the possibility that the report generated may not be privileged: Gerrard & Gerrard v Eurasian Natural…

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Publications: 10 August 2020

Landmark ruling on rule against recovery of reflective loss

Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja [2020] UKSC 31, 15 July 2020 The Supreme Court has significantly narrowed the scope of the rule against the recovery of “reflective loss”. The rule now only applies to…

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