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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

News & insights

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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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Publications: 27 APRIL 2020

Bank vicariously liable for dishonest assistance and fraudulent trading

A bank and its subsidiary were held vicariously liable, as employers of two traders, for knowing participation in fraudulent trading and dishonest assistance of fiduciary breaches by the directors of…

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Publications: 28 JANUARY 2020

Top UK finance litigation and contract law developments in 2019

This is a round-up of the most interesting finance litigation and contractual developments in 2019. The selection is necessarily subjective and draws from a wide range of cases and developments that…

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Publications: 17 DECEMBER 2019

Legal advice privilege upheld for dissolved companies

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that documents protected by legal advice privilege remain so protected even upon the dissolution of the company to whom the privilege belongs. Once attached, legal…

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A&O's blog highlighting the current issues

Focusing on the latest trends, risks and developments in business crime and financial services investigations.