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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 and insights

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Publications: 02 February 2023

Podcast: Sanctions outlook 2023

Sanctions began dominating the headlines again in 2022. Largely, reports focused on the ongoing sanctions targeting Russia. As we look ahead to 2023, Russia remains a target. Other countries (such as…

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Publications: 19 January 2023

Episode 4: Deconstructing Crypto - The Post-FTX Episode

Following the indictments of senior FTX executives, two guilty pleas and related enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the…

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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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Investigations Insight

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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.