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Fraud & Asset Tracing

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

Our international network of offices and lawyers have experience of litigating in the key offshore jurisdictions in which the proceeds from fraud are usually held and are able to act quickly to freeze assets.

We have been involved in some of the largest international fraud cases, including Maxwell, Madoff, Michael Brown, Solo Industries and KazakhGold.

Against this background, our specialists provide clients with ready and extensive resources, up-to-date knowledge and a proven ability to advise on cross-border work. The team concentrates on civil and criminal fraud and related areas such as corruption, asset tracing and trusts disputes.

News & insights

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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Publications: 17 DECEMBER 2019

Cryptocurrency treated as property in freezing order

The High Court has granted a freezing order over GBP1.5million worth of Bitcoin and Ethereum cryptocurrency against a trading platform and its directors, in only the second known example of the court…

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A brief look at topical issues in contract law

A blog where experts from Allen & Overy analyse the latest contract law themes and developments, and what they mean for your business.