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
News: 10 DECEMBER 2019
When asked about global risks affecting their businesses, nearly three fifths (58%) of directors stated that technological advances (artificial intelligence and machine learning) are the most significant threat. This is according to the seventh annual Directors’ Liability report by international law firm Allen & Overy, in conjunction with Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), the global risk advisory and insurance broker.Read more
Publications: 27 NOVEMBER 2019
More favourable treatment seeks to avoid the initiation of new arbitration proceedings and to terminate existing onesRead more
Publications: 22 OCTOBER 2019
The English High Court has granted an asset preservation order over Bitcoin finding that there was a serious issue to be tried concerning a proprietary claim. In this case, the proprietary question was relevant to whether the order should be granted. More widely, the status of Bitcoin as property goes to the competing rights parties may have in it: Robertson v Persons Unknown, unreported, CL-2019-000444Read more
Publications: 12 JUNE 2018
Allen & Overy was pleased to partner with Global Legal Group on the first edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2018 to provide a practical insight into anti-money laundering law in the United Kingdom.Read more
A brief look at topical issues in contract law
The team is a class act. It's a pleasure to work with them. It's a well-run ship.
Chambers 2017 (Fraud: Civil)
The strong team at Allen & Overy attracts significant instructions from large corporate clients as well as individuals and is best known for handling complex multijurisditional cases
Ranked in Tier 1, Legal 500, 2017, Fraud, Civil
Well equipped to run cases with a worldwide scope spanning a number of jurisdictions
Chambers UK 2018, Fraud Civil