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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

News: 10 DECEMBER 2019

Artificial intelligence is the most significant risk to businesses globally, according to directors

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.

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Publications: 27 NOVEMBER 2019

New remuneration for renewable energy in Spain

More favourable treatment seeks to avoid the initiation of new arbitration proceedings and to terminate existing ones

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Publications: 22 OCTOBER 2019

English court grants asset preservation order over Bitcoin

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-2019-000444

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Publications: 12 JUNE 2018

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2018 - United Kingdom

‚ÄčAllen & 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.

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Compact contract

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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.