Date: 2 February 2021
Time: 11:00 AM UTC
Duration: 60 min
Language: English
Format: Online
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UK: Fraud and Asset Recovery in England - Building an Effective International Strategy

Fraud is increasingly prevalent in all walks of life. The events of the last year will inevitably lead to even more misconduct across the globe, as fraudsters become more daring and sophisticated. Fortunately, the English courts are well equipped to deal with cases of fraud and there are a range of powerful tools available for domestic and international victims alike. However, the key to unlocking the benefits of these tools lies in building an effective strategy from the outset and delivering creative legal and commercial solutions for clients. In this webinar, leading fraud and asset recovery specialists from PCB Litigation LLP - joined by Burford Capital, the leading finance firm focused on law - will offer their expert insights and updates on recent developments in this area. This webinar will consider: 1. How to preserve assets and information. 2. How to build your fraud claim. 3. How to establish jurisdiction. 4. How to enforce your judgment or award. 5. How to manage a cross-border and cross-discipline team. 6. How to fund your claim and recovery.

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Anthony Riem

Anthony is recognised as ‘stellar practitioner’ and leading lawyer in fraud investigation and litigation, asset recovery, banking litigation and commercial litigation. His tenacity in uncovering facts, which has won Anthony plaudits in the directories, is valued by clients when fraud requires investigation and the evidential picture needs to be built. He is a founding member and former Chairman of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association. Anthony has an established practice acting for banks in multi-million dollar litigation, often involving freezing orders in several jurisdictions. He has been instructed in many leading commercial litigation cases at both first instance and appellate levels.

Trevor Mascarenhas

'He has the best legal mind of any solicitor I’ve worked with’ (Chambers & Partners). This is just one of many plaudits for Trevor and the skills and experience he brings for his clients’ benefit, another being ‘He is formidably intelligent and has an incredible grasp of the law in various jurisdictions.’ Identified in 2019 as one of just 9 English solicitors who is a Thought Leader in Litigation, Trevor is described by Who’s Who Legal as ‘a distinguished name in the English litigation market’. In 2019, Trevor won the Client Choice Award for Arbitration and ADR in the UK.

Nick Ractliff

Nick conducts high value, complex and multi-jurisdictional in a broad range of dispute involving civils fraud, asset recovery, enforcement, banking litigation, arbitration, insolvency and shareholder claims. He has worked on some of the largest cases commenced and conducted in the English High Court with extensive experience in obtaining freezing, search, and disclosure orders involving creative and innovative strategies resulting in ground breaking solutions that test the legal boundaries. Nick is recognised as a Thought Leader for Asset Recovery by Who’s Who Legal 2020 and as a Next Generation partner for Commercial Litigation in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500.

Jon Felce

Described by the directories as a “rising star” and “a bright young gun” who “adds a sprinkling of tactical gold-dust where necessary”, Jon’s practice focuses on complex, high-value litigation for financial institutions, corporate clients, high net-worth individuals and insolvency practitioners and he has been involved in a number of ground-breaking orders in fraud and asset recovery cases. Jon has been singled out consistently by The Legal 500 as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ for both civil fraud (one of only two such individuals) and banking litigation. He is a founding committee member of FIREStarters for the next generation of fraud, insolvency, recovery and enforcement practitioners.

Natalie Todd

Natalie specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation including cases involving fraud, corruption and bribery. She has experience in litigation and arbitration involving contractual, partnership, shareholder, joint venture disputes and banking litigation. She has a wide range experience of using injunctions, freezing orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders and charging orders in order to assist in the recovery of assets. Recently, she was involved in a multi-jurisdictional asset tracing case in one of Russia’s biggest ever bank frauds, a case involving a Russian bank where the defendant’s worldwide assets were frozen up to £1.34 billion.

Priyanka Kapoor

Priyanka Kapoor specialises in multi-jurisdictional financial crime and regulatory matters. She has extensive experience of all issues related to bribery and corruption, money laundering, terrorist financing, economic sanctions and fraud. She has particular expertise in conducting complex internal investigations, and defending companies and individuals in regulatory investigations, both domestic and cross-border. She has worked on some of the most complex and high profile investigations in Asia. Priyanka regularly assists corporates, financial institutions and individuals with governance and compliance issues, helping identify and mitigate business risk.

Michael Redman

Michael Redman is a Director and co-leads Burford’s global corporate intelligence, asset tracing and enforcement business. As the only legal finance provider with an in-house global asset recovery business, Burford can combine its capital and investment expertise alongside top-level global judgment enforcement. Mr. Redman is a leading authority on complex asset recovery with well over a decade of industry experience. He is fluent in Russian. Mr. Redman began his career in the Lloyd’s of London political and credit risk insurance market and also spent time in the west African diamond industry. He has worked in complex asset recovery and enforcement for well over a decade, holding senior positions in both Moscow and London before co-founding a leading asset recovery advisory boutique. Mr. Redman has worked on many commercial and sovereign enforcement actions and has overseen asset recovery investments arising from distressed situations and insolvencies.

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