With law enforcement’s focus shifting from prosecution of individuals to the stripping of assets, and the scope of these powers ever-expanding, we help our clients respond quickly and robustly.
The criminal team at PCB Byrne has developed a deep understanding of law enforcement over the years, meaning we’re able to provide pragmatic advice to clients facing cash and account seizure as a result of a wide range of alleged criminal activity. We advise both respondents and other affected parties – such as family members – to minimise risk and mitigate disruption.
Our notable experience
Acting for numerous money transfer businesses on cash seizure and forfeiture relating to their business.
Acting for a large US, internet-based cosmetics sale company; successfully challenged an account freezing order.
Acting for private individuals who face account freezing orders arising from connections to another individual's criminality.
We have worked with clients from around the world, who seek us out for our outcome-driven approach and pragmatic advice. We ensure every case is tailored to meet the needs of each client – often leaning on our litigation colleagues to support arbitration proceedings, for example in the case of interim relief applications.
With one of the most experienced teams in the country, we routinely tackle asset seizure and forfeiture investigations for a wide range of clients. We have established a number of legal precedents in this space, and have become the go-to firm for proactive, expert advice.
In a fast-evolving, global environment, where penalties for any breach are severe and the need to bring timely challenges is crucial, our sanctions team provides specialist advice, backed by worldwide experience.