Our experienced fraud defence team has acted for clients facing allegations of dishonesty and corruption, including claims for deceit, misrepresentation, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust.
We have extensive experience representing defendants facing proceedings in multiple jurisdictions or simultaneous criminal and civil proceedings. We have advised on hundreds of freezing and search orders, every kind of interim relief and in committal proceedings. No matter the complexity, we draw on our expertise and creative thinking to develop the right strategy for the client.
We understand the stress and strain fraud allegations can cause, so work hard to guide clients through each stage – representing their interests robustly, even in the face of the most powerful opposition.
Our notable experience
Defending a Ukrainian oligarch against a $300 million fraud claim by a Russian oil company.
Representing a former manager and shareholder of a Russian retail bank in his defence of a US$1.2 billion claim for breach of duty.
Acting for a group of defendants to a US$1.5 billion tax fraud claim brought in England by the Danish tax revenue.
Acting for trust entities in a $2 billion claim by a mining company for conspiracy and fraudulent misrepresentation.
Representing a Djibouti entrepreneur in a £100 million corruption claim brought by the Republic of Djibouti.
Representing the family of a former head of state against a corruption claim for $2 billion.
Acting for an offshore professional in a $2 billion corruption claim.
Defending a foreign company in a $140 million claim by a financial institution for conspiracy and dishonest assistance.
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.