Civil Fraud — Our Services
Fraud Defence
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.
Our specialists
Nicola Boulton
Partner
0207 842 1659
Languages:
English
Elizabeth Seborg
Partner
0207 842 1653
Languages:
English
Trevor Mascarenhas
Partner
07775910586
Languages:
English
Civil Fraud and Commercial Dispute Services
Asset Recovery and Enforcement
We have decades of expertise working across complex international fraud and asset recovery cases – delivering creative solutions, at pace.
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Civil Fraud
Regarded as a leader in the civil fraud space, our team is experienced representing both claimants and defendants in all areas of fraud litigation.
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Commercial Litigation
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with high-value, complex and heavily contested commercial litigation cases – often against large City and international firms.
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Insolvency and Restructuring
With wide-ranging experience acting for corporations and individuals alike, members of the PCB Byrne team have dealt with some of the largest insolvency cases to reach the English Courts.
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International Arbitration
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.
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Business Crime and Regulatory Services
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
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.
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Corporate and Financial Crime
Working across jurisdictions on all areas of corporate and financial crime, we regularly advise on issues such as fraud, bribery and corruption, economic sanctions and money laundering.
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Corporate Investigations
With extensive disputes experience behind us, we offer the strategic advice to address all legal, procedural, operational and reputational aspects of any corporate investigation.
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Regulatory and Disciplinary
Whether clients are facing investigations by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Dental Practice Board, we bring a wealth of international experience across regulatory and compliance enquiries.
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Serious and General Crime
We bring our criminal defence expertise to bear across a range of general crime issues, from theft and fraud to sexual and violent offences.
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