Our Services
Crypto Currency and Cyber Crime
The unabated rise of cryptocurrency and decentralised finance presents unique risks for businesses and individuals operating in the digital economy.

We frequently act for exchanges, institutions and individuals in cases relating to crypto assets and cybercrime. Our unrivalled fraud, regulatory and compliance expertise allows us to guide clients through this now mainstream practice area.

We are conflict-free dispute specialists, accustomed to working with both in-house and external experts to help our clients react quickly and effectively to any legal or regulatory threat. We also have particular expertise in the freezing and recovery of assets.

Our notable experience
  • Acting in relation to the illegitimate withholding of cryptocurrency by an overseas exchange, leading to a complete recovery.
  • Obtaining numerous disclosure orders against banks in order to obtain information about funds stolen through email fraud.
  • Obtaining declaratory relief and the return of funds traced into the hands of banks holding the proceeds of email fraud.
  • Advising on disputes between customers and supplier, where the customer has been induced to pay a fraudster who has digitally impersonated the supplier.
Our specialists
Nicola Boulton
0207 842 1659
Anthony Riem
Senior Partner
0207 842 1650
07887 732522
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.
All Asset Recovery and Enforcement Services
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.
All Civil Fraud Services
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.
All Commercial Litigation Services
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.
All Insolvency and Restructuring Services
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.
All International Arbitration Services
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.
All Asset Seizure and Forfeiture Services
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.
All Corporate and Financial Crime Services
Financial Sanctions
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.
All Financial Sanctions Services
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.
All Regulatory and Disciplinary Services
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.
All Serious and General Crime Services