Our civil fraud team has considerable experience in acting for both claimants and defendants in domestic and international fraud claims.

Our expertise varies from large scale multi-party, multi-jurisdictional fraud disputes, to those on a smaller scale, such as business to business or between businesses and employees.

We understand the need in fraud disputes to move quickly and effectively. We have extensive experience in both seeking and defending urgent interim relief in fraud proceedings, whether in the UK or in foreign courts. We can also advise and assist on, as well as deploy quickly a team of third party investigatory experts to trace the destination or proceeds of misappropriated assets.

Our independent position in the market means we can act against UK banks and large financial institutions without the conflict issues that can often arise with bigger firms.

Civil fraud expertise

  • Asset freezing injunctions
  • Asset tracing
  • Conspiracy
  • Data theft
  • Delivery up orders
  • Dishonest assistance and knowing receipt
  • Employee fraud
  • Fraud involving commodities and financial instruments
  • Fraud involving cryptocurrency
  • Fraudulent misrepresentation
  • Interim injunctions
  • Misappropriation claims
  • Permanent injunctions
  • Search orders
  • Asset freezing injunctions
  • Asset tracing
  • Conspiracy
  • Data theft
  • Delivery up orders
  • Dishonest assistance and knowing receipt
  • Employee fraud
  • Fraud involving commodities and financial instruments
  • Fraud involving cryptocurrency
  • Fraudulent misrepresentation
  • Interim injunctions
  • Misappropriation claims
  • Permanent injunctions
  • Search orders

Civil fraud experience

  • Acted for two BVI companies in an English Commercial Court claim worth US$1.2 billion brought by a state-owned Kazakh bank against 15 defendants alleging fraud, conspiracy, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt.

  • Acted for a Japanese company in a multi-million pound High Court claim against former directors, advisers and UK and British Virgin Islands companies for damages for loss suffered and the return of shares misappropriated by those directors and advisers.

  • African Strategic Investment (Holdings) Limited and another v Christopher Main. Advised the claimants (South African mining companies) in a multi-million pound claim for wrongful conversion of a share certificate for 1 million shares which was the property of the claimants.

  • Acted for a BVI company in numerous High Court interlocutory injunctions for breach of fiduciary and contractual duties, fraud, dishonest assistance, and conspiracy.

  • Samir Arab v Raghida Ali Ghandour and others. Represented the claimant in a $35 million claim for fraudulent misrepresentation, dishonesty and breach of fiduciary duty arising out of the sale of the claimant’s shares in various defendant finance companies at a gross undervalue as a result of fraudulent misrepresentations.

  • Arcadia Petroleum Limited and others v Bosworth and others. Acted on a $335 million oil trading claim brought against our client in the Commercial Court. The claim involves allegations of conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, dishonest assistance and knowing receipt.

  • Acted for a listed UK company in a multi-million dollar High Court claim against two of its directors for breach of fiduciary duty (including fraud claims) and duty of care, including obtaining numerous interlocutory injunctions in the US and Canada in support of the English proceedings.

  • Otkritie and others v Urumov and others. Representing claimants in litigation in the English Commercial Court involving allegations of deceit, conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, money-laundering and knowing receipt.

  • Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi and Brothers Company v Saad Investment Company Limited and others. Acting for Saudi businessman Maan Al Sanea in his defence of a $9 billion claim in which it was alleged he had committed a systematic fraud on the claimant over 20 years involving 116 banks.

  • KMG International NV v Chen and Chipper Management Limited. Defending a £50 million claim in respect of allegations of fraudulent dissipation and ultimate sale of shares in a German entity and intentional wrongful conduct under Dutch law. The claimant obtained a £60 million freezing order at the start of the proceedings.

"The team’s civil fraud practice is experienced and tough. It compares very well to the more well-known teams at their competitors."


Legal 500 2021

"They really do have the clients best interest at heart. I would completely trust their advice to reach the goal in a commercial context."


Legal 500 2021

"They get things done on a timely basis and explain the ins and outs of the legal position extremely well so that decisions can be made effectively."


Legal 500 2021

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