International Civil Fraud: Shaping New Law into Solution-Focused Answers for Your Clients

Wed 28 November 2018

The Caledonian Club 9 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DR

Answers to 11 Thorny Questions: Directly from 4 QCs and 3 Solicitors of Outstanding Ability

5 hrs CPD

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  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Introduction

    International civil fraud: Shaping new law into solution-focused answers for your clients

    Chaired by: Stephen Ross of Withers

    Stephen specialises in international asset freezing and recovery cases and heavyweight commercial litigation. He acted for the Saudi Algosaibi Group over a USD9.2 billion fraud claim.

  3. Damage awards

    Damage awards for conspiracy to breach a freezing order and contempt of court in the Ablyazov litigation: new and important innovations or damp squibs?

    Answered by: Stephen Smith QC

    Stephen acted for BTA Bank throughout the high-profile and long-running Ablyazov litigation. "He extended the implications of the law beyond where people thought it would go."

  4. Double-freezing

    How do you gain an edge when facing multiple freezing injunctions from multiple claimants in multiple actions against a common defendant?

    To what extent can you double-freeze?

    Answered by: Victoria Windle of Blackstone Chambers

    Victoria has particular expertise in obtaining interlocutory injunctions, freezing and disclosure orders. "She is commercial and practical; clear, concise and superb on her feet.”

  5. Morning coffee

  6. Disclosure

    What can you do - practically and legally - to limit disclosure under a freezing or proprietary order?

    Answered by: Richard Morgan QC

    Richard is "a freezing order specialist of the first magnitude." He acted for offshore trust entities in a claim brought by Tatneft alleging the theft of USD350 million of oil payments.

  7. Busting trusts

    If a defendant is a beneficiary of an offshore trust, what are the secrets to busting the trust?

    Answered by: David Hughes of Stewarts Law

    David handled the leading authority in busting trusts, the Privy Council decision in TMSF v Merrill Lynch Trustees and Murat Demirel. "He is fantastic on complicated fraud matters."

  8. Overrun

  9. Lunch

  10. Innovation

    Using CMOC as an example, how do you innovate when chasing bank accounts worldwide or securing orders, such as service through Whatsapp?

    What works and is feasible?

    Answered by: Philip Hinks of 3VB

    Philip acted for CMOC, obtaining the first-known worldwide freezing injunction against persons unknown. He is “seriously impressive and will no doubt be a star of the future.”

  11. Foreign judgments

    Drawing on live cases, how do you challenge the recognition of a foreign judgment?

    What will persuade a court that recognition is contrary to public policy?

    Answered by: Steven Thompson QC

    Steven is "the complete deal: hands-on, creative and with deep expertise in cross-border fraud work." He is acting for the trustees in a Russian-focused dispute progressing in the BVI.

  12. Unexplained wealth orders

    What is the potency of unexplained wealth orders in civil or cross border cases?

    How do you use them and resist them?

    Answered by: Jonathan Fisher QC

    Jonathan is "one of the brightest financial crime lawyers in this country." "He leaves no stone unturned." Much of his work involves cross-border transactions, offshore companies and trusts.

  13. Over-run

  14. Close of conference

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