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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 12 Thorny Questions: Directly from 6 QCs and 2 Solicitors of Outstanding Ability
5 hrs CPD
£249 + VAT
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.
Damage awards for conspiracy to breach a freezing order and contempt of court in the Ablyazov 115 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."
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: Harry Matovu QC
Harry is "highly skilled at obtaining and challenging worldwide freezing orders." He acted for two of the defendants in a USD1.1 billion fraud claim brought by Kazakhstan's Alliance Bank.
What can you do - practically and legally - to limit disclosure under a freezing or proprietary order?
How is Avonwick influencing the outcome?
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.
If a defendant is a beneficiary of an offshore trust, what are 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."
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: Paul Lowenstein QC
Paul acted for CMOC over a Business Email Compromise (payments fraud). He obtained the first-known worldwide Freezing Injunction against 'persons unknown'. "He is a brilliant leader."
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.
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.
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