Asset Recovery

Managing the Asia-Pacific enforcement strategy as part of a global team enforcing one of the world’s largest arbitration awards against a South American nation and one of its state owned enterprises.

Acting on two of the largest business email compromise frauds in Hong Kong, both of which involved tens of millions of USD defrauded from large multi-national companies.  Both matters involved the successful recovery of significant amounts for the funds defrauded, including through the implementation of creative strategies against multiple defendants.

Acting for a private equity fund in relation to the recovery against PRC debtors of a ~US$20m debt arising from a put option agreement and corprate and personal guarantees  The matter involved successfully obtaining summary judgment against the debtors and freezing sufficient assets to cover the debt.  

Representation of a receiver appointed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in aid of proceedings brought by the FTC arising from a complex mobile phone cramming scheme. This matter involved several-million dollars in misappropriated funds successfully traced into a bank account in Hong Kong and subsequently frozen for the purpose of repatriating the funds back to the U.S.

Representation of a large US company with operations in the PRC, in Hong Kong proceedings to freeze assets of defendants in aid of US proceedings involving a fraudulent scheme to sell assets at an undervalue, causing significant loss to the company.

Representation of an African entrepreneur subject to European criminal proceedings based on allegations of corruption arising from a US$1billion project in Africa, in defending against restraint proceedings brought by the Hong Kong Department of Justice against US$30million of assets in Hong Kong.

Representation of third party companies and an individual with assets targeted for confiscation by UK authorities following a criminal fraud conviction against another individual.