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Community Partners

We are proud to be working with our Community Partners and firm members.

If you are interested in your firm becoming an annual Community Partner and obtaining a firm membership please contact Chris on 0207 101 4151 or email chris@thoughtleaders4.com


In distress situations, particularly when there is concern about misappropriation of assets, we take a trusted but flexible approach to recover assets for victims.

We focus on understanding the unique situation of each case and work with you to devise and implement asset recovery solutions.

The cases we deal with will often have elements of fraud, regulatory breaches or international angles. Our team is focused solely on asset tracing and seamless global recovery for clients. 

Global asset recovery using cross-border insolvency powers.

Our solutions include traditional insolvency procedures to maximise returns to creditors.

We have the largest asset recovery practice in the UK and our team focuses on maximum recovery of assets for victims. 

We adopt innovative strategies incorporating the powers we have as insolvency practitioners and recognise the importance of acting at short notice and handling any complexity of cases.

 


LALIVE is an international and independent law firm based in Switzerland, with offices in Geneva, Zurich and London, renowned for its expertise and experience in international legal matters, in particular dispute resolution. We provide comprehensive advice to companies, governments, international organisations and private clients helping them to anticipate, avoid, manage and successfully address potential or existing disputes around the world. Our high-level expertise has earned us recognition as one of the leading dispute resolution firms worldwide.


RELENTLESS. GLOBAL. PURSUIT.

Sequor Law derives its name from the Latin word ‘to pursue, to chase, to attain,’ and signifies our core values: the agile, aggressive, and relentless pursuit of assets and success on behalf of our clients.

Sequor Law represents companies and individual clients in the areas of asset recovery, financial fraud, insolvency and financial services litigation.


Our fraud and insolvency group are experienced commercial litigators with a particular focus on dealing with high value, cross border matters where there is an overlap between fraud and insolvency. Our expertise spans a wide range of sectors and industries, as well as our knowledge of global jurisdictions and how to ensure the best possible result for our clients.

 


Monfrini Bitton Klein focuses on white-collar crime related litigation, from asset recovery to business crime defense and anti-corruption investigations. 

We have decades of experience in high-stakes, complex offshore litigation, such as enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, cross-border insolvency, international judicial assistance, and tracing of assets concealed in Switzerland or abroad for claimants in commercial, matrimonial and probate disputes.

We have highly developed courtroom skills applicable to business crime defense and complex divorces. Our background equips us to pursue complex cross-border proceedings, in particular asset recovery on behalf of foreign states and business entities.


Peters & Peters is a leading commercial litigation and business crime boutique, providing outstanding services to governments, corporations and individual clients in the UK and abroad.

With a long and outstanding history, we strive to remain at the cutting edge of our specialist areas of expertise by pursuing innovative resolutions to legal problems. Our knowledge and experience across the full range of civil, regulatory and criminal issues uniquely positions us to advise clients on multi-faceted and complex crises arising in commercial contexts. We have worked on some of the most high profile, and challenging cases and investigations of recent years.


Raedas is a Band 1 specialists investigations firm that provides support in high stakes international litigation, arbitration, internal investigations and other contentious scenarios.

Raedas regularly acts for the world’s leading law firms in major litigation and arbitration cases, bringing in-depth knowledge and experience of investigative methodologies, legal discovery and disclosure process and enforcement strategy, combining investigative methodology and legal process, public relations and lobbying to advance clients’ interests.

Raedas is frequently required to present expert and factual evidence in court and before tribunals. The firm has experience in both Civil and Common Law procedure.


Our expertise in insolvency, commercial litigation, trusts and banking law means we are a natural choice for civil fraud and asset recovery cases, including breach of fiduciary duties, knowing receipt and dishonest assistance, international asset tracing and restitutionary remedies.

We are experienced in obtaining emergency relief, such as worldwide freezing injunctions and search orders, and advising on interim conservatory measures in other jurisdictions.

Our civil fraud and asset recovery team includes barristers at all levels of experience, which means we can offer a comprehensive service on all manner of fraud issues, from international, multi-counsel cases to discrete advisory work.


Alaco is a leading business intelligence consultancy. A seasoned team of investigators gather critical evidence and intelligence to support clients in a range of situations, from commercial disputes and judgement enforcement against sovereigns to sensitive private client matters. 

Whether helping to monetise an award or mapping out the commercial (and political) reach of the other side, Alaco provides support during the full life cycle of a case, finding admissible evidence to support proceedings across different legal forums and tribunals. We regularly act alongside other advisors such as insolvency practitioners, communications consultants and lobbyists. Our reach is global, underpinned by skilled use of research resources and decades of experience.

 


We are a recognised fraud team that has significant expertise in pursuing and defending complex and large scale civil fraud actions across multiple jurisdictions, as well as carrying out investigations where you suspect you may have been the victim of wrongdoing.

Working as part of a 150+ strong litigation team based in our offices in the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, we support a diverse range of clients, extending from multinational businesses to some of the world’s wealthiest individuals, on the full spectrum of fraud cases.

The team has a proven track record in carrying out asset tracing, particularly in the context of complex global financial structures and trust arrangements. We can assemble and manage specialised international teams at very short notice, using our established network of foreign advisers, including forensic accounting and IT specialists.


 

Our global litigation team serves a broad range of domestic and international commercial and individual clients, from family offices and HNWIs to large corporate entities. We are experienced in global enforcement and asset recovery, company and board disputes, restructuring and insolvency, contract disputes, insurance, fiduciary, professional negligence, media, privacy and defamation, and real estate disputes. We are vastly experienced in international arbitration and public international law, and work on wide range of investment protection and state to state disputes. Our global white collar investigations and defence team are also on hand to help clients manage allegations of wrongdoing. 

With more than 170 litigation lawyers spread across New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, the BVI, London, Milan, Singapore and Hong Kong, we work together as a single team to help clients protect their interests domestically and globally.


Greyhawk is a specialist investigations firm which supports lawyers during high value and cross border disputes.  The firm has a strong focus on fraud, international asset recovery and contentious insolvency.

Greyhawk combines a range of approaches according to client requirements. These include witness identification and interviewing, intelligence gathering through an extensive international network, interrogation and analysis of public information sources, surveillance, and specialist tools to surface data from the deep and dark web.

The firm works across the EMEA region, and is especially known for its expertise in the CIS, Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa.


 

For more than 25 years, IWIRC has been connecting women worldwide. Across the board room, courtroom and the continents, our diverse relationships make IWIRC the premier organization for women in the restructuring and insolvency professions with over 1,500 members worldwide.

Be Inspired.  IWIRC promotes professional at all stages of their careers, from new to seasoned professionals.

Be Informed.  IWIRC and its networks provide countless webinars, conferences and meetings where members can be informed about the latest topics and updates in the field. In addition, IWIRC is the “go to” resource for knowledgeable, diverse experts for speaking engagements across multiple professional organizations in the field of restructuring and insolvency.

Be Connected.  IWIRC is a global organization with regional connections and local networks to make the most of business development and referrals for its members.


Kingsley Napley’s Civil Fraud & Contentious Insolvency groups are uniquely placed to offer specialist and highly experienced partners and to build teams including experts from our criminal and regulatory departments as well as providing targeted advice on media/reputation management. We act for the full range of clients: from governments to individuals, companies and insolvency practitioners; from victims to defendants, and are frequently instructed in relation to the most sensitive, ‘crisis’ or complex disputes (often requiring us to navigate difficult issues with the police and/or press), multi-jurisdictional disputes and those involving complex or novel points of law.  


When disputes arise offshore, they are often complex, international and high value. Ogier has one of the largest offshore teams advising on technical, strategic and procedural aspects across the spectrum of contentious commercial issues and disputes.

With a team whose experience spans cross-border, multi-million and multi-billion dollar disputes across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the US and Russia, we resolve disputes in negotiation, mediation, arbitration or in court.

Our team has many years of experience advising and acting in complex and high-value fraud and asset-tracing matters, working with clients to locate, secure and recover assets. We advise on freezing and other injunctions, and on the enforcement of foreign judgments.

Our ability to advise clients around the clock through our offices in the Asian, Caribbean and European time-zones enables us to act swiftly where urgent action is required, particularly in respect of freezing orders.


The Axos Global Fiduciary Banking team is the trusted banking resource for international fiduciary and asset recovery matters. With over 20 years of fiduciary banking experience, we support Liquidators, Receivers, Directors, Advisors, and other professional Fiduciaries with an expedited account opening and onboarding process; a dedicated, experienced banking team; no fee banking structure and additional deposit insurance options.

Born digital, Axos Bank has reinvented the banking model while growing to over $13 billion in assets in just two decades. Headquartered in San Diego, CA with commercial offices and resources across the United States, Axos Bank is a FDIC-insured bank and its holding company, Axos Financial, is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “AX”.


Mintz Group is a global investigations firm that gathers information before relationships, during disputes and after frauds.  We specialise in tracing assets around the world. 

We have significant experience tracking the assets of governments, companies and people across the globe, having worked as the lead investigator in some of largest global asset investigations in recent years. Our asset-tracing cases are invariably multi-layered and cross-border, working at each junction of the dispute process to inform strategy and realise success.

Over the past 25 years, we have honed our evidence-based, collaborative approach to investigations to support and enhance our clients’ enforcement and monetization strategies – providing clarity in a complex world.


Swiss Forensic & Compliance Sàrl (SFC) is a specialist investigations firm focusing on asset tracing and due diligence services. The team is based in Switzerland and conducts investigations globally for a wide range of domestic and international clients, including major law firms, corporations, banks and family offices.

SFC ranks among the few Swiss independent consultancies focusing on high-stake cases in international matters. Lawyers and other clients trust them with their critical assignments where discretion, speed and accuracy matter most.


Described as a “disputes powerhouse”, our 300 strong litigation team is one of the largest in London. Our “high-quality litigators with vast experience of how to win complex disputes” are recognised by the legal directories. Chambers & Partners 2021 recently described the team as "the most thorough solicitors I've ever worked with. They're the best at what they do."

We handle both international arbitration and UK-based litigation and were shortlisted for Dispute Resolution Firm of the Year 2020 at the Legal 500 UK Awards and Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year 2019 at the British Legal Awards.


Carey Olsen has one of the largest dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency teams in the offshore world.  We represent clients across the full spectrum of contentious and semi-contentious work and advise on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey across a global network of nine international offices, which includes offices in Hong Kong and Singapore.  Our fraud, asset tracing, restructuring and insolvency specialists draw on a wealth of experience from both onshore and offshore practice. We advise on the full range of fraud and asset tracing-related work from self-contained local proceedings through to the largest and most complex cross-border disputes.

We assist clients in securing and recovering assets offshore and have been involved in some of the most significant insolvency matters and fraud cases in our jurisdictions, as well as in several key decisions concerning economic torts, unjust enrichment and breaches of trust.


Wilberforce Chambers are one of the leading commercial chancery sets of chambers in the UK, where barristers are involved in some of the most intellectually challenging and legally significant matters undertaken by the Bar today. Our specialists have been involved in many of the most high-profile fraud, insolvency and asset recovery cases of recent times, both in the UK and across numerous international jurisdictions, and we also offer a range of advisory services to our clients.


Collas Crill is a top ten offshore law firm with offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and London. Our clients include some of the world's leading financial institutions, international businesses, trusts and funds, as well as high-net-worth individuals and families.

 

Our insolvency and restructuring team brings a wealth of experience from a range of backgrounds to give quick, accurate, commercial advice, primarily across the financial services sector. At whatever stage we are engaged, our involvement will assist in identifying the on-going risks facing a client and to enable that client to  continue to identify and to effectively manage deteriorating relationships with creditors, financiers, investors or other interested parties.


Specialists for every case.

We are an international, independent law firm which primarily represents clients before courts and the authorities and advises them in all areas of the law. As one of the leading law firms in Liechtenstein, we have been able to deepen and expand our knowledge and experience over decades, particularly in the field of business law.

Clients

We advise and represent private clients (especially high-net-worth individuals) and companies from Liechtenstein and abroad. Our institutional clients include, among others, banks, asset managers, fiduciary service providers, insurance companies, fund administrators and local and foreign authorities.


 

Keidan Harrison LLP is a boutique City of London law firm, specialising in dispute resolution and insolvency.

Our expertise includes civil fraud, asset recovery, contentious insolvency, trusts disputes, pensions disputes, professional negligence, banking and financial services litigation and commercial arbitration. We act for international and UK businesses and high-net-worth individuals (HNWI), and insolvency practitioners.

Our approach is partner-led and highly personalised, ensuring our clients’ needs are at the forefront every step of the way.


Howden Restructuring & Resolution, a specialist team within Howden Insurance Brokers, are committed to delivering tailored insurance and risk management solutions.

We assist our clients in managing the unique risks encountered within contentious insolvency, fraud litigation and international enforcement.

Our proposition offers a new and different perspective on the role of a broker. Our products deliver seamless risk transfer within an ecosystem that extends to include innovative new products which assist in achieving the best possible assignment outcomes.

 


The Female Fraud Forum (FFF) is a multi-disciplinary association aimed at solicitors, barristers, investigators and forensic accountants.

The purpose is to promote and encourage the advancement of women of all levels of expertise, through shared ideas, knowledge and experiences. The FFF will run both legal and personal development focused educational events and innovative networking and social events.


3 Verulam Buildings is one of the foremost sets of barristers’ chambers specialising in commercial law.

3VB has a genuine depth of experience across the full range of commercial litigation, from banking and financial services to civil fraud, company law, group litigation, insurance, professional negligence, insolvency, IT, media and entertainment and public international law. Chambers has a strong reputation in domestic and international arbitration, including significant experience of investment treaty disputes and cases involving energy, natural resources and infrastructure.

3VB has substantial experience of international work, in both litigation and arbitration. Members are frequently instructed by lawyers from other jurisdictions and are accustomed to working in multi-jurisdictional teams. They have particular experience of disputes arising in the Caribbean, the Gulf States, the post-Soviet states and the Asia-Pacific region. 


The Tech Disputes Network is an inclusive forum for legal and technology professionals who are interested in learning how to avoid, manage and win tech disputes.

TDN regularly hosts seminars covering all manner of disputes where technology lays at the heart. These range from disputes over IT projects to the latest trends in cryptocurrencies and the aftermath of cyberattacks. These seminars offer members the opportunity to hear from leading domain experts, free of charge, and to network with other like-minded professionals in an informal setting. TDN also hosts the ‘Need to Know Basis’ podcast series, which delivers bite-sized updates on tech disputes to members’ inboxes on a regular basis.

TDN is run by a committee of legal and sector experts in the technology space and counts leading practitioners among its members.


Gatehouse Chambers (formerly Hardwicke) is a leading commercial chambers which specialises in arbitration and all forms of ADR, commercial dispute resolution, construction, insolvency, restructuring and company, insurance, professional liability and property disputes.  It also has niche specialisms in clinical negligence and personal injury as well as private client work.   Ranked as a leading set in all its main practice areas in the legal directories, it is also a market leader in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and CSR/pro bono.


A leading commercial set of chambers, the barristers of Twenty Essex offer outstanding legal minds combined with a modern and commercial disputes experience.

Our clients include major global companies, institutions, governments and their advisors from around the world and our barristers advise and appear as advocates in court or arbitration in relation to a broad range of company and commercial, EU, competition, and public international law disputes. Practices involve the preparation and conduct of litigation before a wide range of courts and tribunals, in the UK, in foreign jurisdictions as well as on the international stage.

The vast majority of the work is international in nature and we have well-established links to many overseas markets, including through our Asian hub in Singapore servicing clients throughout Asia Pacific and beyond.

The set is also home to a number of highly respected domestic and international arbitrators and mediators, some of whom were previously judges either in the UK or overseas.


Henderson & Jones is a litigation investment company that purchases and funds litigation and arbitration claims.  We specialise in buying claims from insolvent companies and individuals.

We are a team of expert litigators and accountants with years of experience of complex and high-value litigation.  We work with a range of companies, insolvency practitioners and creditors to maximise recoveries from legal claims without them incurring the risk and costs involved with litigation.

We litigate purchased claims ourselves bearing the expense and risk and leaving assignors free of the hassle and drain on resources associated with litigation.  We usually structure assignments so that we share the proceeds of the claim with the assignor – therefore our interests are aligned throughout the litigation.
 


We are a leading advisory firm providing solutions to create, preserve, and recover value across a range of complex situations faced by businesses and individuals. 

FRP’s highly experienced disputes and investigations practice includes forensic accounting and technology experts as well as licensed insolvency practitioners specialising in contentious insolvency matters. 

We work together on assignments using our combined skillsets to advise clients in a range of disputes or distress situations including to investigate, trace and recover assets, bringing enforcement proceedings where appropriate.

We provide bespoke, effective and flexible solutions to our clients, often in multiple jurisdictions  

 


Kroll is the world’s premier provider of services and digital products related to valuation, governance, risk and transparency.

We work with clients across diverse sectors in the areas of valuation, expert services, investigations, cyber security, corporate finance, restructuring, legal and business solutions, data analytics and regulatory compliance.

Our firm has nearly 5,000 professionals in 30 countries and territories around the world.


Maitland Chambers is one of the leading sets of barristers’ chambers in the UK. Based in London’s Lincoln’s Inn, we offer legal advice and advocacy of the highest quality both domestically and internationally.

With a vast number of specialists in fraud, asset recovery, insolvency and restructuring, our members act for a diverse client base and regularly appear in courts and tribunals of every level in England and Wales (including the Privy Council) and internationally, particularly in the BVI, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands.


Mourant is a law firm-led, professional services business with over 60 years' experience in the financial services sector. We advise on the laws of the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey and provide specialist entity management, governance, regulatory and consulting services. 

We bridge the gap between legal advice and its implementation, taking an integrated approach to deliver the best results for our clients.


At Brown Rudnick LLP, we combine ingenuity with experience to achieve great outcomes for our clients. We deliver partner-driven service; we incentivize our lawyers to collaborate in the client’s best interest; and we put excellence before scale, focusing on practices such as fraud, international disputes, asset tracing, technology, distressed debt, corporate restructuring, M&A, white collar defense, and intellectual property, where we are recognized leaders.

We have more than 250 lawyers and government relations professionals across the United States and Europe, with offices in key financial centers. Beyond the United States and Europe, we serve clients in Russia, CIS, Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America. 


Whether an organisation is facing an internal investigation into allegations of improper behaviour, responding to a whistleblower complaint, handling a regulatory inquiry, or a  commercial dispute, it is critical that the matter be handled quickly, thoroughly and sensitively.

With over 500 dedicated professionals across the world, experience in international markets and an established network of in-country contacts, we have the experience and capability to support organisations and their legal counsel across a range of sectors, regions and contexts.

Whether you need comprehensive support in a tricky dispute; specialised expertise for a sensitive investigation; or forensic, eDiscovery and eDisclosure services to make complex, highly technical and resource intensive tasks straightforward and effective—you're in good hands with Control Risks.


Harneys is a global offshore law firm with entrepreneurial thinking built around professionalism, personal service and rapid response. Open, progressive and personable, we provide advice on British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Bermuda and Anguilla law to an international client base which includes the world’s top law firms, financial institutions, investment funds and private individuals. Our network is one of the largest among offshore law firms, with locations in major financial centres across Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Caribbean, allowing us to provide services of the highest quality to clients in their own languages and time zones.


Members of 4 New Square are instructed in commercial fraud work both on and offshore. That work ranges across many different contexts and includes commercial fraud in all its forms: from international conspiracy cases, to fraudulent insurance claims, to claims involving trusts and fiduciaries.

Given this expertise, Members of Chambers are regularly instructed at short notice to seek, resist or discharge urgent injunctive and other pre-emptive relief, including freezing injunctions, search orders, Norwich Pharmacal and Bankers Trust orders.

Chambers’ expertise ranges from cases in the Commercial Court and the Chancery Division in England and Wales, but also to courts in foreign jurisdictions with a particular focus on work in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman, and the Isle of Man. Further, Members of Chambers have significant experience of international arbitration under a very broad range of domestic and international institutions.


Chainalysis is the blockchain data platform. We provide data, software, services, and research to government agencies, exchanges, financial institutions, and insurance and cybersecurity companies in over 60 countries.

Our data powers investigation, compliance, and market intelligence software that has been used to solve some of the world’s most high-profile criminal cases and grow consumer access to cryptocurrency safely


We have deep understanding of how fraud works and track the latest techniques used to perpetrate fraud and dissipate assets.  Acting for claimants and defendants, our services include:

  • conducting internal investigations
  • advising on and deploying a wide range of procedural tools to obtain information and find and preserve assets
  • helping our clients to reach commercial settlements
  • proposing and implementing litigation strategies, including in complex multi-party, multi-jurisdiction litigation
  • enforcing judgments
  • acting as supervising solicitors where orders are made to search businesses’ premises
  • cyber and cryptocurrency fraud investigations and asset recovery

Cooke, Young & Keidan is a leading boutique firm of commercial disputes lawyers, based in the City of London and working for international and UK businesses and high-net-worth individuals.

Since our foundation in 2009 we have built a formidable reputation for achieving results for our clients in high-value commercial disputes, including both court litigation and international arbitration cases. Offering a combination of commercialism, strategic thinking and tenacity, we are also able to act creatively and flexibly in a way that sets us apart from our competitors. Our commitment to retaining our boutique size and focus means we also offer exceptional, personalized service.

We are known for our adroit handling of complex cases, and our specialist focus assists us to avoid the conflicts of interest often experienced by larger firms with transactional departments, meaning that we can act fearlessly against most financial institutions and substantial multinational companies.


Dublin International Disputes Week has been designed by Ireland's top litigators to capture the essence of the latest issues in cross-border litigation in 2022, including post- Brexit enforcement, the impact of EU law on arbitration, Ireland’s novel restructuring solutions for international insolvencies and many more. Our programme features a mix of diverse and inclusive panels with a choice of networking receptions and a formal conference dinner and lunch. In addition to the conference, Irish legal firms and associations, such as the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland, the EU Bar Association, and the Construction Bar Association, are planning a series of complementary events. Collectively these offer you fantastic opportunities to network with other specialists, share ideas and build new contacts in this everchanging field and be part of what we will build into an annual event.

Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner contact Chris on 020 7101 4151 or email chris@thoughtleaders4.com