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FIRE Summer School: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide

The Next Generation of Asset Recovery Practitioners 

21st - 23rd August 2022 - Downing College, Cambridge 

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Sam Ouriach
Associate Director
Grant Thornton

Sam Ouriach
Sam Ouriach Associate Director
Grant Thornton
Caroline Greenwell
Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys

Caroline acts for corporate and individual clients in relation to a variety of disputes involving breaches of contract and misrepresentations, civil fraud and asset tracing, allegations of bribery and corruption, regulatory and health & safety breaches, breaches of restrictive covenants, and Judicial Review Caroline has experience of litigating through the Courts domestically and internationally.

She is also, however, experienced in resolving disputes through arbitration, mediation and other alternative means of resolution. Caroline is currently part of the team defending a multi-billion dollar fraud claim in the Cayman Islands.


Caroline Greenwell
Caroline Greenwell Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys
Joana Rego
Partner
Raedas

Joana Rego
Joana Rego Partner
Raedas
Amy Patterson
Partner
Taylor Wessing

Amy works with clients on both contentious and non-contentious insolvency issues and corporate restructuring. 

Amy is trusted by lenders, directors, PE sponsors, landlords, distressed investors and insolvency practitioners in all areas of domestic and cross border insolvency law and has particular experience in the consumer and retail sector


Amy Patterson
Amy Patterson Partner
Taylor Wessing

Expert speaking faculty includes:

Mark Shaw
Partner, Licensed Insolvency Practitioner
BDO

I have a broad client practice, comprising restructuring, insolvency and related expert witness matters. These are usually complex, cross-border and high value in nature. I have worked on some of the highest profile assignments in the market over recent years and have particular experience of the financial services and shipping sectors.


Mark Shaw
Mark Shaw Partner, Licensed Insolvency Practitioner
BDO
Nicola Boulton
Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)

Nicola is a highly experienced commercial litigator who brings her pragmatic and tenacious approach to bear for high-net-worth individuals, legal and financial services professionals, corporates and hedge funds.

With experience acting across high-value civil fraud, financial services and trust litigation, Nicola has particular expertise in freezing orders, other interlocutory injunctive measures and anti-money laundering issues. She is a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Criminal and Civil Proceedings), and her dynamism is consistently recognised as a ‘real asset’ in complex cases.

Chambers and Partners

In ranking Nicola as a Star Individual for Fraud: Civil, Chambers and Partners comment: ‘Nicola is intellectually agile and a master for detail’. She is ‘one of the most effective fraud practitioners in the market’ and ‘she has a great strategic mind, is brilliantly insightful and is great to work with’.

Legal 500

‘The “truly excellent” group at Byrne and Partners LLP is led by the “articulate and fearsome” Nicola Boulton’

‘The department is headed by Nicola Boulton, who is described by clients as “a natural leader with unsurpassed knowledge of her field, with excellent judgment and an unerring ability to pick the right strategy”


Nicola Boulton
Nicola Boulton Partner
PCB Byrne (UK)
Yindi Gesinde
Partner
Baker McKenzie

Yindi is a partner in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London, and a member of the Compliance and Investigations group. Yindi’s practice includes a broad spectrum of complex and high-value international and domestic commercial litigation for multinational clients, with specialist expertise in anti-bribery and corruption investigations, compliance and trust disputes.


Yindi Gesinde
Yindi Gesinde Partner
Baker McKenzie
Nick Wood
Partner
Grant Thornton

Nick is an Insolvency Practitioner with over 25 years' experience in tracing and recovering hidden assets from a number of jurisdictions including, Caribbean, Far East and EMEA countries, the offshore financial centres, Russia/CIS region and the USA, using civil and insolvency procedures.

I work with corporates, financial institutions, victims of fraud and the public sector.  My team has recovered over £250 million of hidden assets over the last three years.  We frequently share the risk and reward of recovery with our clients.  Internationally I have been appointed as Receiver by the Courts of Antigua, Bermuda, BVI, Nevis, Jersey, Caymans and Delaware.

I am listed as one of Who’s Who Legal’s Most Highly Regarded Individuals in their Asset Recovery Expert Guide 2016 for my “vast reservoir of expertise”.

A number of my articles on fraud, asset tracing and recovery have been published and I have presented internationally on fraud, asset tracing and recovery techniques.

I am still playing rugby in the vets and refereeing.


Nick Wood
Nick Wood Partner
Grant Thornton
Rachael Gregory
Of Counsel
Armstrong Teasdale

Rachael Gregory
Rachael Gregory Of Counsel
Armstrong Teasdale
Hayley Çapani
Principal Associate
Shoosmiths

Hayley is a Principal Associate in the London office of the Shoosmiths Corporate Restructuring and Advisory team.

Hayley advises on both contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency matters and has extensive experience in contentious insolvency matters, acting for office holders, banks and other creditors on a broad range of matters relating to administration, administrative receivership, provisional liquidation, liquidation and a range of cross-border issues.


Hayley Çapani
Hayley Çapani Principal Associate
Shoosmiths
Nick Axup
Partner
Stephenson Harwood

Nick Axup
Nick Axup Partner
Stephenson Harwood
Julia Mahoney
Divisional Director
Howden

Julia Mahoney leads the Litigation Risk Management team within the Restructuring and Resolution division at Howden Insurance Brokers.   She’s a qualified solicitor with over 25 years insurance industry experience. Julia specialises in litigation risk management planning, using her legal expertise to help clients mitigate against adverse costs and solve funding challenges.


Julia Mahoney
Julia Mahoney Divisional Director
Howden
Jane Colston
Partner
Brown Rudnick

Jane Colston's practice focuses on complex and high-value commercial banking, contract and tort disputes as well as company, shareholders and partnership disputes.

Jane has acted in numerous complex fraud cases and has extensive experience of forensic investigations, most of which have involved working with teams of investigators and accountants, and coordinating lawyers in multiple jurisdictions to trace and freeze assets. She has managed numerous cases involving freezing, search, disclosure, gagging and delivery up injunctions as well as breach of confidence claims. 


Jane Colston
Jane Colston Partner
Brown Rudnick
Simon Jerrum
Partner
HFW

Simon is a partner in the fraud and insolvency team at HFW.

Simon specialises in commercial and insolvency litigation, often involving allegations of fraud or wrongdoing. He has substantial experience of disputes before the English courts, and litigation and arbitration in key venues around the world. Simon has particular expertise in complex contentious insolvency matters, often involving concurrent proceedings in a number of jurisdictions.


Simon Jerrum
Simon Jerrum Partner
HFW
Molly Sandquest
Senior Manager
FRP

Molly joined FRP in 2016 and is a Senior Manager in our Forensic Services team based in London. Having started her career in external audit before specialising in forensic accounting and investigations, she now has wide-ranging expertise in providing forensic accounting investigation and advisory services.

Since joining FRP, Molly has led forensic investigations into allegations of fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and director misfeasance. She has experience of asset tracing in criminal, civil and family matters, involving complex investigations to trace undisclosed or misappropriated assets, working closely with corporate intelligence services and solicitors.

Her experience also includes preparing advisory reports regarding loss of profits, misrepresentation and business interruption and she regularly supports the accounting expert on disputes relating to allegations of breach of contract, sale and purchase agreement disputes, including preparation of quantum of loss calculations.

Molly works across a multitude of industries including financial services, leisure and hospitality, and retail.


Molly Sandquest
Molly Sandquest Senior Manager
FRP
Piers Elliott
Director – Legal
Henderson & Jones

Piers is a commercial litigator with over 10 years’ experience of complex and high-profile disputes.

Piers has a broad commercial practice with particular expertise in advising on  financial services and insolvency disputes.  

Piers joined Henderson & Jones in September 2019 from Freshfields where Piers spent seven years as a senior associate in the dispute resolution team.  During his time at Freshfields, Piers spent six months on secondment to the Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement team at HSBC. Prior to joining Freshfields, Piers spent five years at Mayer Brown.

Piers is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales. He has a law degree from the University of Birmingham.


Piers Elliott
Piers Elliott Director – Legal
Henderson & Jones
Natasha Partos
Senior Associate
Campbells (Cayman)

Natasha is an attorney in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring Group where she specialises in commercial litigation, regulatory and employment law as well as having experience in a wide a variety of contractual disputes and tortious claims.

Natasha obtained her bachelor’s degree in History from Clare College, Cambridge University (UK). Thereafter, Natasha completed her legal training in London and in 2012 was called to the Bar of England and Wales. Before practising in Grand Cayman Natasha was a member of two leading sets of Chambers in the UK where she gained extensive advocacy experience in all areas of her practice. Natasha Joined Campbells in 2018.


Natasha Partos
Natasha Partos Senior Associate
Campbells (Cayman)
Richard Foss
Partner
Kingsley Napley

Richard leads the Disputes practice and acts for organisations in a variety of commercial disputes and also advises private individuals and entrepreneurs.  Richard has particular expertise acting for and advising directors and management teams in relation to civil litigation. He is recommended in the Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery Global Guide 2021, and listed as a Thought Leader in the Who's Who Legal: GIR - Asset Recovery 2020 Guide.

He is experienced in both obtaining and defending injunctive proceedings, including Freezing and Search Orders.  His focus is on achieving commercial and cost effective results and often advises on risk management approaches and strategies to avoid pursuing a dispute through the courts. 

Richard has wide ranging expertise and specialisms and advises on contractual disputes, directors’ duties, civil fraud, insolvency, professional negligence, injunctions and financial services disputes. 

Richard has also been appointed by the High Court to act as a Supervising Solicitor in relation to the execution of Search Orders.

He joined Kingsley Napley in 1995 and became a Partner in 1999. 


Richard Foss
Richard Foss Partner
Kingsley Napley
Stephanie Duncan
Senior Associate
Charles Russell Speechlys

Stephanie is a commercial litigation and dispute resolution specialist, advising individual and corporate clients on a broad range of complex, high-value commercial disputes, often with an international element.

Her particular areas of practice include breaches of contract, shareholder and partnership disputes, civil fraud and asset tracing, international freezing and debt recovery, multi-jurisdictional banking litigation, judicial review, international bribery and corruption, and warranty claims. She has experience of litigating through the Courts, both domestically and internationally, as well as resolving disputes through alternative means such as arbitration, mediation and negotiated settlement.


Stephanie Duncan
Stephanie Duncan Senior Associate
Charles Russell Speechlys
David Jones
Partner
Carey Olsen (Guernsey)

David is an advocate providing specialised advice in relation to business restructuring and insolvency in contentious, non-contentious and multi-jurisdictional matters


David Jones
David Jones Partner
Carey Olsen (Guernsey)
Amy Patterson
Partner
Taylor Wessing

Amy works with clients on both contentious and non-contentious insolvency issues and corporate restructuring. 

Amy is trusted by lenders, directors, PE sponsors, landlords, distressed investors and insolvency practitioners in all areas of domestic and cross border insolvency law and has particular experience in the consumer and retail sector


Amy Patterson
Amy Patterson Partner
Taylor Wessing
Stephen Ross
Partner
Withers (UK)

Stephen is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team and leads the global fraud team.

His practice focusses on international asset freezing and recovery cases, heavyweight commercial litigation and regulatory disputes and Stephen is particularly adept at drawing on the firm’s tax expertise in such cases to obtain a strategic advantage.

Stephen also often acts for family offices, successful families, entrepreneurs and their businesses on a broad range of commercial disputes and heads up our family office first group, which is an innovative approach to finding positive solutions for family conflicts.

Stephen regularly speaks at national and international conferences on a wide range of fraud and litigation topics.

Stephen is described by Chambers and Partners 2020 as a ‘superb lawyer’ and ‘‘an incredibly shrewd judge of the tactics of a case’.


Stephen Ross
Stephen Ross Partner
Withers (UK)
Joana Rego
Partner
Raedas

Joana Rego
Joana Rego Partner
Raedas
Steven Haynes
Director
Greyhawk

Steven Haynes has over twenty years of intelligence experience. Between 1997 and 2005, he worked at Control Risks Group, where he was head of intelligence for Africa and the Middle East. Between 2005 and co-founding Greyhawk in 2012, he was Director of Corporate Intelligence at KPMG. He co-wrote the firm’s Global Corporate Intelligence methodology and trained KPMG Forensic teams worldwide.

He has provided political risk, due diligence and investigation services to three of the top five international oil companies and eight of the top ten global investment banks. His experience includes supporting the largest foreign direct investments into Nigeria and South Africa respectively. He has worked “on the ground” in many emerging and frontier markets, including Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, India, Nigeria, Kenya, Angola, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon.

Between 1988 and 1997, he was a journalist, latterly with the Sunday Times, where he worked on the paper’s Insight investigations team.


Steven Haynes
Steven Haynes Director
Greyhawk
Caroline Greenwell
Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys

Caroline acts for corporate and individual clients in relation to a variety of disputes involving breaches of contract and misrepresentations, civil fraud and asset tracing, allegations of bribery and corruption, regulatory and health & safety breaches, breaches of restrictive covenants, and Judicial Review Caroline has experience of litigating through the Courts domestically and internationally.

She is also, however, experienced in resolving disputes through arbitration, mediation and other alternative means of resolution. Caroline is currently part of the team defending a multi-billion dollar fraud claim in the Cayman Islands.


Caroline Greenwell
Caroline Greenwell Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys
Jonathan Tickner
Head of Commercial Litgation & Civil Fraud
Peters & Peters

Jonathan specialises in large complex commercial disputes, civil fraud and asset tracing cases with extensive experience in multi jurisdictional emergency procedures.

An experienced and skilled practitioner specialising in large complex commercial disputes, civil fraud and asset tracing cases, Jonathan has extensive experience in dealing with multi-jurisdictional emergency procedures including asset freezing and search and seizure orders. He has acted on a number of occasions as supervising solicitor upon the execution of search and seizure orders.

Jonathan’s work ranges from the conduct of internal investigations, competition litigation, advance fee frauds, the diversion of business opportunities and breaches of fiduciary duty to claims involving deceit, bribery and secret profits.

Jonathan’s international expertise was also identified in The International Who’s Who of Asset Recovery Lawyers: “Jonathan is a favourite with clients and a true expert specialising in multi-jurisdictional cases, asset freezing, and obtaining and executing search and seizure orders.”

In January 2014, Jonathan was recognised in The Lawyer’s Hot 100′ list in the litigation/regulation category. He is a Contributing Editor to Getting The Deal Through: ‘Asset Recovery’. Jonathan is regularly ranked as a Leading Lawyer by legal directories, Chambers and Partners research shows our clients praise Jonathan for his “calm and meticulous approach” and comment on his ability to provide “creative solutions ”. Jonathan Tickner is ‘a fabulous solicitor who quickly gains the clients’ trust’. Legal 500.


Jonathan Tickner
Jonathan Tickner Head of Commercial Litgation & Civil Fraud
Peters & Peters
Charlie Sorensen
Senior Associate
Baker & Partners

harlie Sorensen is an English Barrister and Jersey Advocate. He is a Senior Associate at Baker & Partners.

Charlie specialises in commercial litigation and contentious insolvency with a focus on financial services, fraud, asset recovery, and complex contractual disputes. He also has extensive experience bringing applications in support of foreign proceedings including freezing injunctions, disclosure applications, the enforcement of foreign judgments and the recognition of foreign insolvency office holders. He appears in court regularly, both as sole counsel and led by senior members of the Baker & Partners team.

Charlie is considered one of Jersey’s most able young advocates. He has been ranked as a next generation lawyer by the Legal 500 on three occasions and described as “very responsive, well-organised and sound, with an extensive knowledge of litigation matters”. He speaks across a range of subjects at local and international conferences and is a tutor in English contract law at the Jersey Institute of Law.


Charlie Sorensen
Charlie Sorensen Senior Associate
Baker & Partners
Joshua Moger
Senior Associate
Payne Hicks Beach

A specialist in both contentious and non-contentious family law, Joshua is described by clients as a lawyer “accomplished beyond his years”, who “delivers wholeheartedly to the cause”, and whose “natural calm, wisdom and astute knowledge of human nature make him a most precious guide and ally”. Joshua was recently shortlisted for Young Family Lawyer of the Year at the 2020 Family Law Awards.

Joshua primarily works with Baroness Shackleton, Ben Parry-Smith and/or Nicholas Manners

Joshua usually acts for high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals in cases which often involve an international element or other complexity such as trust structures, offshore assets or dynastic estate planning (UK or abroad).

 


Joshua Moger
Joshua Moger Senior Associate
Payne Hicks Beach
Luke Harrison
Partner
Keidan Harrison

Luke co-founded Keidan Harrison LLP in May 2020, having formerly led a substantial and esteemed team at a mid-sized firm.

He is recognised by the leading legal directories as a “very commercial litigator with a real eye for detail” and “especially adept at insolvency-related commercial disputes” (Chambers 2019).

Luke’s practice covers a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, but he has particular expertise in contentious insolvency and restructuring advisory, fraud and asset recovery, banking and financial services, company and partnership, professional negligence claims and technology disputes. He also has substantial expertise in media, data protection and defamation claims. Luke has acted for large corporates as well as for small- to medium-sized enterprises and office holders (directors, trustees and insolvency practitioners). He works across all sectors, but has particular experience in recruitment, litigation funding, alternative lending, technology, construction and private equity.


Luke Harrison
Luke Harrison Partner
Keidan Harrison
David Welford
Partner
Ogier

David is a partner in Ogier's BVI Dispute Resolution team and a barrister with broad experience of commercial and financial disputes, with a focus on cross-border company, trusts and insolvency matters. He has extensive advocacy experience before the BVI Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal.


David Welford
David Welford Partner
Ogier
Dan Wyatt
Partner
RPC (UK)

Dan Wyatt is an experienced commercial litigator with particular expertise in complex, high value civil fraud, financial services, and shareholder/partnership disputes. His work is usually multi-jurisdictional, and frequently involves Russia and Former Soviet Union countries.

Dan advises on proceedings in the English High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court, as well as on arbitration proceedings. Dan is listed by Legal 500 as a Next Generation Partner, and as a recommended lawyer in RPC's commercial disputes and civil fraud practices. He also was nominated as a stand-out lawyer in the 2019 and 2020 Acritas Stars survey.


Dan Wyatt
Dan Wyatt Partner
RPC (UK)
Timothy Harry
Barrister
Maitland Chambers

im’s practice is in Chancery and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on commercial disputes, property litigation, professional negligence, partnership and insolvency.  He is instructed in cases both domestically and internationally.

Tim is called to the Bar in Hong Kong, and has a tenancy at Gilt Chambers, c/o Room 3403, Tower One, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong.  He is on the list of Counsel for instruction in civil cases on behalf of the Hong Kong Government. 

 


Timothy Harry
Timothy Harry Barrister
Maitland Chambers
Vijay Rathour
Partner, Head of the Digital Forensics Group
Grant Thornton

I am a partner within our forensic and investigations practice, and lead our digital forensics group. Our team of expert practitioners provide computer forensic, eDiscovery, data analytics and cyber response services across the globe.

I specialise in supporting bribery, corruption, competition law infringement and complex fraud investigations. I am an expert in data governance and have led data collection exercises across the globe. My team utilise cutting edge technologies, coupled with defensible methodologies to achieve timely and cost-effective solutions across the EDRM and the investigation lifecycle.

My team lead on complex data breach response activities and consults on international cyber-attacks and defending businesses from hackers. We are often engaged to address, investigate and provide regulatory responses on the very largest data breaches made public (1 billion+ records).

I have given evidence on crypto-currency forensics, computer forensics, data breach and data record identification and recovery, data segmentation and many other areas of corporate and data governance.

Prior to joining the firm, I trained as a barrister, worked in private legal practice, acted as a regulator at the Financial Conduct Authority and led the digital forensics practice of a boutique firm.

I co-authored the new Civil Procedure Rules on document disclosure (CPR 31B) and the protocols applied in the Technology and Construction Courts. I am a regular public speaker and author on digital investigations. I’m an avid technology enthusiast and passionate about the opportunities of the digital age!


Vijay Rathour
Vijay Rathour Partner, Head of the Digital Forensics Group
Grant Thornton
Robert Capper
Senior Managing Director
Ankura

Robert Capper
Robert Capper Senior Managing Director
Ankura
Michael Adkins
Partner
Collas Crill (Guernsey)

Michael Adkins
Michael Adkins Partner
Collas Crill (Guernsey)
Jon Felce
Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Recognised by The Legal 500 as a “rising star” “headed for the very top”, Jon specialises in high-value, complex international commercial disputes with particular expertise in civil fraud, enforcement and asset recovery (including both commercial and sovereign debt), and he has obtained a number of ground-breaking orders in this regard. The Legal 500 has called Jon a “bright young gun with a shrewd mind and a calm approach” and states there is “complete trust and faith in Jon’s advice and his expertise”. It recognises him as a Next Generation Partner in Civil Fraud and Banking Litigation, and Who’s Who Legal identifies Jon as a future leader for commercial litigation. Jon has an international practice with clients including sovereigns, financial institutions, corporate clients, high-net-worth individuals and insolvency practitioners, and has acted on a number of complex and high value Russian/CIS cases.


Jon Felce
Jon Felce Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan

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