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Civil fraud

Complex cases that involve private capital are a natural fit for our civil fraud team. With years of experience and a global presence, we are adept at handling large-scale international fraud matters and, if necessary, can trace assets across the world.

We are highly experienced in complex, large-scale international fraud cases that involve private capital. From art and cultural asset frauds to high value multi-jurisdictional cases involving financial services or complex trust structures; from acting for foreign governments to acting against bankers and trustees - we do it all.

Our strong presence in London means that we are often able to assist international businesses, families and individuals who choose to bring an action there.

We achieved a landmark judgement at the Court of Appeal, restraining the Bank of St Petersburg from enforcing Russian judgments against Mr and Mrs Vitaly Arkhangelsky, pending a trial in England. The bank had brought proceedings in Russia for the repayment of alleged loans, but our clients contended that the judgments were part of a conspiracy against them. The Court ruled unanimously in favor of our appeal.

In Asia, we have acted for various corporations (and their directors) in investigations by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and the Securities and Future Commission and for international banks in fraud cases, cross-border litigation and regulatory investigations. 

Withers’ broad experience and global reach allow us to trace assets across the world. For example, our offices in Asia provide access to local litigators and fraud investigators. We are also able to consult with colleagues with experience in trusts and complex offshore structures – and we stand alone as the only onshore law firm to be based offshore in the British Virgin Islands.

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Lesley Timms

Lesley Timms

Partner | London

Lesley Timms

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Roberto Moruzzi

Roberto Moruzzi

Partner | London

Roberto Moruzzi

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Shashi Nathan

Shashi Nathan

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

Shashi Nathan

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

White collar defense and investigations

Stephen Ross

Stephen Ross

Partner | London

Stephen Ross

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Sara-Jane Knock

Sara-Jane Knock

Partner | British Virgin Islands

Sara-Jane Knock

Partner | British Virgin Islands

Litigation

Tatiana Menshenina

Tatiana Menshenina

Partner | London

Tatiana Menshenina

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Sinead Harris

Sinead Harris

Partner | London

Sinead Harris

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

Andrew Wass

Andrew Wass

Partner | London

Andrew Wass

Partner | London

Litigation and arbitration

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