Total commitment to effective solutions

PCB Litigation has an unmatched track record in securing clients’ objectives in complex contentious matters of all types. We regularly succeed where other law firms have failed. We are entirely focused on getting results for the client and we act for the biggest names in the business world – throughout the world.

We are distinguished by

  • hands-on involvement by partners from start to finish
  • a strong-minded, realistic approach with the ‘gloves off’ where necessary
  • a single-minded, dogged persistence
  • our international experience
  • creativity in looking at problems (and solutions) in the round and not just from the legal perspective.

We work across a wide range of fraud, asset recovery and commercial disputes as well as other matters across various industry sectors, including financial, energy and natural resources, telecommunications, and real estate.

We have a particular strength in the provision of strategic oversight and management of cases which involve several law firms at the cross-border level. Membership of the Fraudnet group gives us immediate contact like-minded lawyers across more than 60 jurisdictions.

On numerous occasions the firm has won landmark decisions in the highest courts. Both the firm and individual partners are recognized in the principal Legal Directories and in other accolades.

So if you have a problem which needs a dedicated and inventive team with a highly pragmatic approach contact Steven Philippsohn, Anthony Riem or Trevor Mascarenhas for a preliminary discussion.

Latest news

PCB Litigation is delighted to be rated once again as a tier 1 firm for civil fraud and perhaps “the pre-eminent boutique” in London’s civil fraud arena, with The Legal 500 in particular focussing on our successful defence of a $1bn claim arising out of Saudi Arabia and the firm’s extending reach to some of the world’s emerging markets. Steven Philippsohn and Anthony Riem are both recognised as leading individuals for civil fraud. Steven is described as a “guru”, a “strategic thinker” and a “master strategist”, Anthony as “brilliant”, “wonderful with clients” and with “wide range of knowledge”, whilst Trevor is also described as “brilliant” as well as “an excellent litigator”. The firm has also been highly ranked for its work in the fields of commercial and banking litigation, and recognised for our work both for and against banks.

Jon Felce was quoted in an article on the rise of litigation boutiques (

“In my experience, flourishing specialist dispute resolution practices such as PCB Litigation offer a lean, flexible, dynamic and innovative alternative to the traditional law firm model, providing bespoke and cost-effective solutions for clients, many of whom are clients of domestic or international law firms who for various reasons may not be considered suitable for the case.

The quality, significance, and value of the work undertaken is on a par with top firms – as reflected by rankings in legal commentaries – as is the work’s international dimension (in our case in particular by being part of a specialist ICC-endorsed network of fraud experts called FraudNet). To name but a few highlights of the type of matters pursued, in my two and a half years at PCB Litigation we have been involved in a billion dollar cross-border case ranked in The Lawyer’s Top 20 for the year, succeeded in the Privy Council, and obtained ground-breaking new orders.”

Anthony Riem has been selected as one of the five most highly regarded individuals in Europe in Asset Recovery in the Whos Who 2016 Asset Recovery Analysis released today. It provided the following analysis of PCB:

London-based fraud boutique PCB Litigation is a “prominent firm in the UK market”. Founding partner Steven Philippsohn is renowned for being “a true visionary in the field” whose “strategic acumen and long-standing experience” has seen his small firm compete with the likes of the international heavyweights. The highly regarded Anthony Riem is also singled out as a “stellar practitioner” who “navigates complex structures and transactions with ease”. Clients were effusive in their praise of Riem, describing him as a “wonderful operator with particular expertise dealing with, and against, offshore firms”. Additionally, peers and clients alike commend Trevor Mascarenhas for his “intelligent handling of complex cases”. One source described him as a “formidable opponent” who is “rigorous, insightful and full of conviction”