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

No place safe to hide for Russian debtors

Last week, Russian Judgment debtor Andrey Chernyakov was forced to allow bailiffs to enter his London homes to search for and seize his assets. The Bank of Moscow had at the end of October obtained a £195m judgment against Mr Chernyakov. Mr Chernyakov had already been the subject of worldwide freezing orders. When the Bank sought to enforce by sending in the bailiffs, Mr Chernyakov refused them entry to his homes. Urgent relief was obtained within a matter of hours, permitting the bailiffs to use reasonable force to enter the homes that same day. This led to the immediate seizure of assets.

PCB Litigation acts for the Bank of Moscow. The team consists of Anthony Riem, Nick Ractliff and Jon Felce.


PCB Litigation has been ranked in the top tier of civil fraud firms in the UK, in which we are said to be known for assisting “high-end clients including banks and corporations in getting to the bottom of sophisticated fraud scenarios. Skilled at obtaining global interim relief and at dealing with jurisdictional issues that arise.” Steven Philippsohn, Anthony Riem and Trevor Mascarenhas are all ranked as leading individuals. Steven is described as “a great strategist” who “is completely driven and spares no effort.” Anthony is noted as “very energetic and active in pursuing his goals”. Trevor is described as “incredibly hard-working, a very good thinker and has a great attachment to the details”.


PCB Litigation advised on a $multimillion investment fraud involving multiple jurisdictions including the Middle East and Africa as well as the UK.


PCB Litigation has been instructed to act for the Claimant in a LCIA arbitration claim for approximately US$25 million in connection with the misappropriation of a shareholding in an overseas retail development.