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 was recognised for being home to a trio of “outstanding” asset recovery lawyers by the International “Who’s Who” Legal Asset Recovery 2015: “world-class” Steven Philippsohn (one of only five Most Highly Regarded Individuals in Europe), “great tactician” Anthony Riem and Trevor Mascarenhas.


PCB Litigation has obtained judgment for £2m plus interest and indemnity costs on behalf of the Ritz Club against billionaire Safa Al Geabury. As was widely reported in the national press, Mr Al Geabury claimed that he had a gambling addiction and the Ritz Club ought to have stopped him gambling; he counterclaimed for £4m that he lost gambling at the Ritz Club. In dismissing his counterclaim and giving judgment for the Ritz Club, Mrs Justice Simler was persuaded on the facts presented by PCB and Clive Freedman QC that Mr Geabury had no gambling addiction.


PCB Litigation hosted a seminar on the latest developments in asset recovery. Steven Philippsohn and Trevor Mascarenhas presented together with Clive Freedman QC on the subjects of Norwich Pharmacal orders, trust busting and piercing the corporate veil.