September 2017

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

Two of PCB Litigation’s partners, Steven Philippsohn and Trevor Mascarenhas, have been identified by Who’s Who Legal in a list of 37 leading litigators at English law firms.


PCB has been retained by a global organisation to pursue claims against several Defendants who misappropriated hundreds of $m.

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PCB Litigation recognised as a “standout firm in the London market” by Who’s Who Asset Recovery 2017

Posted on: July 4th, 2017

Who’s Who Asset Recovery 2017 has described PCB Litigation as a “specialist fraud boutique” and a “standout firm in the London market”. Steven Philippsohn, Anthony Riem and Trevor Mascarenhas are all named in the list of 8 leading solicitors in the UK in asset recovery, with Steven and Anthony occupying the first 2 places.

• PCB is described as having “a strong track record in high-profile recoveries”.

• Steven Philippsohn is described as “an internationally renowned practitioner with a wealth of
experience in high-stakes litigation. According to one source, “He is an undoubted leader and
superb legal strategist.”

•“The “fantastic” Anthony Riem is a highly rated operator with over 20 years’ experience assisting
corporate and financial institution clients with international asset tracing and recovery
actions.”

• “Completing the firm’s offering, Trevor Mascarenhas is well versed in multi-jurisdictional asset
recovery and emerges as one of the top names in London.”

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July 2017

Posted on: July 4th, 2017

PCB Litigation has been instructed by a former director of an international consumer goods distribution company in connection with substantial deceit claims.


PCB Litigation has been instructed by an international education provider in relation to a dispute with some of its former employees.

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June 2017

Posted on: June 14th, 2017

Steven Philippsohn chaired a session at the Cambridge Forum on Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Awards on Defence Strategies, which Claimants Lawyers should make their clients aware of. He also gave the attached presentation.

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Partnership Appointment

Posted on: June 1st, 2017

PCB Litigation is delighted to announce that Jon Felce has joined the partnership on 1 June. Since joining the team in 2014 from a leading international firm, Jon has obtained a number of extremely successful results for his clients including a series of ground-breaking orders. Jon has significant experience in complex, high value domestic and cross-border commercial litigation and fraud and asset recovery disputes, and is a welcome addition to PCB Litigation’s industry-leading partners.

PCB Litigation’s Senior Partner, Steven Philippsohn, said: “We are delighted that Jon has accepted our invitation to join the Partnership.

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“Cracking” down on defendants: further ground-breaking orders obtained by PCB Litigation

Posted on: May 10th, 2017

Hot on the heels of successfully obtaining the first reasoned judgment concerning the jurisdiction to grant a search order against a third party – see here – PCB Litigation has obtained two further ground-breaking orders which will substantially add to the weapons available to victims of fraud seeking to recover assets.

The background is set out in our update of 28 November 2016 – see here – when Russian Judgment debtor Andrey Chernyakov was forced to allow bailiffs to enter his London homes to search for and seize his assets.

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May 2017

Posted on: May 8th, 2017

PCB Litigation is advising in relation to a significant bitcoin dispute.


PCB Litigation has been retained to act for a company holding valuable oil and gas interests, which were the subject of a transfer that is being disputed in the Commercial Court.
An article in Legal Futures, based on a report released by Premonition, names PCB Litigation as one of 7 law firms to have a 100% success rate in the Chancery Division of the High Court over the last 3 years (minimum 5 cases). The Chancery Division hears a variety of cases including those involving fraud, company and trust disputes and insolvency cases, areas in which PCB Litigation is very active.

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April 2017

Posted on: April 21st, 2017

PCB Litigation has been instructed on behalf of a Bank to pursue claims in respect of a loan which was obtained by fraud.


PCB Litigation has been instructed to advise a major UK company in relation to various contractual and other issues arising out of a share sale agreement.
PCB Litigation has been instructed to bring claims arising out of the collapse of a property investment.
PCB Litigation has been instructed to defend claims in relation to an international joint venture dispute
PCB Litigation has been instructed in relation to a multi-million dollar investment and property dispute involving a factory and its relocation.

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First ever search order against a third party granted: the Chabra moment for search orders

Posted on: March 7th, 2017

Amongst the wide array of tools available in the English Courts for intended and actual claimants are what have been described as the law’s two nuclear weapons, freezing injunctions and search orders. Since the seminal case of Chabra, Courts have been willing to grant freezing orders not just against defendants, but against third parties against whom no claim is advanced but who appear to hold assets on behalf of the defendant. Yet in the quarter of a century since Chabra, and until very recently, no case seems to have tried to use the search order jurisdiction in a similar way.

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March 2017

Posted on: March 6th, 2017

PCB obtains first ever search order against a third party: see here for details


PCB Litigation has been retained to act for a major European State Bank in a multi $million asset recovery case involving several jurisdictions.

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