November 2017

Posted on: November 6th, 2017

PCB Litigation continues to be ranked by Chambers & Partners as a top tier firm for Civil Fraud, with Steven Philippsohn, Anthony Riem and Trevor Mascarenhas all highly ranked for both Civil Fraud and Litigation.


Jon Felce was this week’s Lawyer in the News in The Law Society Gazette: see https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/lawyer-in-the-news/armed-for-asset-recovery/5063544.article

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PCB Litigation obtains maximum prison sentence against contemnor defendant

Posted on: October 23rd, 2017

On 19 October 2017, and following a string of prior successes for the Bank of Moscow (see http://www.pcblitigation.com/media/cracking-down-on-defendants-further-ground-breaking-orders-obtained-by-pcb-litigation/ and http://www.pcblitigation.com/media/no-place-safe-to-hide-for-russian-debtors/), PCB Litigation has obtained a rare maximum two-year prison sentence against Russian judgment debtor Andrey Chernyakov. The sentence was handed down for several contempts of Court by Mr Chernyakov arising out of breaches of worldwide freezing and related asset disclosure orders against him. Mr Chernyakov’s wife, Anastasia Erokhova, was also sentenced to a significant period of imprisonment for similar breaches.

The decision also confirms that the standard Commercial Court injunction wording covers not only assets beneficially owned by the subject of a freezing order, but also assets directly or indirectly controlled by that person, and therefore that it can extend to the assets of a company of which the respondent is the sole shareholder.

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Double success for PCB Litigation

Posted on: October 16th, 2017

PCB Litigation is delighted to share with you a double success achieved last week. Not only has PCB Litigation continued to be highly ranked in Legal 500 – including in Tier 1 for civil fraud work – with all five partners being recommended, but we have been shortlisted for Specialist Law Firm of the Year in the prestigious British Legal Awards.

The partners are extremely appreciative of your continued support for the firm.

Our dual recognition is a reflection of the continued strength and growth of PCB Litigation.

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October 2017

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017

PCB Litigation have been retained on behalf of a Government agency to pursue claims of up to £2bn in numerous jurisdictions against various Defendants.

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September 2017

Posted on: September 19th, 2017

PCB Litigation has obtained recognition of a foreign liquidation and associated relief pursuant to the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations.


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 Litigation 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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