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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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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February 2017

Posted on: February 3rd, 2017

PCB Litigation are advising on the recovery of $1billion African fraud

Steven Philippsohn has been included in The Thought Leaders section of the Who’s Who Legal website – see here

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January 2017

Posted on: January 13th, 2017

PCB Litigation have been retained by a European pension fund who are the alleged victim of a $multimillion investment fraud.

PCB Litigation have been retained by Middle Eastern clients in relation to a major insurance fraud.

Steven Philippsohn was quoted in The Times on “After last year’s dramas, what lies ahead?”

Mr Philippsohn was one of a number of leading lawyers asked by the Times to comment on what to expect in 2017, identifying regulatory compliance as ever more important: “2017 is likely to see increased corporate responsibility ‎for prevention of financial crime.

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December 2016

Posted on: December 6th, 2016

PCB Litigation has been retained to act for the victims of a huge Ponzi scheme. Numerous jurisdictions are involved.

PCB Litigation is advising an Indian national on a pension fraud.

PCB Litigation is advising on a $500m multi jurisdictional Bank Fraud.

Steven Philippsohn will be addressing Shanghai and Beijing litigators later this week on international asset recovery strategies.

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No place safe to hide for Russian debtors

Posted on: November 28th, 2016

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.

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November 2016

Posted on: November 3rd, 2016

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”.

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October 2016

Posted on: October 4th, 2016

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.

PCB Litigation has obtained in the High Court, a judgment of approximately US$15million together with significant costs orders for a private businessman against his former business partner on claims for misappropriation of investment funds which the former business partner used for his own benefit rather than agreed investment projects.

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September 2016

Posted on: September 8th, 2016

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”.

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