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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August 2016

Posted on: August 9th, 2016

PCB Litigation has been instructed to defend a claim for a springboard injunction arising out of an employment dispute.

 

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July 2016

Posted on: July 13th, 2016

Anthony Riem has been selected as one of the five most highly regarded individuals in Europe in Asset Recovery in the Whos Who 2016 Asset Recovery Analysis released today. It provided the following analysis of PCB:

London-based fraud boutique PCB Litigation is a “prominent firm in the UK market”. Founding partner Steven Philippsohn is renowned for being “a true visionary in the field” whose “strategic acumen and long-standing experience” has seen his small firm compete with the likes of the international heavyweights. The highly regarded Anthony Riem is also singled out as a “stellar practitioner” who “navigates complex structures and transactions with ease”.

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Steven Philippsohn quoted in the Times on the immediate impact of Brexit vote on litigation

Posted on: June 30th, 2016

Steven Philippsohn was one of a number of leading lawyers asked by the Times to comment on how the transition period leading to Brexit would impact on their specialist practice area. Steven pointed out the desirability of bringing litigation sooner rather than later:

“Uncertain economic times increase the risk that any opponent may suffer financial difficulties, making enforcement of a judgment more difficult, if not impossible. Taking action earlier may result in settlement or enforcement before the defendant becomes insolvent and the presence of other creditors results in a reduced recovery.”

The same applies if the claimant is facing financial strictures.

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