“Anthony Riem has a winning way with clients by whom he is greatly respected.”
A Leading QC

Anthony has specialised in international asset investigation and recovery for more than 20 years. A graduate of Leicester University, Anthony joined PCB Litigation in 1991 as a solicitor and became a partner of the firm in 1996

Track Record

Anthony acts for a number of leading financial institutions and corporates in a range of industry sectors including banking, hedge funds and natural resources. He has experience across the world ranging from the United States to Asia and throughout Europe. Recent cases have involved unwinding complex corporate structures and corporate transactions to identify fraudsters and recover assets in jurisdictions such as the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands and Latin and South America as well as challenging the use of insolvency laws to protect debtors from offshore creditors. He has a particular expertise in executing and supervising search orders and also has experience in dealing with money-laundering, and bribery and corruption cases.


Anthony is recognised in Chambers and the Legal 500 as a leading expert who is highly regarded for his diligence and clarity of thought. Recent comments say that he is “great for complicated cases”, has “excellent strategic vision and client skills” and provides “pragmatic, creative solutions” (Legal 500). It is noted that he has exceptional experience in handling disputes involving freezing orders and similar reliefs in multiple jurisdictions, is “well respected by clients” and has “great client skills” (Chambers and Chambers Global).

Wider Activities

Anthony is the Chairman, Founder Member and former Secretary of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association and a member of the Working Parties of the Fraud Advisory Panel on fraud detection and investigation and of the Law Society on Civil Fraud. He is an adviser to the Trust Market Advisory Council and has presented many papers on commercial fraud and international asset recovery. Together with Steven Philippsohn, Anthony is the English representative of Fraudnet, the ICC’s global network of asset recovery specialists.

Email: ajr@pcblitigation.com