We are delighted to share the news that PCB Litigation has maintained its ranking in The Legal 500 as a tier 1 firm for civil fraud, as well as being ranked for banking litigation and commercial litigation. The team has also received a number of plaudits, with members recognised as Leading Individuals, Next Generation Partners and Rising Stars.
For civil fraud, PCB is described as having ‘carved out a niche area of expertise in civil fraud’ and for being ‘involved in almost all of the leading cases’, having ‘frequently pushed the envelope as to the interim relief and protection that the English court is able to give victims of fraud’. The team is praised for knowing ‘the law and facts cold’, being ‘extremely able on strategy and tactics’ and for working ‘incredibly fast and efficiently without rushing through complex issues’.
For commercial litigation, PCB is recommended as a conflict-free boutique and ‘market leaders who have a long track record of success‘ with its ‘heavyweight team of litigators that provide practical and commercial advice in resolving disputes’. We are also noted for being ‘excellent strategic litigators’, ‘very good value for clients’ with ‘partner expertise at sensible prices’, ‘client-oriented’, ‘very savvy’ and ‘able to understand the case quickly and gather the necessary information for case analysis’.
For banking litigation, PCB is described as a ‘nimble and effective team who punch above their weight’ that is ‘routinely…engaged in the biggest and highest-profile commercial cases’ and has ‘many years’ experience dealing with international banking litigation, particularly on behalf of Russian banks and other banks in former CIS countries’.
Anthony Riem is recognised as a leading individual for civil fraud, with a ‘strong track record in fraud matters in Russia, and he continues to act for several of the country’s large national banks in high-value fraud and asset recovery cases’. He is also praised for his ‘remarkable expertise in litigation‘ and for providing ‘a depth of strategic focus from both sides of the case with forward planning months ahead of the opponents’.
Trevor Mascarenhas is recognised as a leading individual for civil fraud and commercial litigation who is ‘well known for his role in major cases before the Supreme Court, Privy Council and the House of Lords’. He is described as ‘frighteningly clever and an excellent strategist’, ‘very sophisticated and intellectual and at the top of his field’ and ‘a powerful academic lawyer, bringing compendious knowledge and focus to your case’.
Nick Ractliff is recognised as a ‘Next Generation’ Partner for commercial litigation who ‘has particular expertise in commercial and civil fraud cases involving freezing, search and disclosure orders’. He is described as an ‘experienced, diligent and able litigator’ who ‘knows his stuff’ and ‘is calm and measured’.
Jon Felce is singled out as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ for both civil fraud (one of only two such individuals) and banking litigation. He has been described as a ‘rising star’ and a ‘bright young gun with a shrewd mind and a calm approach’ who ‘adds a sprinkling of tactical gold-dust where necessary’. Jon is also praised for being ‘technically excellent, tactically savvy and hard-working’ and having ‘outstanding analytical skills’.
Natalie Todd is recommended as a key contact for commercial litigation and banking litigation and described as ‘creative in approach and has excellent client communication’.