Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Fraud: Civil Department

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What the team is known for Conducts far-reaching investigations, arbitrations and litigation relating to alleged fraud and financial crime. Particularly successful at representing blue-chip clients in the financial services sector, including banks, corporates and individuals. Substantial experience in dealing with complex, multi-jurisdictional fraud cases. Offers an in-house forensic services team, including accountants and IT specialists, to seamlessly assist clients with uncovering or refuting fraudulent activity.

Strengths A client describes BCLP as "an excellent firm," adding that the lawyers are "efficient and smart strategists."

"An excellent team that works well together, goes the extra mile and gives a very good all-round performance," says one source.

Work highlights Achieved a favourable judgment on behalf of Josef Eim, Radek Stacha, Consult II and Pavel Ivanyi as the claimants in a EUR4.5 million investment fraud dispute with Shire Warwick Lewis Capital and individuals connected with the company.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Tuson
is building a strong fraud practice, with key experience in both civil and criminal proceedings relating to alleged fraudulent activity. He can advise clients on the pursuit and defence of large fraud claims as well as asset recovery matters.
"Andrew pays a huge amount of attention to detail and he is good at pushing cases forward."

Segun Osuntokun
is the managing partner of BCLP's London office as well as heading the civil fraud team. He has vast experience in handling investigations, disputes and asset tracing related to alleged fraud, with notable expertise in sub-Saharan African jurisdictions.
"A good lawyer who is very experienced."