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Hogan Lovells

Fraud

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What the team is known for

Hogan Lovells' asset tracing and recovery practice operates in complement to its internationally respected litigation group, and garners significant praise from competitors and clients alike. The firm boasts a strong record in landmark fraud cases, both in London and worldwide. It is particularly lauded for its expertise in matters relating to assets located in Russia and across the CIS area, and has represented some of the most high-profile Russian companies and HNW individuals in contentious proceedings.

Strengths

"I rate them extremely highly. They're all absolutely top-notch and are involved in proper international cases that lead to asset recovery, particularly in the CIS and Middle East. As a barrister, if I'm recommending any firms for this sort of work, Hogan is top of my list."

"They're the best of the best. When it comes to emerging markets disputes, commercial asset tracing and disputes across the CIS between oligarchs, the firm is quite unparalleled. They're top English solicitors but also know the local terrain, business customs and typical schemes of actors in places like Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan."

Notable practitioners

Crispin Rapinet is a vastly experienced commercial litigation partner with wide-ranging experience in cross-border issues arising out of complex fraud, bribery and corruption, insolvency and asset recovery situations. Rapinet is known for his expertise in cases involving Asia and the Middle East, and for handling client issues regarding the UK Bribery Act, amongst others.

"Crispin is very much a strategist and a coordinating partner," says a barrister, "he's very good at pulling the strings together on massive, complicated cases and working out what to do in each jurisdiction and step of the way to get the best strategic outcome for the client. He commands a lot of respect because he's done it all before." An impressed client adds: "Crispin is a grand-master in this arena, having operated in this arena since the Bribery Act first emerged on the statute books. He has bags of experience in dealing with the practicalities of navigating the Bribery Act and its equivalent in other countries, particularly over in Asia."

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