Jones Day

Fraud: Civil Department

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What the team is known for Handles challenging fraud-related matters on behalf of both claimants and defendants. Possesses significant international expertise, which facilitates the pursuit of assets across multiple jurisdictions. Highly skilled at obtaining and defending injunctive relief, and also has notable strength in disputes with complex offshore considerations. Frequently instructed by institutional investors, including funds and private equity houses. Regularly handles fraud claims arising out of insolvency proceedings.

Strengths One interviewee explains: "In terms of planning a strategy, they are adept at never losing sight of the client's objectives and at creating ways to achieve them."

A source praises the team for its "very good commercial sense" and notes that "they really drive the process along to obtain results for the client."

Work highlights Represented Saudi businessman and medical device entrepreneur Khalid Abdullah Al-Hezaimi in fraud proceedings brought against him by a former business associate and others. The claim concerned the ownership of a UK property portfolio valued at over £35 million as well as the disputed terms of the sale of an Egyptian medical devices group.

Notable practitioners

Annabel Treadgold
has notable expertise in cross-jurisdictional fraud proceedings and asset recovery. She regularly advises clients during litigation and arbitrations as well as helping them to obtain freezing orders and other injunctive relief.
"She is exceptional - one of the brightest and most hard-working partners in the world of commercial solicitors."

Barnaby Stueck
has considerable knowledge of handling large-scale fraud proceedings and asset tracing, with particular strength in matters concerning offshore jurisdictions.
"Barnaby is clever, tactical and a good litigator." "He can read through documents and then cut to the chase which is super impressive." "He has the ability to effectively manage cross-border litigation and the problems it throws up."

Sion Richards
acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants in high-value, multi-jurisdictional fraud litigation and investigations. He has notable expertise in cross-border asset recovery and often advises on cases with complex insolvency aspects.
"He has a single-minded focus on achieving the client's objectives." "He is an excellent lawyer." "He has the ability to understand the client as well as really push forward the team as a whole."