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Martin Kenney & Co. Solicitors

Asset Tracing & Recovery (Law Firms)

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What the team is known for

Martin Kenney & Co. is a founding member of ICC FraudNet, an international network of fraud and asset recovery lawyers. Operating out of the BVI, the boutique firm acts as expert local counsel or as lead counsel in coordinating cross-border asset tracing and recovery mandates. It is comfortable handling complex pre-emptive remedy law, cross-border insolvency and worldwide freezing orders.

Strengths

"We've used Martin Kenney & Co. to deal with litigation in the British Virgin Islands and the firm has been very helpful there domestically but also in the wider asset recovery strategy globally. The firm can contribute its experience and expertise."

"It's a firm with an entrepreneurial spirit when it comes to enforcement work, and it's developed a practice that relies on its enforcement expertise."

Work highlights

MKS acts for Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd, an Australian company, as the BVI enforcement lawyers in an attempt to enforce a USD6 billion ICSID award against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Notable practitioners

Martin Kenney is the founding and managing partner of the firm. He is qualified as a BVI and English solicitor advocate, a New York foreign legal consultant and a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

"Martin has been very active in the BVI for the last 12 years or so," says an impressed market peer; "he really set up the firm and is good at putting together teams to achieve successful asset recovery results." Another interviewee adds: "What is most impressive about Martin is his vast knowledge, experience and expertise in the area of asset recovery relating to misconduct, fraud and money laundering. Although his practice is for English and BVI laws, he is familiar with legal situations in other jurisdictions too."

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Overview

Recognised as a preeminent law firm in the highly specialised field of asset tracing and recovery, Martin Kenney & Co. is a multi-jurisdictional investigative and litigation practice based in Road Town, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Our lawyers concentrate on the representation of persons harmed by economic crime in a multi-jurisdictional setting. The firm uses a combination of traditional and extraordinary measures to gather, most usually on an emergency basis, evidence of serious forms of wrongdoing and to recover substantial value in many places concurrently

Our lawyers also represent clients in building investigative models to solve a diverse set of extreme-fact problems caused by dishonest conduct. The firm employs a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and has a surge capacity which permits it to draw from an extensive network of lawyers, investigators and forensic accountants.

Our managing partner, Martin Kenney, is recognised as one of the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers by  and has been named as Who's Who Legal's ‘Global Elite’ Thought Leader globally by  over successive years, including 2020, and as the number one asset recovery lawyer in the offshore world.

He is a founder member of ICC FraudNet, an elite international network of asset tracing and recovery lawyers, which extends the reach of our firm worldwide.


Members

Kenney, Martin S (Head of Department)

Arthurs, Malcolm

Blackburn, Andrew

Creque, Hakim

Gilliland, Andrew

James, Jamie

Reardon-John, Shaun

Ruiz Rodrigues Dos Santos, Marcelo

Stadler, Markus

Clients

Gazprombank

General Motors

Government of British Virgin Islands

Nissan Motor Co.

Stanford International Bank (in liquidation)

Asset Tracing & Recovery (Law Firms)

Martin Kenney & Co. Solicitors

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Location

Third Floor, Flemming House, P.O. Box 4740

Tortola

Tortola

British Virgin Islands

VG 1110

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