Mishcon de Reya LLP

Fraud Department


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What the team is known for Mishcon de Reya is well versed in enforcement processes and can lean on its established expertise in obtaining reliable information in multiple countries, in conjunction with cutting-edge digital tools that ensure a cost-effective route to asset identification. Whether it's land and property ownership, intellectual property rights, luxury items or other assets, Mishcon has a reputation for engaging and succeeding in complex, cross-border mandates. It is also a founding member of a leading network of specialist fraud lawyers, the International Fraud Group.

Strengths"Mishcon are one of the leading civil fraud and asset tracing firms. They're pioneering in this area. The firm is second to none when it comes to the multidisciplinary teams they assemble and maintain. They're very close to being a business intelligence firm when it comes to this."

"They've invested a lot of time and money into this, they've tackled it in a slightly different way. The firm has bought some databases and has the internal ability to go and hunt for assets without contracting externally for it, which is undoubtedly one way to go."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of ArcelorMittal USA in an enforcement dispute against various entities within, and individuals related to, the Essar Group. The firm obtained a worldwide freezing order, search order and disclosure orders against the Essar Group, with relief sought in aid of enforcement of a USD1.3 billion arbitration award.

Notable practitioners

Gary Miller
is an international litigator who has specialised in complex commercial disputes for the last 40 years. He has developed pre-eminent capabilities with respect to the freezing of assets, forced disclosure of financial information and the use of search orders to seize evidence. "He's a larger than life character," says a barrister; "he's the ultimate on-your-side solicitor." A solicitor adds: "Gary is a senior statesman and is strategically brilliant."