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Signature Litigation LLP

Fraud: Civil

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What the team is known for

Boutique dispute resolution firm acting on cross-border litigation including major fraud cases. Acts for both claimants and defendants on high-value claims, including large multiparty disputes, particularly those related to banking. Experienced at obtaining all forms of injunctive relief and in tracing assets across multiple jurisdictions. Notable experience advising clients from Russia and CIS states, as well as other international jurisdictions.

Strengths

"This is a very serious firm of lawyers specialising in litigation and giving a full service to the clients," one source notes, adding that "the lawyers are always thinking of new ideas."

"Signature is a strong, litigation-focused firm that is able to deal with heavyweight opponents," says an interviewee.

A client appreciates the firm's "in-depth knowledge, faultless document preparation and responsiveness."

Work highlights

Advised Berkeley Square Investment Partners and its sole director, Maxim Golodnitsky, in relation to a worldwide freezing order and accompanying search order obtained by a Russian bank in liquidation with regard to a large-scale fraud allegedly carried out by an acquaintance of Mr Golodnitsky.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Graham Huntley regularly advises on fraud investigations and litigation, particularly in relation to banking and investment fraud. He is a highly regarded litigator known for handling cases of the utmost value, often on behalf of high net worth individuals and investors.
"Graham is a very impressive solicitor who thinks strategically and deeply about his cases." "He is a force to be reckoned with." "His ability to remain of top of each case and to direct the litigation strategy is testament to his dedication."

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Overview

The department has recognised strength in managing all aspects of civil fraud in relation to its intersection with business crime and regulatory intervention. This includes investigating, initiating and defending all types of civil fraud claims. The department acts for a number of clients and other professionals, including foreign lawyers, forensic accountants, private investigators, IT specialists, liaising as appropriate with criminal and regulatory authorities on their behalf, to ensure the most effective strategy is adopted to deal with the interplay of the civil, criminal and regulatory landscape. 

The department's notable practitioners have been involved in guiding clients through investigation and litigation, managing the complex evidential and privilege issues often arising, and working effectively with other specialists, both domestically and internationally. 

The department has been involved in some very high profile cases involving accusations of dishonest and fraudulent activity against businesses and individuals, and is rapidly expanding its work in this area. 

Members

Alexopoulos, Ioannis

Chumak, Natalia

Huntley, Graham

Jiwaji, Abdulali

Marangos, Hermes

Snelling, Tom

Spendlove, Daniel

Wong, Josh

Clients

Ben Oldman Special Situations Fund L.P.

Berkeley Square Investment Partners

Bidzina Ivanishvili and family trusts

Blue Tropic Limited and Coppella Ventures Limited

Eastern European Engineering Co (Seychelles)

Privinvest

RBS Rights Issue Litigation Claimants

Industries

Banking

Energy

Financial Services

Insurance

Fraud: Civil Department

Signature Litigation LLP

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Department location

138 Fetter Lane

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 1BT

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Fraud: Civil


Graham Huntley
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