Slaughter and May

Fraud: Civil Department

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What the team is known for Represents companies, financial institutions and private individuals in investigations, arbitrations and litigation arising out of alleged fraud. Offers comprehensive global coverage across a range of market sectors. Also advises on disclosure and freezing orders, as well as asset tracing and recovery measures. Collaborates with the firm's corporate crime experts to provide comprehensive advice to clients facing parallel civil and criminal proceedings.

Strengths"The speed of response from partner level is top notch," notes one interviewee, adding: "The associates are always high quality, super responsive and well versed in the area."

A source praises the lawyers for "demonstrating quality service, knowing the market very well and being aggressive when needed."

Work highlights Advised a Swiss bank and related entities with regard to its part as a defendant in ongoing proceedings commenced in the English High Court by the Kuwaiti Public Institution for Social Security against its former director general, Mr Al-Rajaan, and other defendants. The case concerns alleged unlawful payments by financial institutions and intermediaries of business introducer fees to Mr Al-Rajaan over a 20-year period.

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