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Stephenson Harwood LLP

Fraud

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What the team is known for

Stephenson Harwood is instructed on some of the largest asset recovery cases in international law. The firm is known for its competence in handling disputes, particularly those originating from Russia, the CIS, Africa and India. The London-headquartered firm was one of the first to recognise that the specific demands of asset recovery require a specialist team, and staffed accordingly.

Strengths

"The team is very experienced in this field. A firm has to be capable with legal logistics in the biggest asset recovery cases, and you either start from scratch or you go to a firm like Stephenson Harwood which knows what it's doing. If you need a worldwide freezing order it's helpful to know where to start, and this firm is very good at executing that and formulating your long-term strategy."

"The firm is very strong in the CIS region, it's very obvious. They've got a lot of Russian and Ukrainian speakers there and the team has the expertise to work their way around the differing legal systems. It's the Wild West out there and this team knows how to handle it."

Work highlights

The firm continues to act for the former majority shareholders of Yukos Oil Company on their enforcement action in England in relation to USD54 billion arbitration awards against the Russian Federation.

Notable practitioners

Ros Prince is considered to be an expert lawyer who's garnered a significant reputation in fraud and asset recovery work pertaining to Russia and the CIS region. She has particular expertise in obtaining, defending and issuing search orders, disclosures and injunctions. Her clients are often corporations, directors, governments, insolvency practitioners and high net worth individuals.

"I really like Ros," says one lawyer, "she's a strong leader and has the ability to think outside the box, which for my view is absolutely crucial in any asset tracing or recovery. There's only a few individuals who can truly think outside the box in a case and Ros is one of them." Another source adds: "When I talk about the firm's asset tracing strategy, Ros is the strategy. With Ros it's like dealing with a SWAT team, she can attack all  the most painful points of the opposition." "She's really made a massive name for herself," enthuses a barrister.

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