Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
High Net Worth Guide 2023
Firm Overview and Main Areas of Practice:
Peters & Peters is a specialist law firm for heavyweight disputes.
High net worth individuals and families come to the firm in serious situations, where reputation, wealth and liberty are at risk.
The firm is a market leader in business crime and a leading specialist in international (and domestic) fraud, asset-tracing and recovery and commercial disputes.
Peters & Peters acts for high-net-worth individuals, governments, corporations, financial institutions, professionals, executives, and also regularly advises foreign regulators and international organisations.
Key specialisms include anti-money laundering, bribery and corruption, commercial litigation, competition litigation, corporate investigations, criminal antitrust (cartels), economic sanctions, extradition and mutual legal assistance, financial regulation, fraud (civil and criminal), insider dealing, international asset tracing, private prosecutions and trust litigation.
Founded in 1938, the firm has acted for wealthy and high-profile individuals in many national and international fraud and criminal investigations. Key team members have worked at major government institutions prior to Peters & Peters, such as the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the European Commission in Brussels.
Richard Boath – former Barclays co-head of finance in the SFO’s landmark prosecution about payments made by Barclays to a Qatari sovereign wealth fund and the Prime Minister of Qatar. Peters & Peters led several key arguments which substantially narrowed the case, and an application by the firm alone resulted in a critical ruling (which was placed before the jury) that the SFO failed in its investigative duty to obtain all relevant evidence, which resulted in the acquittal of the client.
Simon Marshall – the former Serco executive in the SFO’s seven-and-half-year investigation which came to an end in April, in what was a huge victory for Peters & Peters.
One of the largest foreign investors in the Russian Federation - The firm continues to act in one of the highest profile INTERPOL cases involving Russia. The client has long been active in exposing corruption in Russia. This led to a USD 230 million fraud against his company and the harassment of its employees. The firm has acted for the client for over a decade, and in 2013 was successful in securing the removal of an INTERPOL Red Notice against the client on the ground that it was politically motivated.
A prominent businessman on a suspected multimillion pound VAT fraud– The high-profile entrepreneur maintains a wide range of business interests throughout the UK including online gambling, payroll services, and property. The firm is advising him on issues arising from a restraint order obtained by HMRC against £50 million of his assets.
Managing Partner: Helen McDowell
Senior Partner: Michael O’Kane
Head of Business Crime: Nick Vamos
Business Crime: Helen McDowell, Michael O’Kane, Nick Vamos, Jasvinder Nakhwal, Neil Swift, Anna Bradshaw, Maria Cronin, Charlotte Tregunna
Head of Fraud and Commercial Disputes: Jonathan Tickner
Civil Fraud/Commercial Litigation, Asset Recovery: Keith Oliver, Jonathan Tickner, Sarah Gabriel, Jason Woodland, Emma Ruane, Vlad Meerovich
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