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Gary is an international litigator who has specialised in complex commercial disputes involving dishonesty, fraud and corruption issues for over 33 years. For the first 13 years of his career Gary worked in Hong Kong and headed the litigation departments of two of the leading firms there. During this time Gary worked for the leading multinational financial institutions in Asia, assisting them in asset recovery exercises and enforcing judgments in Hong Kong and throughout Asia. In 1991 Gary joined Mishcon de Reya and founded the fraud group, which he led for over 15 years. He is also co-founder of The Fraud Network. Gary has pioneered the use of injunctions in the arena of asset recovery with particular emphasis on freezing assets, forcing disclosure of financial information and seizing evidence via search orders in order to force speedy resolutions of commercial disputes. In the course of his asset tracing activities Gary has developed an indepth knowledge of the workings of the various offshore banking and trust jurisdictions which are habitually used by parties to conceal their assets. As a result, Gary is regularly retained by clients who are seeking creative solutions to unwinding or breaking complicated trust and asset sheltering structures in order to access secreted assets. Gary also regularly advises organisations on how to protect themselves from bribery and corruption risks and assisting them in dealing discreetly with internal and external issues arising when such risks materialise. Gary works closely with chief executives, FDs, HR heads and legal and audit departments to devise strategies to minimise criminal, civil and reputational exposure created by internal and external corruption.
Articled Simmons & Simmons; qualified 1977; assistant Wilkinson & Grist , Hong Kong 1980; partner Robert Wang & Co, Hong Kong 1983; partner Pritchard Englefield & Tobin 1989; partner Mishcon de Reya 1991. Author of the quarterly bulletin 'Mishcon Injunctions', as well as the monthly bulletin 'Mishcon Fraud Watch and Culture vs Corruption Diary'; a regular contributor to the Association of British Investigators' quarterly newsletter.
International Bar Association (IBA); co-founder Fraud Network; co-founder Financial Fraud Group.
Battersea Grammar School; London School of Economics (1974 LLB; 1975 Law Society Finals Hons 2nd class with two distinctions).
Yoga, meditation, Tai Chi.
Fraud; Intellectual property; Litigation - commercial