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Keith E Oliver
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Litigation: civil fraud; asset freezing and asset tracing; commercial, insolvency and trust litigation; crisis management; financial services litigation and dispute resolution.
Senior partner of Peters & Peters, head of commercial litigation and civil fraud, and has been the subject of specific recommendations in the legal directories for some years. Has unparalleled experience (25 years plus) in domestic and international asset tracing and recovery, corporate investigations, anti-corruption and multi-faceted litigation. Acts for corporations and individuals in complex, multi-jurisdictional cases, and substantial disputes ranging from trust and insolvency litigation to professional negligence and contractual claims. His multi-disciplinary and parallel sanction expertise is applied to the most difficult of crisis management situations and disputes worldwide. Casework has involved proceedings in Antigua, Brazil, the BVIs, Cayman Islands, Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Nigeria, Switzerland, Singapore, Spain and the US. Became widely known for his central role in the litigation following the collapse of the Maxwell group of companies. Since then he has specialised in commercial fraud and asset recovery, insolvency, financial services and international trust litigation and investigations work. Successful cases have included the $300m proceedings by a Swiss finance house related to the financing of Formula One; the £100m secretary of state for health's cartel litigation against a number of leading pharmaceutical companies; and the $242m claims by shareholders of Banco Noroeste, Brazil to recover funds stolen from the bank and laundered through the UK, Switzerland, Nigeria and Hong Kong. Other recent high-profile cases include representing Tom Hicks and George Gillett in the Liverpool Football Club dispute, litigated in 2010-11. Current high-profile cases include the BTA Bank Proceedings with claims totalling billions of dollars and claims totalling $171m in connection with the sale of Formula 1 Rights to CVC Capital Partners Ltd.
Trained Peters & Peters; qualified 1980; partner 1983; senior partner 2005. A frequent speaker at litigation conferences held by the International Bar Association, the Association Internationale Des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), LexisNexis and C5 Fraud Asset Tracing and Recovery (joint chair).
International Bar Association; British Italian Lawyers Association; Commercial Fraud Lawyers' Association; Professional Negligence Lawyers' Association; honorary vice-president of Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA); founding past-president of AIJA Commercial Fraud Commission.
London Guildhall University (1977 BA Hons).
Winter sports, football (playing and spectating), cinema and theatre, rock music, classic cars.
Crime - corporate; Fraud; Litigation - commercial