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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 1

PCB Litigation LLP

Specialist City disputes boutique PCB Litigation LLP has a dedicated focus on fraud investigations, asset recovery and commercial disputes, and of late has been seeing an increasing amount of insolvency-related fraud claims. Clients include financial institutions, corporates and high-net-worth individuals. Trevor Mascarenhas is praised for his 'seriously impressive knowledge of the law, particularly on issues such as jurisdiction', while 'master strategist' Anthony Riem has strong experience of banking litigation and commercial litigation. Jon Felce is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional asset tracing cases and is described as 'a sophisticated thinker'. The firm is a member of Fraudnet, the global network of asset recovery specialists run by the International Chamber of Commerce.

Practice head(s):Trevor Mascarenhas; Anthony Riem

Other key lawyers:Jon Felce; Natalie Todd


‘Trevor Mascarenhas is a great strategist and always there to help’.

‘Camilla Cook is a rising star of litigation, a great addition to the team’.

‘The overall service is excellent - friendly but also very professional and efficient’.

‘A partner led practice, and so clients always have the benefit of a very experienced litigator leading their cases’.

‘Anthony Riem and Trevor Mascarenhas are stand out, excellent fraud and asset recovery practitioners’.

‘Nick Ractliff is a true gent, as well as being incisive and very strong minded’.

‘Unparalleled expertise of fraud disputes including the very busiest and most complex.

‘Trevor Mascarenas is a good strategist with encyclopaedic knowledge of fraud law’.

‘Rachel Turner is very easy to work with and a good associate for managing a case’.

‘A niche commercial fraud practice at the cutting edge of cross-border commercial fraud work’.

Key Clients


Walid Giahmi


Bank of Moscow


SES SA and MX1 Limited

Andrey Petrik

Vadim Kargin

Dmitry Tsvetkov

KMG International NV

Adenium SICAV

Qatcom LLC

Amanda Coombes

Jason Tsai

Work highlights

  • Acting in the defence of a $100m+ claim brought by the Libyan Investment Authority against Walid Giahmi and JP Morgan in respect of the acquisition of notes issued by Bear Stearns said to have been procured through bribery and intimidation.
  • Represented TPG Capital and related individuals and companies in successfully defending a $1bn claim.
  • Acting Andrey Petrik, the anchor defendant in dispute over the ownership of the Norebo Group, one of the largest international fishing enterprises in the world.
  • Acting for BMW in relation to significant claims arising out of an employee fraud.
  • Acted for defendant Jason Tsai, in relation to a multimillion-pound VAT fraud matter.
Leading individuals

Anthony Riem - PCB Litigation LLP

Trevor Mascarenhas - PCB Litigation LLP

Next Generation Partners

Jon Felce - PCB Litigation LLP

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail
Banking litigation: investment and retail - ranked: tier 5

PCB Litigation LLP

PCB Litigation LLP regularly acts against the major Western banks, and the practice has a strong reputation for acting for banks from Russia and the CIS. Anthony Riem, Trevor Mascarenhas and Jon Felce are the main advisers.

Practice head(s):Anthony Riem; Trevor Mascarenhas

Other key lawyers:Jon Felce


'Unparalleled expertise of complex fraud disputes, including in the banking sphere, particularly with Russian and East European banks.'

'Well able at a lower overhead to go toe-to-toe with larger firms in fraud disputes.'

'Trevor Mascarenas is a good strategist, with encyclopaedic knowledge of fraud law.'

'Anthony Riem is very experienced and rightly gains fraud claim clients' trust.'

Key Clients

Bank of Moscow



TPG Capital

Drum Risk Management  (in administration)

Work highlights

  • Acted for Walid Giahmi in the defence of a $100m-plus claim brought by the Libyan Investment Authority. This related to the acquisition of notes issued by Bear Stearns, which were allegedly procured through bribery and intimidation.
Next Generation Partners

Jon Felce - PCB Litigation LLP

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Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 6

PCB Litigation LLP

PCB Litigation LLP's 'overall service is excellent and its lawyers are friendly but also very professional and efficient; their rates also represent good value for money'. The boutique is best known for fraud and asset recovery work, but it has also developed a significant commercial litigation disputes practice, both internationally and domestically. Anthony Riem and Trevor Mascarenhas are highly rated, as are Jon Felce and Nick Ractliff.

Practice head(s):Anthony Riem; Trevor Mascarenhas

Other key lawyers:Jon Felce; Nick Ractliff


'A tight-knit team with work done by partners who have extensive experience of business in Russia and neighbouring countries'.

'Anthony Riem is praised for his clear advice; he is also commercial and prepared to engage with all stakeholders, not just clients and other lawyers'.

'Trevor Mascarenhas has a seriously impressive knowledge of the law, particularly on issues such as jurisdiction and conflict of laws'.

'Nick Ractliff is a highly effective manager of long-running litigation, particularly where there is a necessity to co-ordinate with third parties and to engage in further litigation to enforce a judgment after a successful trial'.

'Jon Felce is a calm and collected presence, and the breadth of his legal writing demonstrates that he has a genuine enthusiasm for the law'.

Key Clients

PL Holdings


TPG Capital


Argent Group

Miller Mining

Veetee Rice

Vadim Kargin


Work highlights

  • Acted for a global satellite company in bringing a conspiracy claim.

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