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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil
Fraud: civil - ranked: tier 1

Byrne and Partners LLP

Pre-eminent boutiqueByrne and Partners LLP is ‘well-regarded for its heavy hitting litigators who live and breathe fraud claims’. Head of team Nicola Boulton led on advising Teva Pharmaceuticals in a fraud case worth £300m. Another highlight includes an ongoing cross-border matter representing two Liechtenstein trust companies in a dispute with their trustees. The proceedings are currently being undertaken in London, the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands (BVI), Curacao, Panama, Delaware and Liechtenstein, and amount to around $600m. Boulton is ‘an outstanding lawyer with a first-rate legal brain, great tactical instincts and a nose for sniffing out a winning argument’. Yvonne Jefferies is ‘great at handling clients’ and has over 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation and arbitration matters. Adam Zoubir was promoted to partner and Tim Beale left the firm.

Leading individuals

Nicola Boulton - Byrne and Partners LLP

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Fraud: white-collar crime
Fraud: white-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Byrne and Partners LLP

Byrne and Partners LLP is a boutique firm that advises on high-value, multi-jurisdictional disputes and financial crime. The firm is acting for FH Bertling and its officers in relation to a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation into alleged corrupt payments made to an individual at a state-owned Angolan oil company to secure a contract worth $20m. Sara Teasdale heads the team alongside Michael Potts, who has ‘a significant amount of experience’ and is ‘a most impressive technical lawyer’. David Byrne is ‘a tough negotiator and always goes the extra mile for his clients’. Matthew Frankland has ‘strong legal analysis, sound tactical judgement, and is a delight to work with’. Emma Brooks, who is ‘a solid worker and able to relate to clients’ was promoted to partner. Ben Brocklehurst is also recommended.

Leading individuals

David Byrne - Byrne and Partners LLP

Matthew Frankland - Byrne and Partners LLP

Michael Potts - Byrne and Partners LLP

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