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Keith Oliver

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Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

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Litigation: civil fraud; asset freezing and asset tracing; commercial, insolvency and trust litigation; crisis management; financial services litigation; international arbitration; sports law (contentious) and dispute resolution.


Partner at Peters & Peters and Head of International. He is also a Founding member of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators. In 2013 Keith was ranked as one of the top ten lawyers in the UK by 'Super Lawyers' UK publication, and is recognised as a leading expert with extensive  multi-jurisdictional experience, including the use of emergency procedures (freezing orders, search and seizure orders, passport orders). Specialises in international and domestic civil and commercial fraud litigation, anti-corruption, international asset tracing/recovery, regulatory, insolvency, trust and sports litigation. His multi-disciplinary and parallel sanctions expertise is applied to the most difficult of crisis management disputes worldwide. 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 relating 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 high profile cases include representing Tom Hicks and George Gillett in the Liverpool Football Club dispute, the representation of many of the former partners at Halliwells LLP in proceedings brought by the arbitrators/liquidators; the UK proceedings in relation to the sale of Formula 1 rights acquired by CVC from Bayerische Landesbank and the now settled multi-million dollar proceedings in the DIFC Court in Dubai relating to the investigation of the Al Mojil Group of Companies in Saudi Arabia. Currently leading the teams acting for Alexander Tugushev’s $350m commercial court claim against his former business partner in Russia, and that on behalf of the Republic of Mozambique against Credit Suisse and others.


Trained Peters & Peters; qualified 1980; Partner 1983; Senior Partner and Departmental Head 2005 and Head of International 2016. 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).




  • Founding member of the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators
  • AIJA
  • IBA
  • IPBA


London Guildhall University (1977 BA (Hons)).


Winter sports, football (playing and spectating), cinema and theatre, rock music, classic cars.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Leading individuals

Keith Oliver - Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

Within: Fraud: civil

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP - described as 'one of the best litigation boutiques in London' - handles multijurisdictional civil fraud cases and business crime litigation. Areas of expertise include freezing and disclosure orders, breach of contract claims, multi-party litigation, asset recovery, fraudulent misrepresentation and fraud investigations. Keith Oliver is head of international at the firm and is an expert on asset tracing. 'Excellent strategist' Jonathan Tickner is head of commercial litigation and civil fraud and is experienced in high-profile litigation.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP is 'an excellent boutique for commercial work, with an emphasis on quality and customer service'. It is traditionally known for fraud matters but now acts in major commercial and corporate litigation with or without fraud elements. The team assists with high-profile, international cases, including matters where freezing and disclosure orders are obtained. Keith Oliver, Jonathan Tickner, Sarah Gabriel and Jason Woodland are all highly rated practitioners.

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