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PCB Byrne

Work Department

Fraud and commercial litigation.


Partner, specialising in international commercial fraud and dispute resolution. Practice focuses on complex, high-value international commercial litigation and arbitration. Experienced in coordinating large teams of lawyers and other professionals in various jurisdictions to freeze assets simultaneously, as well as in obtaining search and disclosure orders. Many of his cases are at the cutting edge of the law, involving decisions by the appellate courts in England and elsewhere. Clients include banks, state owned entities, large corporations and high-net-worth individuals. Amongst cases on which he has acted are: The Libyan Investment Authority v  JP Morgan; Hosking v Apax Partners; Abela v Baadarani; Dar Al Arkan v Majid Al Refai; Royal Westminster Investments v Varma; B.A.T. Industries Plc v Windward Prospects Ltd; Ukrsibbank v Polyakov; VTB Capital v Nutritek; BTA Bank v Ablyazov; KazakhGold v Norton; Jenington v Assaubayev; Fashion TV Russia v Fashion TV; Ukrnafta v Carpatsky Petroleum Corporation; Abela v Hammonds; Leaway Enterprises v Fashion TV; Jersey Financial Services Commission v Equity Trust; Shahar v Kolomoisky; Watford Petroleum v Interoil Trading; Westminster City Council v Porter; Vardinoyannis v Ansol Ltd and Nazarov; Ritz Hotel Casino v Al Zayat; Pegasus Birds v Commissioners for Customs & Excise; as well as several multimillion-dollar arbitrations.


Trained Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald (now PCB Litigation LLP); qualified 2000; partner 2003 to date.




Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.


MA (Cantab); LLB (London).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

(Leading individuals)

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London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Hall of Fame)

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One of the strongest commercial litigation firms in London‘, PCB Byrne has a strong track record in large Commercial Court cases, with the practice’s recent workload ranging from joint venture/shareholder disputes, to contractual conflicts involving the supply of IT services and commodities. Trevor Mascarenhas specialises in complex, high-value, cross-border disputes; Nicola Boulton‘s disputes practice focuses on fraud, dishonesty and corruption; senior partner Anthony Riem has ‘outstanding strategic judgement‘; and Nick Ractliff‘s expertise covers contractual, banking, shareholder and director disputes. The next line of active practitioners features Middle-East disputes expert Charlotte Bhania, and fraud and commercial claims litigator Catherine Eason, who were made partners in April 2022 and July 2023, respectively. Tom McKernan was also promoted to the partnership in mid-2023 and specialises in complex, multi-jurisdictional fraud claims in the Commercial Court. The team was recently boosted by the addition of two consulting partners from Brown Rudnick – Neil Micklethwaite and Olga Bischoff.