Anthony Riem > PCB Litigation LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

PCB Litigation LLP
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Work Department

Fraud and commercial litigation.


Anthony is a partner and a recognised expert on international asset investigation and recovery and international dispute resolution. He acts for a number of leading financial institutions and corporates across a range of industry sectors including banking, natural resources, and hedge funds. Recent cases have involved unwinding complex corporate structures and corporate transactions to identify fraudsters and recover assets, challenging the use of insolvency laws to protect debtors from offshore creditors, dealing with allegations of commercial blackmail, diversion of corporate opportunities, theft of assets, breaches of directors’ duties and transactions at an undervalue. He also has experience in dealing with antiques fraud, money-laundering, and bribery and corruption. Anthony regularly obtains disclosure and freezing orders in England and abroad which often involves the management and co-ordination of proceedings in several jurisdictions at any one time. He has a particular expertise in executing and supervising search orders. Anthony has also defended a number of clients alleged to be involved in international fraud and corruption obtaining the discharge of freezing and restraint orders. A number of his cases have been high profile and ground-breaking both in England and abroad and reported in the legal press.


Trained Woodham Smith; qualified 1990; Philippsohn Crawfords Berwald 1990-2001; partner 1996; partner Russell Jones and Walker 2001-04 (now Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP); partner PCB Litigation LLP 2005 to date. He has presented many papers on commercial fraud and international asset recovery and is asked for comment by both national and international media.


Chairman of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, Law Society (civil litigation committee on civil fraud); Fraud Advisory Panel; British Russian Law Association; British Kazakh Law Association; Russian European Chamber of Commerce. He is also the appointed observer to the Board of the Trust Market Advisory Council.


Highgate School, London; Leicester University (1985 LLB); College of Law (1986 LSF).


Born 1964; resides St Albans.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

(Leading individuals)

Anthony RiemPCB 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.

London > Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail

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.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

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.