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PCB Litigation LLP
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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, particularly involving Russia and Eastern Europe. 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, including in respect of jurisdiction, forum conveniens and piercing the corporate veil. Clients include banks, state owned entities, large corporations and high-net-worth individuals. Amongst cases on which he has acted are: 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 and training principal 2003 to date.


Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association; Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.


MA (Cantab); LLB (London).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

(Leading individuals)

Trevor MascarenhasPCB 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.