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Stephenson Harwood

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Alan Bercow

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Stephenson Harwood

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Commercial litigation.


Co-head of our market leading fraud and asset tracing team, Alan is described by Chambers UK as "extremely knowledgeable". Clients value his experience and practical approach to a broad range of commercial litigation issues. Alan's practice is international and The Legal 500 praises Alan, saying he "is particularly experienced in cases involving Russia and the CIS".

Alan acts on a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes, which have included some of the largest cases before the English courts. His clients include companies, directors, high net worth individuals and insolvency practitioners.

Alan heads our market-leading fraud team, which is ranked in tier 1 by The Legal 500. He has significant experience of high value, complex fraud and asset tracing claims, often involving freezing orders, disclosure orders, anti-suit injunctions and gagging orders. He is listed as a leading individual by both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, who describe him as "hard-working, thorough and extremely good litigation handler".

Alan has significant experience of cases involving insolvency. He has acted for and against insolvency practitioners, both in the UK and abroad. He also advises regularly on directors' duties.

Alan has extensive experience of parallel, multi-jurisdictional cases involving Russia and the CIS, and also offshore jurisdictions such as BVI, Caymans and the Isle of Man.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Leading individuals

Alan Bercow - Stephenson Harwood

Within: Fraud: civil

Stephenson Harwood handles high value fraud cases, disputes and international fraud litigation, with a strong track record of work relating to emerging markets such as Russia, the CIS, Africa and India. Areas of expertise include freezing orders, search orders, Norwich Pharmacal orders, receivership orders, gagging orders and asset tracing. Ros Prince - 'a tenacious litigator without fear of standing up to oligarchs or governments' - co-heads the team and focuses on large scale fraud disputes. She works in tandem with the 'phenomenally experienced' Alan Bercow, who also heads the team, advises clients in large scale fraud and asset tracing litigation, while other key members of the wider team include commercial litigation head John Fordham, described as a 'been there and done it' partner, while senior associate Priya Grigoriadis is also recommended.

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    The amount that pension schemes have to pay to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for the year 2006/07 may have increased by as much as five times the previous year's levy. Employers who ultimately bear the cost of many pension schemes will need to make plans now to ensure the levy payable for the year 2008/09 is kept to a minimum.
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