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London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil

Baker McKenzie¬†handles complex multi-jurisdictional fraud matters including conspiracy claims, economic torts, fraudulent misrepresentation, asset tracing, and preservation and disclosure orders. Head of practice Charles Thomson¬†has ‚Äėvery quietly and effectively built up a first-class team in this area‚Äô. He led the team acting for Bidcorp Foodservice in relation to a breach of fiduciary duty and employment contract by a former managing director, this matter was worth ¬£45m. The firm also recently acted for Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg in a case worth several hundred million pounds. It continues to act for Grupo Torras in relation to the recovery of stolen assets and ongoing Spanish criminal proceedings. Hugh Lyons¬†is adept at representing financial institutions and corporates in disputes, insolvency and investigations matters. Jonathan Peddie¬†is experienced in handling cases of financial crime, corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement, and civil and criminal litigation. Senior associate Henry Garfield¬†is also recommended.

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London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Able to act on large and complex cases, Baker McKenzie’s team heads are Hugh Lyons and Jonathan Peddie. Much of Lyons’ work arises from disputed financing transactions, restructuring and insolvency, fraud and financial misconduct; and Peddie advises clients, primarily in the banking and financial services sector, in relation to corporate investigations, regulatory enforcement, financial crime, and civil and criminal litigation. In a case that showcases the practice’s strength in dealing with cross-border disputes, it acted for Dubai Islamic Bank in proceedings to recover approximately $500m stolen from it in a complex receivables financing fraud. Edward Poulton is noted for his advice to clients on managing risk and resolving disputes relating to financial services; and Charles Thomson was recently seconded to a retail bank to head up the EME fraud team, where he advised on money laundering and anti-corruption related matters, as well as matters that resulted in litigation before the High Court.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Standing out for its global footprint, Baker McKenzie regularly acts in complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes and has particular expertise in fraud, administrative and public law, and competition litigation. The team's 'service is excellent, with fast turnarounds and succinct and practical advice'. Recent matters include representing Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC in proceedings to recover approximately $500m stolen from it in a complex receivables financing fraud. John Leadley heads up the global dispute resolution practice group; and Hugh Lyons, whose 'work is always reliable' regularly advises clients on litigation and investigations arising from financing transactions, restructuring and insolvency, fraud, and financial misconduct. Other principal advisers include Charles Thomson, Steve Abraham and of counsel Nadia Banno.

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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the ‚ÄúLease Law‚ÄĚ) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the ‚ÄúObligations Code‚ÄĚ). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the ‚ÄúNew Obligations Code‚ÄĚ), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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