Steven is a leading authority on complex international asset recovery. Over the last 30 years his firm has been retained by governmental, national and international organisations.
The 2014 edition of Legal 500 has singled out Steven as being a leading individual in civil fraud and as being “aggressive for clients claims” and a “great strategist and fighter” He has been described as “always seeking to push the boundaries of what you can achieve to maximise a client's position - he thinks outside the box" and as "a wise and excellent strategist” who “has a breadth and depth of experience, extensive knowledge of the market, and a willingness to take things on" (Chambers). In Chambers 2014 he is listed in the top tier of Fraud litigators, being described as a "brilliant thinker" according to market sources, who also commend him as having "very good instincts" and being "result orientated" (Chambers 2014). The 2014 Edition of Who`s Who Legal: Asset Recovery described Steven as a lawyer who can be “truly considered as a leader in the field”.
Steven is listed by the London Times as one of the 100 key influential legal professionals in the United Kingdom. For many years Steven was the Deputy Chairman and Board Member of the UK`s Fraud Advisory Panel
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Anthony’s litigation and arbitration practice focuses on major commercial business disputes, with particular emphasis on international commercial fraud and asset recovery for corporates and financial institutions.
He regularly obtains disclosure, freezing and search orders to identify and recover monies and assets stolen from clients on a multi-jurisdictional basis where allegations have included conspiracy to defraud, deceit and breach of fiduciary duty in cases ranging from theft of monies/information from: financial institutions by borrowers and management to include the use of fraudulent banking/contractual documents; international joint ventures by partners; takovers by the vendor; and companies by directors, senior management and employees. He has particular expertise in executing and supervising search orders and other cases have included antiquities fraud and contentious regulatory work.
Anthony has successfully challenged a number of worldwide freezing orders and defended claims involving allegations of international fraud, mortgage fraud and corruption.
A number of his cases have been reported and he is recognised in Chambers and the Legal 500 as being a leading expert who is highly regarded for his diligence and clarity of thought.
A founder member and secretary of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, he is also a member of the Working Parties of the Fraud Advisory Panel on Fraud Detection and Investigation and of the Law Society on Civil Fraud.
He is the author of Identification and Investigation of Fraud Handbook, a contributor a number of publications including the Compendium on Asset Tracing and Recovery, and the UK Fraud Manual of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has presented many papers on commercial fraud and international asset recovery and is asked for comment by both national and international media.