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Canada: Asset Recovery 2016

This year’s chapter identifies seven experts in the field of asset recovery. Their expertise includes assisting in disclosure, freezing and seizure orders, and recovery claims, in both civil and criminal cases. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Matthew Lindsay QC Rose, Edmonton
Lincoln Caylor Bennett Jones, Toronto

Bennett Jones garners two listings in this year’s research and sees Lincoln Caylor recognised as one of the most highly recommended practitioners in the market. He is engaged in international asset tracing and investigations for some of the world’s largest corporations and financial institutions. According to one peer, “He is by far one of the most talented and formidable lawyers in the field.” National co-chair of the fraud law practice Munaf Mohamed focuses on international asset recovery claims across multiple jurisdictions, providing “an extremely high level of knowledge and expertise” to clients.

Rose’s Matthew Lindsay QC is a “go-to lawyer” when it comes to the recovery and tracings of the proceeds of fraud.

Jane Dietrich of Cassels Brock & Blackwell has over a decade of experience in recovering assets related to insolvencies. She is noted as “a longstanding and well-respected lawyer”.

Clark Wilson sees Christopher Ramsay listed for his “meticulousness and his ability to work under pressure”. He has experience in asset tracing and recovery both in Canada and foreign jurisdictions, particularly in relation to insolvency.

Julie Himo at Norton Rose Fulbright “has an excellent knowledge” of asset tracing and recovery in the context of frauds and Ponzi schemes. She has also been engaged in litigation relating to fraud and asset tracing before all the courts of Quebec.

Ross McGowan at Borden Ladner Gervais is head of the firm’s fraud law group and has provided legal advice to financial institutions on combating loss arising from fraud and corruption. A source notes that he is “a top forensic lawyer who provides tailored solutions”.

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