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Nicola Boulton

Nicola Boulton
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Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

Nicola Boulton is a senior partner of Byrne and Partners LLP – a specialist disputes firm focused on commercial fraud, asset recovery, white-collar crime and regulatory investigations.

Nicola's personal practice is in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on financial services, trusts disputes and complex fraud and asset tracing matters. She routinely acts for individuals, financial services providers and large corporates. Recent cases of note have included several high-value CIS fraud defence matters, including the high profile Tatneft v Bogolubov freezing order discharge and a complex, high-value CIS connected dispute in the BVI. Nicola is currently advising claimants in a £500 million fraud claim relating to a UK company and a series of claims arising out of construction contracts in the Middle East.

Nicola has particular expertise in civil asset forfeiture and international corruption cases, acting for Blue Holdings in their successful challenge of a US$600 million freezing injunction obtained by the United States of America and in relation to associated NCA proceedings.

Nicola is consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in her field by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners guides, which have described her variously as "very creative and commercially sensible" and putting "fear into her opponents". Having graduated from Oxford University, she trained and qualified with Clyde & Co, before joining the FSA and then Dechert. She co-founded Byrne and Partners in 2003. She is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and ARDL (Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers).

WWL says: Respondents are effusive in their praise of senior partner Nicola Boulton, with one saying: “She is highly commercial and sensible.”

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