Lincoln Caylor
Office:
3400 One First Canadian Place
PO Box 130
M5X 1A4
City:
Toronto
State:
Ontario
Country:
Canada
Tel:
+1 416 777 6121

Questions and Answers:

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Litigator Lincoln Caylor of Bennett Jones LLP focuses on economic crime matters. He is recognised by peers and clients as the premier asset-recovery lawyer in Canada. In 2018, he co-founded the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, a collaboration of experienced public and private litigation professionals and distinguished academics working with the Basel Institute on Governance to expand worldwide access to solutions in economic crime cases. Caylor is a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient for his distinguished service to Canada.

What inspired you to pursue a legal career?

It is in my blood. I am a fourth-generation Bay Street Toronto litigator.

How does Bennett Jones’ asset recovery group stand out among competitors in the market?

No one has been at it as long as we have; has the depth and breadth of experience; and has our international relationships.

What challenges are currently facing lawyers practising in the asset recovery space?

Competition from poseurs.

Since you began your career, how have technological advances changed the way in which asset recovery is practised?

The sharing of financial intelligence is more effective and efficient.

What qualities make a top-tier litigator?

Fearless doggedness and perseverance – no matter the case or the client.

What impact has the growth of litigation funding had on the nature and scope of asset recovery cases?

It has increased the scope of cases in which creditors have a chance for recovery.

What role do well-established practitioners play in mentoring lawyers looking to pursue a career in the field?

Lead by example. See what makes a top-tier litigator above.

What’s the best piece of career advice you have received?

Show up each and every day prepared to work your guts out. And have fun doing it.

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Canada - Asset Recovery

Lincoln Caylor advises clients on the full spectrum of issues arising from international economic crimes, from asset-tracing investigations and asset-recovery litigation to enforcement actions in complex, global financial frauds and related internal investigations.

Lincoln is currently acting to pursue discovery order relief in furtherance of recovery efforts against crypto currency assets. He directs the asset-recovery efforts in Canada of US$5.5 billion linked to Stanford International Bank, Antigua, which collapsed in 2009, following the uncovering of the world's second-largest Ponzi scheme. He also partnered with HMB Holdings Ltd, the longtime owner of the Half Moon Bay Hotel, to enforce judgment against Antigua and Barbuda. He also counselled Hermitage Capital Management Limited in Canada during Canada’s investigation into money laundering of a US$230 million tax refund fraud uncovered by the late Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Chambers Canada 2019 highlights him as “a go-to” litigator for “’the most complex, interesting and transnational’ investigative inquiries.”

In 2012, Lincoln received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to Canada.

Bennett Jones is one of Canada's premier business law firms and home to more than 380 lawyers and business advisors in nine offices. With deep experience in complex transactions and litigation matters, the firm is well equipped to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world.

WWL says: Lincoln Caylor is a highly esteemed practitioner who “always focuses on his clients’ needs” and provides “creative solutions” to legal issues. He stands out as a prominent figure in asset recovery in Canada.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Canada which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Asset Recovery: Lawyers

Lincoln Caylor advises clients on the full spectrum of issues arising from international economic crimes, from asset-tracing investigations and asset-recovery litigation to enforcement actions in complex, global financial frauds and related internal investigations.

Due to his asset-tracing experience, Lincoln often collaborates with his counterparts around the world to develop and implement cross-border asset-recovery strategies and solutions.

Lincoln is currently acting as lead counsel in the Yukos-related litigation in Ontario against Russia. He directs the asset-recovery efforts in Canada of US$5.5 billion linked to Stanford International Bank, Antigua, which collapsed in 2009, following the uncovering of the world's second-largest Ponzi scheme. He also partnered with HMB Holdings Ltd, the longtime owner of the Half Moon Bay Hotel, to enforce judgment against Antigua and Barbuda. He also counselled Hermitage Capital Management Limited in Canada during Canada’s investigation into money laundering of a US$230 million tax refund fraud uncovered by the late Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Lincoln’s high-profile work is recognised by Chambers Canada 2018 in the areas of white-collar crime and government investigations. His clients commend his “technical expertise” and consider him to be “one of the best in the country”.

In 2012, Lincoln received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to Canada.

Bennett Jones is one of Canada's premier business law firms and home to more than 380 lawyers and business advisors in nine offices. With deep experience in complex transactions and litigation matters, the firm is well equipped to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world.

WWL says: Lincoln Caylor is “very well established” in the Canadian market and is recognised by peers for his “thoughtful and strategic approach”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Asset Recovery which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Canada - Litigation

Lincoln Caylor advises clients on the full spectrum of issues arising from international economic crimes, from asset-tracing investigations and asset-recovery litigation to enforcement actions in complex, global financial frauds and related internal investigations.

In 2018, he co-founded the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, a collaboration of experienced public and private litigation professionals and distinguished academics working with the Basel Institute on Governance to expand worldwide access to solutions in economic crime cases.

Lincoln is currently acting as lead counsel in the Yukos-related litigation in Ontario against Russia. He directs the asset-recovery efforts in Canada of US$5.5 billion linked to Stanford International Bank, Antigua, which collapsed in 2009, following the uncovering of the world's second-largest Ponzi scheme. He also partnered with HMB Holdings Ltd, the longtime owner of the Half Moon Bay Hotel, to enforce judgment against Antigua and Barbuda. He also counselled Hermitage Capital Management Limited in Canada during Canada’s investigation into money laundering of a US$230 million tax refund fraud uncovered by the late Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Chambers Canada 2019 highlights him as “a go-to” litigator for “’the most complex, interesting and transnational’ investigative inquiries.”

In 2012, Lincoln received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to Canada.

Bennett Jones is one of Canada's premier business law firms and home to more than 380 lawyers and business advisors in nine offices. With deep experience in complex transactions and litigation matters, the firm is well equipped to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world.

WWL says: Lincoln Caylor is a distinguished litigator with a stellar practice in international fraud disputes.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Canada which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Litigation: Lawyers

Lincoln Caylor advises clients on the full spectrum of issues arising from international economic crimes, from asset-tracing investigations and asset-recovery litigation to enforcement actions in complex, global financial frauds and related internal investigations.

In 2018, he co-founded the International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, a collaboration of experienced public and private litigation professionals and distinguished academics working with the Basel Institute on Governance to expand worldwide access to solutions in economic crime cases.

Lincoln is currently acting as lead counsel in the Yukos-related litigation in Ontario against Russia. He directs the asset-recovery efforts in Canada of US$5.5 billion linked to Stanford International Bank, Antigua, which collapsed in 2009, following the uncovering of the world's second-largest Ponzi scheme. He also partnered with HMB Holdings Ltd, the longtime owner of the Half Moon Bay Hotel, to enforce judgment against Antigua and Barbuda. He also counselled Hermitage Capital Management Limited in Canada during Canada’s investigation into money laundering of a US$230 million tax refund fraud uncovered by the late Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Chambers Canada 2019 highlights him as “a go-to” litigator for “’the most complex, interesting and transnational’ investigative inquiries.”

In 2012, Lincoln received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to Canada.

Bennett Jones is one of Canada's premier business law firms and home to more than 380 lawyers and business advisors in nine offices. With deep experience in complex transactions and litigation matters, the firm is well equipped to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities around the world.

WWL says: Lincoln Caylor is a highly respected practitioner with an excellent reputation, as well as substantial experience representing clients in cross-border asset recovery cases.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Litigation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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