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Asset Recovery 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Edward Davis Jr is “the gold standard for asset recovery practitioners” and “a market leader” among peers.

Biography

Edward H Davis, Jr, a founding shareholder of Sequor Law in Miami, heads the firm's asset recovery and financial fraud group, which represents victims of serious fraud and grand corruption including governments, corporations, insolvency practitioners and individuals, by investigating and prosecuting civil fraud and asset recovery actions. The group has pursued assets in the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, including numerous so-called secrecy havens, and his firm has helped to develop and expand various creative discovery and asset seizure methodologies to obtain recoveries for clients of the firm. He has both led and worked collaboratively on various civil asset recovery teams – another concept he helped pioneer – on cross-border asset recovery engagements. He has coordinated asset recovery efforts between civil and criminal systems as a means to penetrate and defeat complex opaque asset-hiding structures used by fraudsters. In 2019, Davis was recognised by Latinvex as one of Latin America’s top 100 lawyers for his efforts in this practice area.    

Included by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America (2019) and rated “AV preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, Davis is a certified fraud examiner and has lectured before the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators. Other memberships include the anti-corruption, international litigation and inter-American law committees of the international law section of the American Bar Association. Davis was also the executive director of the London-based ICC Commercial Crimes Services FraudNet network from 2017-2019. In addition, he served as the inaugural chair of the asset recovery sub-committee of the International Bar Association anti-corruption committee. He sits on the advisory boards of Offshore Alert and Global Investigation Review, and has assisted in the drafting of the certified specialist in asset recovery (CSAR) examination.

Admitted in Florida, before the US District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Davis also served as the chair, chair-elect, secretary, treasurer and executive council member of the Florida Bar’s international law section, and its international litigation/arbitration committee. Davis belongs to the bankruptcy bar of the Southern District of Florida.

Davis was also the recipient of the Florida Bar G Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award in 2010. In 2013, he was named Global Lawyer of the Year by WWL: Asset Recovery, its first ever award in that field (he won again in 2014, 2015 and 2016). His firm also won the WWL Firm of the Year Award for asset recovery in 2015 and 2016. Davis serves as the general counsel to the Chilean Liquidator of Onix Capital, and to the joint co-liquidators of Stanford International Bank. He represents the government of Trinidad and Tobago in grand-corruption asset recovery cases. In 2015, Davis was honoured by the University of Miami School of Law’s Inter-American Law Review as the 33rd recipient of its “Lawyer of the Americas” Award. 

Chambers and Partners described Davis as "the royalty of asset recovery" and an eminent figure in global asset recovery, and pointed to his "innovative" approach and the breadth of his experience in handling complex asset recoveries. It stated: “Sequor Law with Ed Davis is one of the most important asset recovery law firms in the world."

Investigations 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

"He is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in the investigations space"
"Ed brings unparalleled cross-border expertise to every case he's involved in"
"He can quickly triage where core issues lie and work out a strategy to address them efficiently and effectively"

Biography

Edward H Davis, Jr, a founding shareholder of Sequor Law in Miami, heads the firm's asset recovery and financial fraud group, which represents victims of serious fraud and grand corruption including governments, corporations, insolvency practitioners and individuals, by investigating and prosecuting civil fraud and asset recovery actions. The group has pursued assets in the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, including numerous so-called secrecy havens, and his firm has helped to develop and expand various creative discovery and asset seizure methodologies to obtain recoveries for clients of the firm. He has both led and worked collaboratively on various civil asset recovery teams – another concept he helped pioneer – on cross-border asset recovery engagements. He has coordinated asset recovery efforts between civil and criminal systems as a means to penetrate and defeat complex opaque asset-hiding structures used by fraudsters. In 2019, Davis was recognised by Latinvex as one of Latin America’s top 100 lawyers for his efforts in this practice area.    

Included by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America (2019) and rated “AV preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, Davis is a certified fraud examiner and has lectured before the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators. Other memberships include the anti-corruption, international litigation and inter-American law committees of the international law section of the American Bar Association. Davis was also the executive director of the London-based ICC Commercial Crimes Services FraudNet network from 2017-2019. In addition, he served as the inaugural chair of the asset recovery sub-committee of the International Bar Association anti-corruption committee. He sits on the advisory boards of Offshore Alert and Global Investigation Review, and has assisted in the drafting of the certified specialist in asset recovery (CSAR) examination.

Admitted in Florida, before the US District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Davis also served as the chair, chair-elect, secretary, treasurer and executive council member of the Florida Bar’s international law section, and its international litigation/arbitration committee. Davis belongs to the bankruptcy bar of the Southern District of Florida.

Davis was also the recipient of the Florida Bar G Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award in 2010. In 2013, he was named Global Lawyer of the Year by WWL: Asset Recovery, its first ever award in that field (he won again in 2014, 2015 and 2016). His firm also won the WWL Firm of the Year Award for asset recovery in 2015 and 2016. Davis serves as the general counsel to the Chilean Liquidator of Onix Capital, and to the joint co-liquidators of Stanford International Bank. He represents the government of Trinidad and Tobago in grand-corruption asset recovery cases. In 2015, Davis was honoured by the University of Miami School of Law’s Inter-American Law Review as the 33rd recipient of its “Lawyer of the Americas” Award. 

Chambers and Partners described Davis as "the royalty of asset recovery" and an eminent figure in global asset recovery, and pointed to his "innovative" approach and the breadth of his experience in handling complex asset recoveries. It stated: “Sequor Law with Ed Davis is one of the most important asset recovery law firms in the world."

Litigation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Edward Davis Jr is revered for his "in-depth knowledge of international law" and comes lauded for his expertise in complex insolvency and asset recovery litigation.

Biography

Edward H Davis, Jr, a founding shareholder of Sequor Law in Miami, heads the firm's asset recovery and financial fraud group, which represents victims of serious fraud and grand corruption including governments, corporations, insolvency practitioners and individuals, by investigating and prosecuting civil fraud and asset recovery actions. The group has pursued assets in the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America, including numerous so-called secrecy havens, and his firm has helped to develop and expand various creative discovery and asset seizure methodologies to obtain recoveries for clients of the firm. He has both led and worked collaboratively on various civil asset recovery teams – another concept he helped pioneer – on cross-border asset recovery engagements. He has coordinated asset recovery efforts between civil and criminal systems as a means to penetrate and defeat complex opaque asset-hiding structures used by fraudsters. In 2019, Davis was recognised by Latinvex as one of Latin America’s top 100 lawyers for his efforts in this practice area.    

Included by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America (2019) and rated “AV preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, Davis is a certified fraud examiner and has lectured before the International Association of Financial Crime Investigators. Other memberships include the anti-corruption, international litigation and inter-American law committees of the international law section of the American Bar Association. Davis was also the executive director of the London-based ICC Commercial Crimes Services FraudNet network from 2017-2019. In addition, he served as the inaugural chair of the asset recovery sub-committee of the International Bar Association anti-corruption committee. He sits on the advisory boards of Offshore Alert and Global Investigation Review, and has assisted in the drafting of the certified specialist in asset recovery (CSAR) examination.

Admitted in Florida, before the US District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Davis also served as the chair, chair-elect, secretary, treasurer and executive council member of the Florida Bar’s international law section, and its international litigation/arbitration committee. Davis belongs to the bankruptcy bar of the Southern District of Florida.

Davis was also the recipient of the Florida Bar G Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award in 2010. In 2013, he was named Global Lawyer of the Year by WWL: Asset Recovery, its first ever award in that field (he won again in 2014, 2015 and 2016). His firm also won the WWL Firm of the Year Award for asset recovery in 2015 and 2016. Davis serves as the general counsel to the Chilean Liquidator of Onix Capital, and to the joint co-liquidators of Stanford International Bank. He represents the government of Trinidad and Tobago in grand-corruption asset recovery cases. In 2015, Davis was honoured by the University of Miami School of Law’s Inter-American Law Review as the 33rd recipient of its “Lawyer of the Americas” Award. 

Chambers and Partners described Davis as "the royalty of asset recovery" and an eminent figure in global asset recovery, and pointed to his "innovative" approach and the breadth of his experience in handling complex asset recoveries. It stated: “Sequor Law with Ed Davis is one of the most important asset recovery law firms in the world."

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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