PCB Byrne is a specialist international asset recovery and dispute resolution practice. It has been described by The Times as “operating across a global landscape, recovering and protecting clients’ assets over borders and through multiple jurisdictions”.
Formed by the merger in April 2021 of PCB Litigation and Byrne and Partners, each top-ranked for civil fraud in the main directories, PCB Byrne boasts an outstanding array of asset recovery lawyers, including a larger number of recognised Thought Leaders than any other firm in the world.
Prior to merger, PCB Litigation was named by Who’s Who as Asset Recovery Law Firm of the Year in 2019, and Byrne and Partners was named Crime, Fraud and Licensing Firm of the Year in 2020 by The Legal 500.
Our strength lies in devising creative multi-jurisdictional asset recovery strategies, and coordinating global teams to find and freeze assets, as well as to attack complex structures through which they are held. We operate at the cutting edge of the law, pushing the boundaries in order to achieve our clients’ goals.
Our cases include the leading authority on cross-examination on asset disclosure; the first reported judgment on granting of search orders against third parties; the case that confirmed the jurisdiction of the Court of the Cayman Islands to grant freezing orders in support of foreign proceedings; and the leading case on alternative service out of the jurisdiction.
As part of FraudNet, the International Chamber of Commerce’s worldwide network of specialist asset recovery lawyers, we regularly work with leading asset recovery lawyers in other jurisdictions around the world on some of the most complex and challenging international asset recovery projects.
We are equally adept at acting for defendants and third parties faced with freezing search or disclosure orders, or other asset recovery steps. We know where to look for flaws in a claimant’s case and how to exploit vulnerabilities, frequently having cases knocked out on jurisdictional grounds and having freezing orders discharged.
Uniquely, PCB Byrne boasts Burford Capital, the world’s largest litigation funder, as one of its equity stakeholders, providing clients with ready access to expertise in financing as well as legal solutions to asset recovery problems.
The firm has built its reputation over the years as is apparent from consistent top-rankings in the main directories, and the various accolades received. By way of example, feedback has included the following:
“They are always imaginative and proactive in every situation, and will always give the client various options to choose from.”
“A great firm with high experience in asset tracing and fraud litigation.”
“Under considerable time pressure, they still have this calm, quiet confidence which is very reassuring. They are very capable, pragmatic, astute individuals.”
“Perhaps the pre-eminent boutique in London’s civil fraud arena.”
“A niche firm which has built up an outstanding reputation in the civil fraud field”, “punching well above its weight” and providing “pragmatic, current and appropriate advice on all fronts”.
“An excellent boutique that is commercially minded and sensitive to clients “objectives.”
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