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 practice is commercial litigation, in particular, complex fraud and asset-tracing matters and trusts disputes. Current cases include several high-value CIS fraud matters, including Tatneft v Bogolyubov, a claim against a former Russian Deputy Finance Minister and the defence of the £800 million claim by National Trust Bank. Nicola is also currently advising claimants in a £500 million fraud claim relating to a UK company and a $600 million multi-jurisdiction trust matter.

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 by The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Chambers reports: "Nicola Boulton deals with large-scale fraud cases, often involving multiple jurisdictions and worldwide freezing orders. Her clients say she is ‘very approachable and very astute’, while commentators note that ‘her appreciation of complex legal and non-legal issues is second to none’. The Legal 500 says, "The department is headed by Nicola Boulton, who is described by clients as 'a natural leader with unsurpassed knowledge of her field, with excellent judgement and an unerring ability to pick the right strategy'.”

After graduating from Oxford University, Nicola trained and qualified with Clyde & Co before joining the FSA and then Dechert. She co-founded Byrne and Partners in 2003.

WWL says: Nicola Boulton is described as an "intellectual wizard" in the anti-money laundering field. "You know you'll get the results with Nicola," says one impressed peer.

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

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