Trevor Mascarenhas wins extensive plaudits from market commentators who single him out as “a very clever practitioner” with extensive litigation expertise.
Trevor is a senior partner of PCB Litigation and has been dealing with complex international asset recovery cases throughout his career. As such he brings a wealth of experience in freezing, search and disclosure orders and has been at the cutting edge of many of the major developments in common law jurisdictions.
His expertise has been reflected in rankings in the major directories, which praise his strategic thinking, legal knowledge and creativity. Trevor has been at the forefront of developing and implementing the asset recovery strategy in numerous multi-jurisdictional cases, co-ordinating with lawyers in civil and common law jurisdictions in order to obtain effective freezes over complex asset holding structures.
His cases include Abela v Fakih, in which the first reasoned judgments were given as to the jurisdiction to grant a search order against a third party to proceedings; Jenington v Assaubayev, a case in which Trevor obtained freezing orders served simultaneously in five jurisdictions along with search orders at three premises, culminating in the leading judgment on cross-examination as to assets and VTB Capital v Universal Telecom Management, in which the Cayman Court of Appeal confirmed the jurisdiction of the Cayman Court to grant free-standing freezing orders in support of foreign proceedings.
Trevor has also had cases in the House of Lords, Supreme Court and Privy Council, and has authored numerous articles for publications such as the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, Trust Law International, International Company and Commercial Law Review, European Lawyer, New Law Journal, Legal Business and the E-Commerce Law Reports.