Persons Unknown: Asset Recovery against Unknown Fraudsters

I wrote an article entitled ‘Persons Unknown: Asset Recovery against Unknown Fraudsters in a Time of Cyber Fraud‘ published in the Malaysian Institute of Accountants publication, Accountants Today.

My article covers the areas of:

1. Preventing Dissipation: Freezing and Proprietary Injunction
2. Unknown Fraudsters: Persons Unknown Jurisdiction
3. Cryptocurrency: Can the Courts Freeze and Trace Such Assets?
4. Money Trail: Bankers Trust and Third Party Disclosure Orders
5. You’ve Got Mail: Court Papers Served by Email, Dropbox and WhatsApp

You can access the article here on the Accountants Today website.

 

Asset Recovery Asia Conference 2019: How to Choose the Right Legal Route with Limited Information

On 14 May 2019, I spoke at the Asset Recovery Asia Conference in Singapore. It was organised by Knect365 as part of its Asset Recovery series. I thoroughly enjoyed attending the conference, hearing from other fraud and asset recovery specialists, and meeting new friends.

I shared a panel with other lawyers from different jurisdictions, an investigator and a litigation funder to share our perspectives. The session was on how victims of fraud have to make a decision early on, without all the facts, about which recovery route to go down – litigation or insolvency proceedings. These strategic decisions can have implications on the remainder of the case.  I set out below some of the views I shared on the panel session. Continue reading