Area of focus

Sovereigns: Asset Recovery

Our experienced team helps sovereigns find and collect what is owed to them. We have won and enforced judgments resulting from some of the highest-profile cases.

We know that winning is just the first step. From asset freezing and recovery to judgment enforcement and collection, our experienced asset recovery team is here to help sovereigns navigate the complex maze of administrative, legislative, and judicial processes.

Over the last 25 years, we have handled some of the highest-profile and most well-known cases. Our cross-border experience is unrivalled and has involved matters in a wide variety of jurisdictions worldwide, ranging from Caribbean jurisdictions to Eastern Europe jurisdictions, Asia, and Africa. Our diverse multicultural team delivers results even in the most complex and challenging scenarios.

Representative experience

The largest bank in Ukraine (now state-owned) against its former shareholders, including obtaining a US$2.6bn freezing order against all the defendants.


A Kazakh group in a multijurisdictional enforcement action to satisfy a US$300m+ judgment debt and trace assets in Switzerland, Cyprus, and Italy.


A global alternative asset manager that manages Libyan sovereign wealth assets worth almost US$1bn, on a five year-long legal battle against its former CEO and former banker.


A global bank in an investigation and a series of litigation, arbitration, insolvency, and enforcement proceedings in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and the UK.


A Hong Kong government statutory body to urgently secure an interim injunction in relation to transport disruption.

An Icelandic bank on secondary insolvency proceeding filed in Spain and on recovery procedures with regards to its investment loan portfolio.

A major government-owned oil corporation in coordinating multijurisdictional asset-tracing in connection with enforcement of an arbitral award worth over US$90m (proceedings held in Gibraltar, Cayman Islands, Monaco, Liechtenstein, and Greece).

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