Annual Commercial Litigation Conference 2020

25 June 2020

Annual Commercial Litigation Conference 2020

Date / time
25/06/2020, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


“Stolen Funds”

Thursday 25 June 2020 via videolink (4.00pm-5.30pm)

In this 90-minute webinar, speakers from XXIV will offer short, punchy insights into the vexed question of stolen funds and highlight recent developments that have created opportunities but also traps for litigants. The webinar, in place of XXIV’s usual London Conference, will run through the life cycle of a typical case, from immediate reactions to the fraud to aspects of recovery.

Chaired by Alan Steinfeld QC

Topics and speakers include:

  • Claims against the thief (a copy of the slides is here): Nicole Langlois.
  • Show me the money: NPO/ Bankers Trust orders (including against foreign banks in light of AA v Persons Unknown): Elizabeth Weaver, Bajul Shah and Tom Stewart Coats.
  • Proprietary relief: Hugh Miall.
  • Quasi-proprietary injunctions and what this middle ground means for those seeking or resisting an injunction: Heather Murphy.
  • Chabra-cadabra: freezing assets held by non-parties to the claim (a copy of the slides is here): Andrew Holden.
  • Chasing the money: freezing orders against persons unknown (CMOC v Persons Unknown [2017] and subsequent uses of the regime including AA v Persons Unknown (reported 2020)): Kira King.
  • Attributing knowledge and dishonesty to companies: James Fennemore.
  • Claims against others caught up in the wrongdoing: Oliver Assersohn.
  • Security and Subrogation (a copy of the slides is here): Stuart Adair.
  • Explaining Unexplained Wealth Orders: Edward Cumming QC.