Clients include major financial institutions, multinational corporations, government agencies, state-owned corporations and high net worth individuals who have been defrauded or have received the proceeds of fraud. Our fraud and asset tracing lawyers also advise directors and officers, and other service providers caught in the fallout of fraudulent activities.

Our talented, experienced and solution driven team of asset tracing and recovery lawyers have significant experience litigating in all major offshore markets and resolving highly complex and sophisticated matters. We are committed to delivering the highest possible level of client service, regularly working together across our global locations to provide expert multi-jurisdictional advice on fraud and asset tracing matters.

Our global presence enables us to provide timely and comprehensive legal advice at the times most critical to our clients.

Our expertise includes:

  • Complex financial and banking fraud
  • Bribery and corruption
  • Securities fraud
  • Tax fraud and evasion
  • Fraudulent investment schemes
  • False accounting
  • Money laundering
  • Regulatory investigations
  • Claims over title and stolen assets


BVI Fraud & Asset Tracing

Appleby’s British Virgin Islands (BVI) office offers comprehensive fraud and asset tracing services to clients. The team, which is led by Partner Andrew Willins (Chambers Global Band 1), is experienced in advising on complex multi-jurisdictional fraud investigations, asset tracing and recovery, and obtaining interim relief such as freezing injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal (discovery) orders and the appointment of receivers and provisional liquidators. They assist clients in enforcing judgments and arbitral awards, obtaining injunctive relief in support of foreign proceedings and in the identification and recovery of misappropriated assets, working closely with overseas lawyers, forensic accountants and other professionals.

With extensive knowledge of the BVI legal system, the team provides strategic and effective solutions to clients facing fraud and asset tracing issues.

What is fraud and asset tracing?

Fraud is the intentional deception or misrepresentation that causes harm or loss to another party. Asset tracing is the process of identifying and locating assets that have been misappropriated or hidden as a result of fraud.

How can fraud and asset tracing help victims?

Fraud and asset tracing can help victims by identifying and recovering misappropriated assets through legal means, such as civil actions or criminal prosecutions, and returning them to the rightful owner.

Our Experts

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Partner: Isle of Man

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Partner: Guernsey

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Managing Partner: Isle of Man

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Partner: Cayman Islands

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Partner: Jersey

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Partner: Mauritius

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Partner: Isle of Man

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Partner: Jersey

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Partner: Bermuda

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Partner: Guernsey

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Partner: BVI

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Claire Corkish

Partner: Isle of Man

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Christopher Cope

Consultant: Isle of Man

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