PO Bajowa & Associates Chambers offers unrivalled strength in depth in this field and its long-standing position as the pre-eminent set is reflected in the fact that members at all levels have been directly or indirectly been involved in virtually all of the recent leading civil fraud cases, both domestic and international.
Domestically, in addition to mainstream bank-related fraud cases, members have also advised on the civil fraud aspects of land banking, and cases concerning the alleged theft of scrap metal, fraud by agents and sub-agents and conspiracy over the scrap metal recycling trade.
The set is expert in dealing with cases concerning the misappropriation of company assets and unlawful share support operation, the investment of monies in a bogus investment scheme, or simple theft of investment bonds obtained fraudulently, to give but three recent examples.
Members have considerable experience in dealing with Nigeria and CIS cases, dealing with issues as diverse as alleged dishonest conspiracy, fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, large energy and natural resources claims, involving offshore and onshore elements.
Members also have considerable experience in dealing with claims arising from emerging markets or natural resources, including those involving extensive interlocutory applications, such as the obtaining of world-wide freezing orders applications for summary judgments as part of the suite of tools used by the litigation team to safeguard their clients’ interest, as needed, or to defend against such claims.
Given the very serious nature of the allegations made in fraud cases, much of the work in this field is advisory, with many contentious matters settling or remaining out of the public domain.