Bribery and tracing: some thorny issues

Date: 19/09/2019 CPD: 1 hour Cost: Free Venue: 2 Temple Gardens, London

Charles Dougherty QC and Ruth Kennedy will consider some of the tricky areas of bribery and tracing. This will include consideration of recent analysis of what counts as a “bribe”, claims by third parties affected by bribery, remoteness, when accounts of profit might be available, and other questions that are yet to be considered or settled by the courts. They will also analyse the “rules” of tracing including backwards tracing following Federal Republic of Brazil v Durant, as well as giving guidance on how to handle the legal and practical difficulties of tracing through foreign jurisdictions.

Charles is a leading commercial silk who specialises in commercial fraud, insurance & reinsurance and private international law.  He has vast experience of dealing with high-value fraud claims, in particular claims with a multi-jurisdictional element, and of obtaining (or resisting) freezing and search orders and other interim relief. He has long been recommended as a one of the leading commercial fraud silks in Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Recent reported commercial fraud claims include the Novoship Litigation, Federal Republic of Brazil v Durant, Lemos v Lemos and BFS v Foley.

Ruth is an experienced and popular junior who specialises in commercial fraud, commercial dispute resolution, private international law and employment. She has experience of appearing at all judicial levels including the Supreme Court. She acts in high-value commercial fraud claims for both claimants and defendants and has experience of seeking urgent interim relief. She was previously the judicial assistant to the Master of the Rolls and a Teaching Fellow at University College London.

We would be delighted if you could join us. We will start promptly at 6pm. The seminar will last about 1 hour and will be followed by drinks and canapés at 7pm.

This is a free event which qualifies for 1 CPD hour.

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Charles Dougherty QC
Ruth Kennedy