Leading UK Bank in Interest Rate Swaps

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Peters & Peters was instructed by a leading UK bank to advise in respect of a potential private prosecution against its employees, arising from civil litigation relating to interest rate swaps. Our role is to advise as to whether any criminal offence may have been committed, and whether any such prosecution would be likely to […]

Protection against unwarranted enforcement of a judgment against multiple parties

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Following a judgment against multiple parties, the firm was instructed to protect the client’s position against unwarranted enforcement and to bring a claim against the client’s previous advisors. Post judgment applications and the claim against the client’s former advisors involved complicated issues of trust law and the responsibility advisors owe their clients to advise on […]

Criminal proceedings avoided for former directors of a private group of companies subject to an HMRC tax investigation

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Peters & Peters successfully persuaded HMRC to discontinue a criminal investigation into allegations that the clients, two former directors of an international group of companies, were responsible for £1.5m worth of fraudulent VAT repayment claims arising from the operation and sale of a business which provided spa services on board cruise ships.

Firm acted for former director of Madoff Securities International in relation to largest Ponzi scheme of all time

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Peters & Peters advised a former director of Madoff Securities International on defending a case brought by the joint liquidator of Madoff’s UK company and the trustee in bankruptcy of its US counterpart. Allegations of breaches of director’s duties were made against the client and his ex-colleagues. The claims were successfully defended.

Firm secures dismissal of restraint order and payment of client’s costs in international tax fraud case

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Peters & Peters acted for a high net worth individual based in Europe, who was subject to a tax investigation in Spain. On the request of the Spanish authorities, the UK Crown Prosecution Service obtained a restraint order over a bank account containing £10 million of the client’s assets. Following the firm’s representations, the order […]

Representation of key foreign exchange trader in foreign exchange manipulation case

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The firm represented one of the key individuals under investigation in the foreign exchange (forex) manipulation case. This matter concerned ongoing criminal and anti-trust investigations in a number of jurisdictions including the UK, US and Switzerland.

Firm persuades private prosecutor to discontinue proceedings against international credit card company

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Peters & Peters advised three employees of an international credit card company, who were prosecuted for alleged harassment in the context of telephone calls made as part of their employment in a debt collection call centre. The firm was successful in negotiating with the prosecution and securing the discontinuance of proceedings.

Unique plea agreement negotiated for senior executives involved in marine hose cartel

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Peters & Peters acted for two senior executives of Dunlop Oil and Marine who were arrested in the US for their involvement in a cartel to fix the price of marine hose and rig the bids for particular contracts around the world. With the firm’s assistance, the clients negotiated a unique plea agreement with the […]

Corporate Fraud Roundtable, Neil Swift, November 2015, Financier Worldwide

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Partner Neil Swift’s comments have been isolated below. To read the article in full please click on the link. Corporate fraud November 2015 | ROUNDTABLE | FRAUD & CORRUPTION Financier Worldwide Magazine November 2015 Issue Corporate fraud – be it insider trading, money laundering or the embezzlement and misappropriation of corporate assets – continues to […]

Peters & Peters Receives 6 Band 1 Rankings in Chambers UK 2016 Legal Directory

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“The firm is excellent – their lawyers are highly skilled and have excellent judgement. I rate them among the best London-based white-collar practitioners.” Peters & Peters has been recognised yet again for its excellence and its market leading lawyers  in the newly published Chambers UK 2016 Legal Directory, receiving 6 band 1 rankings (the highest ranking) in Fraud […]