Peters & Peters

Paul Johnson


Of Counsel

Paul has extensive experience of insolvency and litigation following corporate and personal insolvencies, particularly complex fraud and dishonesty claims against individuals, former directors and employees, associates of insolvent companies and other counter-parties.

Paul is Of Counsel in the firm’s Fraud & Commercial Disputes team. His practice covers disputes of all kinds but predominantly in the civil fraud, asset tracing and insolvency spheres. Paul's cases often involve an international element and applications for pre-emptive and interlocutory remedies such as freezing injunctions, disclosure orders and other injunctions related to the preservation and protection of assets.


Paul's clients include large corporations, funds, insolvency practitioners, banks, directors and high-net worth individuals.


Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7822 7738
Case Examples

Acting for 140 claimants in a complex multi-party tax and fraud litigation.


Advising central parties in a global multi-billion-dollar fraud and market abuse investigation, including the management of wide-spread global litigation and worldwide freezing orders.


Acted for the claimants on a £30 million fraud claim relating to fictitious commodity investments, including successful worldwide freezing order proceedings and other complex matters spanning multiple jurisdictions such as the United States, UAE, Brazil and Panama.


Acted for the claimant in a £70 million claim against the Russian owner of a collapsed Latvian bank which included successful applications for worldwide freezing order and other interlocutory remedies.


Acted for the claimants in claims against former investment managers, directors, administrators and auditors arising out of the £330 million Arch Cru affair. Successfully obtained a £22 million judgment against a former investment manager and pursued post-judgment enforcement action.


Acted for the claimants in a complex and long running bankruptcy of a convicted fraudster which included successful freezing orders and proprietary freezing orders in the context of a payroll fraud.


Insolvency Lawyers’ Association
Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
INSOL International
INSOL Europe
R3 (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals)