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Representation of former CEO of large Nigerian bank in £800 million fraud proceedings

The firm represented Dr Erastus Akingbola, previously CEO of one of Nigeria’s largest banks, in £800 million proceedings in London, which were instigated by the client’s former employer. The case involved a worldwide freezing order, issues of domestic and Nigerian law and parallel criminal proceedings in Nigeria.

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Emma Ruane

Of Counsel

+44 (0)20 7822 7759

Emma's experience is in fraud and competition law with particular interest in cases litigated in the High Court which are also of interest to the criminal and regulatory authorities in the UK and abroad. Emma was quoted in Legal 500 (2015) as being "Very Sharp"

Jonathan Tickner

Head of Commercial Litigation and Civil Fraud

+44 (0)20 7822 7766

"Highly recommended for his asset recovery practice and has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional emergency procedures including asset freezing and search and seizure orders." Who's Who Legal 

Dr Vladimir Meerovich

Senior Associate

+44 (0)20 7822 7762

A specialist in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation and international arbitration, Vlad also has experience of acting in cases involving parallel criminal proceedings and investigations by the SFO.