At Charles Anthony we have a proven experience in representing Sovereign States seeking to trace, freeze and recover the proceeds of corruption and/or compensation for corrupt acts. We also have experience of providing representation to financial institutions and other clients in debt recovery cases. All three partners at our firm are multi-jurisdictional lawyers.
Such multi-jurisdictional qualifications and experience reinforces our firms’ existing capabilities in tracing and restraining assets derived from the proceeds of corruption and other unlawful acts located in the United Kingdom and other off-shore jurisdictions.
Our partners’ are extremely familiar with the legislative asset recovery regimes in the United Kingdom under the UK Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and the various reciprocal international anti-money laundering protocols and/or legislation in other parts of Europe, the USA, South Africa and the Middle East. They are therefore uniquely qualified to provide the requisite legal advice, representation and investigative support to our clients, both in Nigeria, as well as in the overseas jurisdictions outlined above.
In particular, we have advised and assisted domestic law enforcement agencies to:
a. Recover misappropriated public funds, bribes and compensation for corruption from dishonest public officials, their companies, trusts, and associates;
b. Instituting claims to recover assets or compensation against third parties which knowingly handle the proceeds of corruption, or assist in the laundering of it.
We have also assisted in training law enforcement agents in Nigeria on mechanisms to recover the proceeds of corruption.