The latest edition of the Who’s Who Legal (WWL) guide to the leading asset recovery practitioners in 82 countries includes eight Stewarts partners, acknowledged as among the foremost lawyers and experts in the field.

WWL lists Mo Bhaskaran, Ian Gatt KC, Fiona Gillett, Alex Jay, James Price, Keith Thomas, Sean Upson and Clive Zietman in the England section of the 2023 guide as global leaders and recommended asset recovery practitioners.


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Mo Bhaskaran is Co-Head of Commercial Litigation, specialising in large scale fraud and corruption investigations and recovery action (including working with enforcement authorities in the UK and overseas), as well as high-value disputes relating to a range of commercial matters. He was recently named Disputes Lawyer of the Year at The Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards 2023.

Ian Gatt KC is an experienced advocate and commercial litigator with more than 30 years’ experience of all forms of dispute resolution. His expertise spans high value commercial, fraud (both criminal and civil), and employment disputes in the UK, Middle East and Asia.

Fiona Gillett is also a partner in our Commercial Litigation team, advising on a broad spectrum of high value commercial disputes (contract, tort and statutory claims), with a particular expertise in financial services claims against banks. She has worked on significant and high profile cases including the first ever Commercial Court trial conducted on a fully remote basis in late March 2020.

Alex Jay is Head of Insolvency and Asset Recovery, focusing on disputes arising from fraudulent conduct and distressed or insolvent situations, often involving allegations of breach of duty, misuse of powers and dishonesty. WWL says he “possesses a great clarity of thought” and lists him as a Thought Leader in the guide.

James Price is Head of Trust and Probate Litigation. As well as specialising in complex, high-value and often high-profile litigation relating to private wealth matters, trusts and succession, he also has considerable expertise in handling other contentious issues, especially in cases involving fraud and asset tracing (particularly where trusts are involved). James is also ranked in WWL’s Private Client guide 2023.

Keith Thomas, Head of Securities Litigation, focuses on complex and high-value commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on financial and banking disputes. Keith has led high profile securities claims on behalf of some of  the world’s largest financial institutions against RBS, Tesco, Glencore and Petrofac, recovering hundreds of millions of pounds of losses arising from listed companies’ misleading disclosures to the market..

Partner Sean Upson was listed as one of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 lawyers in 2008 and 2018 and has acted for sophisticated corporate claimants in complex fraud and financial disputes.

Clive Zietman is a well-known commercial litigator who has been involved in a range of complex and high-value claims including the Ferrari secrets case and the Elton John stolen refuse dispute.


More information on WWL

WWL says: “Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners and consulting experts in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research. We act as a reference source for companies seeking to corroborate the reputations of expert lawyers recommended by another party.”

The Asset Recovery guide recognises the foremost asset recovery lawyers and experts from both onshore and offshore jurisdictions including 82 countries. Those individuals identified rank highly thanks to their market-leading expertise in the tracing and recovering of lost, misappropriated or stolen assets.

Across the 2023 WWL guides, Stewarts has 15 lawyers ranked including in the Private Client, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Insurance and Reinsurance and Transport guides.



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