The dispute resolution conference “Asset Recovery: Fraud Litigation, Enforcement and Contentious Insolvency” took place on February 28 and March 1, 2018 in Dublin.
Dmytro Marchukov, Partner and Head of Cross-Border Litigation, took part in panel discussion on allegations of political motivation in fraud and asset tracing proceedings. In particular, Dmytro provided the CIS perspective given that in the past decade the region gave rise to numerous asset tracing and recovery disputes where allegations of political motivation were raised by respondents before the courts of various jurisdictions.
“I am honored to have been invited to join the discussion at such high-profile event. I was glad to be part of the panel formed of speakers with so diverse but always relevant background. Defense of political motivation will always be there although this card is not always played in good faith and in a consistent way. It was, therefore, useful to share the experiences with the fellow panelists, as well as the moderators and, of course, the audience”, said Dmytro Marchukov.
During the two days of event, the participants had an opportunity to discuss numerous matters arising in the course of transnational disputes, such as recent developments in worldwide freezing and disclosure orders, different aspects of the current laws on bribery that can be useful in fraud investigation, pre-judgement receiverships in international asset recovery and asset holding structures in a global world.
The panelists raised various topical issues, among which were recognition of judgements, interim orders and insolvencies in various legal systems, asset tracing against sovereigns, as well as different approaches to illegally obtained documents.