Fraud targets people of all ages and walks of life and has evolved into some of the most sophisticated crimes today. When signs of impropriety or fraud surface, having counsel to defend and protect your assets from potentially devastating consequences or to recover assets is a critical necessity.

We have represented clients involved in some of the most high-profile and complex Ponzi schemes in British Columbia history. In these types of multifaceted cases, we quickly mobilize to pursue the successful recovery of assets, and apply this results-oriented approach with all clients big and small.

This approach speaks to why our team of experienced litigators and multi-practice lawyers are regarded as some of the leading lawyers in Western Canada in the areas of fraud, asset recovery, insolvency and restructuring. Our lawyers have been consistently ranked among the Best Lawyers in Canada and recognized by other prominent publications as leaders in our practice areas.

Services

  • Assisting victims of fraud
  • Asset recovery
  • Asset tracing
  • Multi-jurisdictional fraud investigations
  • Ponzi scheme recovery
  • Investment scam recovery
  • Bankruptcy fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • White Collar Crime
  • Real estate fraud

The tracing and recovery of assets can be a painstaking and complex process. When our lawyers are met with the seemingly impossible task of trying to recover a client’s assets, our diligence, attention to detail and creative methods result in the successful tracing and recovery of the proceeds of fraud. If those routes have been completely exhausted, we work in another direction to find injunctive relief in different forms.

As fraud continues to evolve, so do we. We regularly publish and present on new developments in fraud to ensure our team remains at the forefront of this emerging practice.

On occasion, our clients may call upon our other practice groups to assist in providing the solutions needed to gain other successful outcomes. Our Business Litigation, Banking Insolvency & Restructuring groups are readily available and willing to assist our clients’ needs.

Co-Chairs
Christopher Ramsay cramsay@cwilson.com 604 643 3176
Lauren Liang lliang@cwilson.com 604 891 7734
Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Acting for a licensed insolvency trustee in its prosecution of claims arising from a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme
Asset freezing
  • Successfully obtained a worldwide Mareva injunction order of $20.5 million on behalf of a creditor in a cross-border dispute, protecting the creditor’s interest in the debtor’s assets in Canada
Cross-border fraud proceedings
  • Acting for victims of fraudulent schemes and the successful tracing of assets worldwide
Investment scams
  • Acting for foreign investors who have lost their investment in fraudulent scams in British Columbia
Cross-border insolvency proceedings
  • Acting for creditors and other stakeholders in cross-border insolvency proceedings in relation to allegations of fraudulent conveyance and transfers
Asset Recovery
  • Successful recovery of the fruits of fraud through the use of court approved restraining orders and third party discovery orders
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