Ben Smitten instructed by Alison Levitt QC & Gareth Minty at Mishcon de Reya
Ben Smitten instructed by Alison Levitt QC & Gareth Minty at Mishcon de Reya in the largest ever private prosecution brought before the court to date, on behalf of Allseas, an off shore engineering company.
Led by Jonathan Laidlaw QC this complex case concerned an individual charged with a conspiracy to defraud a company of 100 million euros. The alleged fraudulent investment scheme was said to involve unprecedented returns from trading in Medium term notes via the Vatican and US Federal reserve. This highly complex and multi-jurisdictional fraud had alleged co-conspirators and acts in furtherance of the conspiracy in the USA, Malta, Switzerland, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44447254