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Gary Miller

Gary Miller

Gary Miller, Partner, Dispute Resolution

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Gary is an international litigator who has specialised in complex commercial disputes involving dishonesty, fraud and corruption issues for over 37 years.

For the first 13 years of his career Gary worked in Hong Kong and headed up the Litigation Departments of two of the leading firms there. During this time Gary worked for the leading multi-national financial institutions in Asia, assisting them in asset recovery exercises and enforcing foreign judgments in Hong Kong and throughout Asia.

In 1991 Gary joined Mishcon de Reya and founded the Fraud Group which he led for over 15 years. He has pioneered the use of injunctions in the arena of asset recovery with particular emphasis on freezing assets, forcing disclosure of financial information and seizing evidence via search orders in order to force speedy resolutions of commercial disputes.

In the course of his asset tracing activities Gary has developed an in depth knowledge of the workings of the various offshore banking and trust jurisdictions which are habitually used by parties to conceal their assets. As a result Gary is regularly retained by clients who are seeking creative solutions to unwind or break-up complicated trust and asset sheltering structures in order to access secreted assets.

Gary also regularly advises organisations on how to protect themselves from bribery and corruption risks and assisting them in dealing discreetly with internal and external issues arising when such risks materialise. Gary works closely with Chief Executives, FD’s, HR Heads as well as Legal and Audit Departments to devise strategies to minimise the criminal, civil and reputational exposure created by internal and external corruption.

Gary is co-founder of The International Fraud Group. The IFG (previously known as the Fraud Network) is a handpicked group of specialist fraud lawyers across 15 countries focused on securing injunctions, asset recovery and trust busting remedies in key offshore jurisdictions.

Chambers 2014 cites Gary as a "great thinker, brilliant tatician and good negotiator."

Gary was appointed as a Director of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) UK Chapter in March 2014. His election to the Board of the UK Chapter of the ACFE reflects his experience and standing in the field of fraud prevention and protection.

Key Experience

Assisted a foreign government in the Middle East in issuing and enforcing Letters of Request For Judicial Assistance.
Instructed by foreign governments to orchestrate international asset recovery strategies using both civil and criminal proceedings.
Retained by HMG to lead a special injunction task force to obtain and execute asset freezing injunctions and search orders in support of proceedings commenced by the Treasury Solicitor.
Involved in a leading Court of Appeal case on privilege against self incrimination.
Acted for leading multi-national brands in securing worldwide search and freezing orders against international counterfeiting ring.

Career History

Partner, Mishcon de Reya
Partner, Pritchard Englefield & Tobin
Partner, Robert Wang & Co (Hong Kong)
Assistant, Wilkinson & Grist (Hong Kong)
Articled, Simmons & Simmons