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Cryptocurrency Fraud

Our fraud lawyers are part of one of the largest dedicated groups of international injunction specialists on the globe. We have a successful track record in assisting clients who have had assets stolen and concealed around the world, with particular experience of acting on high-value crypto fraud claims.  

We work closely with investigators to trace misappropriated cryptoassets, including by using cutting edge blockchain analytics tools. Where appropriate we move swiftly to obtain a combination of civil injunctions, including disclosure and freezing orders, to identify the perpetrators of fraud and recover stolen cryptoassets. 

Cross border jurisdiction 

Our reach extends far beyond the UK. Through our networks we have access to the best local specialist law firms and investigators worldwide. Our crypto fraud lawyers recent work has included litigation in common law jurisdictions such as Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States.

In Singapore, with the assistance of a member of our International Fraud Group, we obtained the first ever freezing order against persons unknown in what is understood to be the most significant crypto case heard thus far in the Singapore courts.  

Litigation funding 

When required, our crypto fraud lawyers work closely with a number of market leading litigation funders. In addition, we have partnered with Harbour, a Chambers & Partners Band 1 and Legal 500 Tier 1 UK litigation funder, to create MDR Solutions I, a litigation finance venture.

Third party litigation funding is permitted in numerous common law jurisdictions and we have successfully connected clients with litigation funders in respect of cryptocurrency disputes. We can help clients to navigate various funding options and allow them to unlock the value of their claims while alleviating the risks associated with litigation.   

Cryptocurrency recovery: our Chainalysis partnership

Mishcon de Reya is a Chainalysis Certified Investigative Partner. Our technologists, crypto lawyers, and forensic accountants have access to Chainalysis software, the most complete set of tools and training available to track and tackle cryptocurrency losses, enhancing our cryptocurrency asset recovery service. 

How our crypto fraud team can help you

We have significant experience working with investigators to trace misappropriated cryptoassets and locate the perpetrators of crypto fraud.

Our fraud lawyers also have investigators in-house: MDR Cyber has a team of investigators and intelligence analysts who support our crypto fraud lawyers.

We have significant experience of obtaining disclosure orders against exchanges, banks and other third parties who hold information, including against some of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.  

Our crypto lawyers have significant experience obtaining civil orders to freeze cryptoassets, including freezing orders against persons unknown in circumstances where the perpetrators of the fraud remain unknown.

We have significant experience executing civil search orders to locate cryptoassets and preserve evidence of crypto fraud.

We have significant experience acting and advising clients who have had their cryptoassets stolen and concealed around the world.

Our crypto fraud lawyers have significant experience advising victims of crypto Ponzi/Pyramid schemes and crypto scams such as romance scams and investment scams.

We have significant experience acting for groups of claimants who have been the victims of large, international cryptocurrency fraud(s). We have successfully connected groups of clients with litigation funders.

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