We are the International Fraud Group.
A global network of highly skilled international lawyers who specialise in tracing, freezing, seizing and recovering stolen assets.
We began when an international bank wanted to instruct the most experienced investigative lawyers practising in each jurisdiction, who shared their asset recovery know-how with each other, who worked relentlessly to recover stolen assets and understood how to manage the risk and costs of international asset recovery. We are those lawyers.
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on a global scale
How to use the full extent of the civil and criminal law in every jurisdiction to identify the crooks, uncover the evidence of what they've done, and ensure that the evidence and stolen assets are protected until clients have got a judgement or settlement. We understand the world of covert investigation and know how to manage and minimise the risks involved.
Fraudsters are always one step ahead of the victims. To change this dynamic we need to change the agenda. Getting in front of a judge without notice to the fraudsters is the beginning of changing the agenda. Once we have obtained asset freezing, evidence preservation and information disclosure orders we have changed the agenda. The fraudsters then have to respond to what we have done to them.
The IFG network is anything but virtual
Our members and sponsors are not just at the other end of a zoom call. We gather twice a year to meet, greet, eat and have fun.
We believe this closeness is essential, both in building our relationships and improving our effectiveness as a unified global team.
IFG Hackathon 2022: Helping to find exploited people, hidden in the data
Trafficking and exploitation globally affects at least 40 million victims a year and the approaches to tackle this issue are largely limited to local law enforcement and justice systems. Other weapons are needed to tackle this global problem, and at the IFG we have the network and the tools that can help.