IFG Thinks

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A New Era for the IFG – Investing in the Fight Against Fraud
2020 continues to be a remarkable year globally. For the International Fraud Group it is the year when we reenergise ourselves and redouble our efforts to sustain our position as the world’s oldest and most experienced fraud investigatory and asset recovery network. We have incorporated ourselves as the International Fraud Group Limited. We are delighted
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Fiduciaries and Trustees Beware!
You have got to admire the creativity of  Mr Skurikin (S). VTB appointed Receivers (R) over assets (Assets)  in a limited liability partnership which were held in trust for a Liechtenstein Foundation (B). B applied to discharge the Receivership Order (RO) on the basis of a “material change in circumstances” (MCIC). That MCIC was a
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Goodbye Ye Olde Search Order….Hello SPIDI (Search, Preserve, Image, Disclosure & Inspection) Order
In TBD vs Simons [2020]EWHC30Ch the Court of Appeal has made it clear that the old form of Search Order which bundled up searching, preserving, imaging, disclosure and inspection is no longer fit for purpose. Each aspect of a Search Order must be identified and separately justified. In a nutshell if your central concern is
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To be or not to be your CEO. That is the question.
Would you be able to spot a deep fake video of your CEO? Companies should prepare for the next wave of cybercrime in which criminals use AI-based software to impersonate voices and images. In this frightening new world, rigorous processes are key to managing a swift response to fraud, says Joe Hancock How well do
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Private prosecutions: taking the fight to international fraudsters
When the state won’t prosecute, or the victim of fraud wants to play a more direct role in securing access to justice, a private prosecution can offer victim’s their day in court and a route to punishment for the fraudsters, as well as restoration for the victim, writes Gareth Minty Why did the Swiss-registered company
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RETURN ON INVESTMENT: Making litigation pay its way – the IFG philosophy
“Among the global firsts achieved by the International Fraud Group was the development of its R.O.I. approach to asset recovery, first deployed in the late 70’s when instructed by Citibank to recover fraud losses emerging out of their Asian business. This philosophy lies at the heart of everything the IFG does and distinguishes us from
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A banker’s quincecare duty: practical implications of some recent judicial authority
In Barclays Bank plc v. Quincecare Ltd [1992] 4 All ER 363, it was held that "a banker must refrain from executing an order if and for as long as the banker is 'put on inquiry' in the sense that he has reasonable grounds (although not necessarily proof) for believing that the order is an attempt to misappropriate the funds of the company".
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Are you ready for strong customer authentication?
The revised Payment Services Directive ("PSD2") makes significant amendments to the laws that govern payment services in the EU.
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