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Priya Grigoriadis

T: +44 20 7809 2005 M:+44 7826 911 368 Email Priya | vCard Office: London

Awards

Fraud: Civil

Fraud: Civil

Fraud: Civil

Fraud: Civil

Fraud – civil

Fraud – civil

Priya Grigoriadis Partner

Priya is a partner in Stephenson Harwood's market leading fraud and asset recovery team, ranked Tier 1 in Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. She advises clients in large scale complex litigation, including tracing and recovering assets across multiple jurisdictions. Priya is recognised in the directories as a leading lawyer for civil fraud, reporting that she is "seemingly able to do a hundred things at once, all to a very high standard."
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Priya has acted on some of the largest claims to come before the English courts in recent years. Clients praise her ability, with sources reporting: "Priya is one of the best solicitors I've ever come across"; "She manages issues very swiftly and efficiently, knows all the minute details and is so responsive and great with clients".

She has significant experience of large-scale, complex fraud and asset recovery cases, including obtaining and defending freezing orders, disclosure orders and search orders. Most of her cases are international often involving parallel litigation in jurisdictions such as the BVI, Cayman Islands, Southeast Asia and the UAE.

Priya is currently acting for a leading trading house in a £600+ million cross-border fraud claim. She also represents the former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company in relation to the enforcement in England of a US$54+ billion arbitration award against the Russian Federation, the largest enforcement action in legal history.

Priya is also a leading member of Stephenson Harwood's India group and acts for a number of the leading Indian Banks.

Her clients include high net worth individuals, major corporates and insolvency practitioners.

"Priya is a brilliant lawyer and a team player. Priya is absolutely great at advising on all aspects of commercial litigation with outstanding attention to detail, while maintaining full oversight of the matter at hand, the overall strategy and of the clients' needs."
Chambers Litigation Support Guide 2023

  • Fraud and asset recovery

Mukhtar Ablyazov, former owner of BTA Bank

Defended eight sets of High Court claims brought by the bank, for more than $4 billion. These were some of the largest, most publicised claims ever to be brought before the English court.

Fiona Trust case

Advised the only wholly successful defendants in the long running Fiona Trust litigation, in which claims in excess of US$700 million were brought for bribery and fraud.

Former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company

Advising in the enforcement in England of a US$50 billion arbitration award against the Russian Federation. This is the largest ever Russia-related case to come before the English Court.

Enforcement Receivers of twice convicted fraudster

Acting for court appointed enforcement receivers in relation to a £40 million + confiscation order to recover assets embroiled in complex multi-party High Court proceedings.

  • CIS and CEE

Mukhtar Ablyazov, former owner of BTA Bank

Defended eight sets of High Court claims brought by the bank, for more than $4 billion. These were some of the largest, most publicised claims ever to be brought before the English court.

Fiona Trust case

Advised the only wholly successful defendants in the long running Fiona Trust litigation, in which claims in excess of US$700 million were brought for bribery and fraud.

Former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company

Advising in the enforcement in England of a US$50 billion arbitration award against the Russian Federation. This is the largest ever Russia-related case to come before the English Court.

Awards

Fraud: Civil

Fraud: Civil

Fraud: Civil

Fraud: Civil

Fraud – civil

Fraud – civil

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