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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

International Asset Tracing and Recovery

When: 5 days over 5 consecutive weeks in November 2021 (2, 9, 16, 23 and 30)
Where: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB
Method of delivery: In person.

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies from Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce its first ever International Asset Recovery Course.

Programme description and aims

The course is a five-day programme that will help you build upon existing expertise in this area by focusing on the legal and practical aspects that are of critical importance to the practitioner.

View the Queen Mary Asset Recovery Course Brochure [PDF 1,317KB].

Our programme will prepare you to:

  • Instinctively identify the key issues that arise at each stage of the asset tracing and recovery exercise.
  • Improve your leadership skills by enabling you to direct and lead your team more effectively.
  • Help you prioritise what is both urgent and important.
  • Give you the tools to reduce the time and costs spent in asset tracing and recovery exercises.

Delivery format:

  • Lectures, seminars, workshops.
  • English legal system centric but with reference to civil law countries.

You will be divided into investigative teams, working as independent task force groups for the whole duration of the programme. Group discussions will focus on key topical areas, identify problems that have occurred in actual cases, arrive at potential solutions and compare different practices and approaches between the groups.

It will be delivered by two of the leading professionals in the legal world Mr Tony Peto QC Co-Head of Blackstone Chambers and Mr Gary Miller Partner at Mishcon de Reya and Chairman of the International Fraud Group. Both Mr Peto QC and Mr Miller are recognised as leaders in their fields by both Legal 500 and Chambers Directories and together bring to the course around 75 years of experience in tracing, freezing and seizing evidence and assets all over the world.


  • Gary Miller, Mishcon de Reya
    Gary Miller has been involved in International asset tracing and recovery for over 43 years, has been a Partner at Mishcon de Reya LLP for nearly 30 years and is Head of Mishcon’s Asia Desk.
  • Anthony Peto QC, Blackstone Chambers
    Anthony Peto QC is joint Head of Chambers at Blackstone Chambers and has been involved in International asset tracing and recovery for over 30 years.
  • Philippa Rees, Mishcon de Reya
    Philippa Rees has over 15 years’ experience of commercial fraud cases, both as a solicitor, and more recently as a Professional Support Lawyer, providing specialist expertise on injunctive relief and asset recovery
  • Leona Powell, Blackstone Chambers
    Leona is a leading junior at Blackstone Chambers specialising in civil fraud and asset recovery and has been involved in asset recovery for over 20 years


The programme is designed for practitioners, FIU representatives, judges, practitioners, university graduates in Law, International Relations, Eco­nomics, and other relevant disciplines. It is also suited to professionals working in governmen­tal institutions, local authorities, international and non-governmental organizations.

You will be awarded a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the programme.


Individual: £3,000

There is maximum limit of 30 attendees per course. Please register your interest for the course and our team will be in contact for invoicing. Your place will be secured once full payment has been received. Please contact us on for group bookings.

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