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Anthony Riem

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Anthony (Tony) is the Senior Partner of PCB Byrne LLP, a specialist international asset recovery and dispute resolution practice. It has been described by The Times as "operating across a global landscape, recovering and protecting clients’ assets over borders and through multiple jurisdictions" as well as "solicitors to the banking community".

The firm has an unparalleled reputation in civil fraud and asset recovery as is apparent from its consistent top-rankings in Chambers, the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal and the various accolades it has received. By way of example, these have included: ‘They are always imaginative and proactive in every situation, and will always give the client various options to choose from.’ ‘Under considerable time pressure, they still have this calm, quiet confidence which is very reassuring. They are very capable, pragmatic, astute individuals.’ ‘Simply outstanding’, extremely skilled’ and ‘real quality’.

As for Tony, he is recognised as a leading lawyer acting for government agencies, public and private financial institutions and corporates in fraud investigation and litigation, asset recovery, banking litigation, insolvency, money-laundering, and bribery and corruption cases.

Tony is consistently ranked by the Legal 500 and Chambers in the top tier of civil fraud lawyers and by Who’s Who Legal as a Global Thought Leader and one of the most highly recommended asset recovery lawyers in Europe. Plaudits have included a “stellar practitioner”, “superb lawyer” “shrewd tactician and a great fighter” who “navigates complex structures and transactions with ease”, is “wonderful to work with” and a “wonderful operator with particular expertise dealing with, and against, offshore firms”.

He is the founder and former chairman of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association.