Fraud in UAE. Edmonds Marshall McMahon are experts in conducting successful fraud prosecutions. We are a unique firm, staffed by attorneys and investigators, and have significant experience in ensuring that victims of fraud, in the UAE and elsewhere, are compensated and that defendants are denied the proceeds of their crime. We also advise on counter fraud models that help minimise the risk of becoming a victim of fraud. The three founding partners have a combined total of 70 years’ experience in criminal justice and they use this background to offer a novel service to victims of fraud – that is, of course, the ability to bring a private prosecution.
Edmonds Marshall McMahon regularly implements private prosecution strategies to ensure that those who engage in fraud are held accountable. A private prosecution can allow an individual access to justice that is otherwise inaccessible through traditional state law enforcement avenues. By way of background, although the majority of criminal prosecutions in England and Wales are conducted by public agencies, the right to pursue a private prosecution is expressly set out in statute. It is this power on which Edmonds Marshall McMahon relies in order to bring criminal proceedings on behalf of clients.
Our clients in the UAE benefit from our global reach and access to specialists, including investigators and forensic accountants, in various jurisdictions. We understand that fraud cases often require a tailored international strategy and our knowledge of local jurisdictions, including the UAE, allows us to take fast effective action on behalf of our clients. We are innovative, technical, strategic and results-driven in our approach.
We commonly deal with the following:
- Any type of fraud or false representation in a business, employment or financial context which has resulted in loss to a company or individual;
- Theft, fraud, dishonesty or money laundering in relation to solicitors, accountants, and other professionals who have abused their position;
- Data theft by ex-employees or current employees;
- Loan, insurance, mortgage and pension fraud;
- Investment fraud;
- Fraud in joint venture contracts, such as the dishonest re-routing of a percentage of joint venture funds to one party; and
- Fraud in commercial contracts with banks and financial institutions.
We understand that being the victim of a fraud can often cause embarrassment, leading both individual and company victims to batten the hatches and not report the crime. However, when a fraud is committed against a company, bringing a prosecution can have a significant deterrent effect. Criminal proceedings send a clear message to a potential fraudster that a company defrauded will take robust and decisive action. As a firm experienced in bringing prosecutions on behalf of companies, we are fully aware of the commercial and reputational considerations of concern to our clients. We frequently advise on the best way to address these concerns.
Whatever the fraud, please talk to us (free of charge) so we can advise you on what is possible. As specialist prosecutors, we have the knowledge and resources that could make the difference between your recovering some, or indeed all, of your money.