International Asset Recovery and Enforcement

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In today’s global economy, many businesses and individuals hold physical and financial assets in multiple countries. Whether before or after a judgment is entered, pursuing a claim against assets held overseas can become entangled in a web of global administration, disparate legal systems and cultural and linguistic barriers.

“Find the Money”

We understand the significant hurdles involved when trying to recover what is yours. When facing a loss, we help you “find the money” with extensive experience in coordinating and pursuing your recovery of claims and judgments throughout the world.

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We represent and work with many international financial institutions, companies, receivers, trustees and high-net-worth individuals in all facets to recover assets and enforce claims. We take the lead in foreign legal actions and have utilized administrative, legislative and judicial processes to enforce and collect on judgments.

Our Reputation for Judgment Recovery

We know how to efficiently recover your claims and judgments and are often sought after by other law firms for advice on recovering losses. We use our long-standing relationships with attorneys and other professionals, in the U.S. and abroad, to assist in the recovery process. We have resources around the world that enable us to undertake investigations, identify parties which may be responsible for your loss and recover assets that can compensate you for your loss. HMB is also a member of the Law Firm Alliance, a global network of legal advisors.

Areas of Focus:

  • Attorney monitored investigations
  • Breach of intellectual property rights
  • Complex worldwide fraud
  • Foreign discovery to ascertain assets
  • Foreign judgment collection
  • Foreign litigant recovery of U.S. judgments
  • Fraud recovery
  • International arbitration
  • International debt recovery
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Aaron L. HammerChair | Bankruptcy Group
Litigation Attorney Rick Rein
Eric (Rick) S. ReinChair | Litigation Group
Recent Circuit Court Decisions Extend The Breadth of Section 1782 U.S. Discovery in Foreign ProceedingsOctober 31, 2019

A federal district court may order discovery under 28 U.S.C. Section 1782 “for use in a proceeding in a foreign or international tribunal” upon application by any “interested person”.

BVI Scales Back Stand-Alone InjunctionsJune 12, 2019

In 2009 in Black Swan Investment ISA v. Harvest View Limited BHVC (Com) 2009/399, the court established the principle that a court can act in aid of foreign proceedings where it can be shown that there is property situated in BVI which belongs to the defendant in the foreign proceedings and which may be enforced against in the event the foreign proceedings are successful.

Recent Trust Protector Issues Affecting The Enforcement of Trusts in the Channel IslandsMarch 31, 2016

The purpose of the appointment of a protector is to monitor the actions of a trustee and to ensure that appropriate action is taken to preserve the trust fund. Protectors are commonly given "positive" powers such as the power to appoint and remove trustees and "negative" powers such as the right to withhold consent to distributions to beneficiaries. The role…

Asset Protection Devices in the British Virgin Islands That Creditors Need to UnderstandDecember 30, 2015

There are approximately 800,000 companies registered in the British Virgin Islands ("BVI"). BVI entities are used as vehicles for investing in Hong Kong, Singapore and mainland China where anywhere from 40-50% of BVI entities are used. There are three types of funds that can be organized under BVI law-private, professional and public. High net worth individuals are most interested in…

John Guzzardo and Rick Rein Published in NABT American Bankruptcy Trustee JournalJanuary 15, 2019

John Guzzardo and Rick Rein wrote an article for NABT American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal regarding the use of Consent Directives to locate offshore assets. A consent directive is a "rare bird" investigatory tool that litigants in the US may use to discover assets and information from debtors or third parties located anywhere in the world. Recently, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy…

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