Anthony M. Shipman

Anthony Shipman is our exclusively recommended International Litigation expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Anthony directly using the contact details listed above.

Anthony is an entrepreneurial, international investigative attorney registered in both London as a barrister and New York, as a foreign legal consultant, and heads his own litigation practice.

Multi-jurisdictional Litigation

Combining rigour and tenacity, he specializes in complex multi-jurisdictional civil and human rights litigation, particularly in obtaining injunctive relief or restraining orders against sovereign assets pending the domestication of foreign or U.S. federal court judgments in Italy, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland and/or in offshore tax havens.

He has undertaken cases and/or negotiations against a series of governments designated as sponsor of terrorism in many jurisdictions, together with attorneys in European and Middle Eastern civil jurisdictions as well as in the United States.

Commercial Litigation against Sovereign States and Central Banks

He currently represents three U.S. families – Flatow, Eisenfeld and Duker – in a complex human rights European enforcement action against Iran in which he has blocked more than €1bn following domestication (exequatur) in the relevant jurisdictions. He was awarded the 2018 Finance Monthly Global Human Rights Lawyer Award.

He has represented several U.S. and European financial institutions in complex litigation including the Bank of New York v Central Bank of Iraq, in Italy, which was successfully settled. He has also represented corporations in ultimately successful recovery actions-negotiations against several emerging
markets governments.

White-collar Crime Defence

He has also represented a current Eastern European Interior Minister in complex litigation in Europe before his appointment, case-managing the defence to false accusations of fraud and murder, overturning an incarceration order based on an Interpol Red Notice in 12 days at the relevant Court of Appeal and subsequently the rejection of an extradition request.

Shipman, a fluent speaker of English, Italian, German and French, has been involved in several projects in difficult jurisdictions including Russia, several former Soviet Republics and Eastern European countries, Lebanon, Egypt, UAE, Colombia, Panama, Bermuda, Eastern Europe, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Firm Overview:

He is a founding partner in EMA International, an asset tracing and due diligence firm with small offices in London, Milan and associate offices in Washington D.C., Rome and Lisbon.

EMA is a project-based research group that specializes in asset tracing in Europe, the Middle East and offshore tax havens and in gathering admissible evidence and intelligence internationally in complex corporate, legal and financial matters.

EMA’s uncompromising aim is to place our clients in the dominant position of any negotiation or contested situation, by legal means.

EMA’s multilingual consultants are qualified in law, accounting, financial services, intelligence, investigation and business management.

Formed in 1992, EMA has its own offices in London and Milan and associate offices in Washington D.C., Rome and Lisbon.

Paul Wordley

Paul Wordley is our exclusively recommended Insurance Law expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Paul directly using the contact details listed above.

Paul is one of the founding partners of Wordley Partnership, having been a partner in a major international law firm where he was a member of the Management and Strategy Boards respectively.

Paul’s expertise is geared towards advisory, complex claims, dispute resolution and coverage issues in the international insurance and reinsurance markets, acting for policyholders, insurers, brokers, intermediaries and reinsurers.

His particular areas of expertise are in the oil, gas, mining, marine, construction and TMT sectors.

Paul has been involved in a number of high-profile international insurance and reinsurance claims in recent years and has also advised on a number of recent major oil, gas and mining claims. He also has significant mediation experience having represented clients in several successful multi-million-dollar mediations. Paul has also conducted numerous arbitrations before LMAA, ICC, SCC and LCIA.

He is recommended by expert legal directories as ‘exceptional’ and has become a thought leader in the natural resources insurance world.

Firm Overview:

Launched in early 2019, Wordley Partnership is a commercial law firm with particular expertise in all aspects of dispute resolution, commercial problem solving and insurance / reinsurance / coverage.

The Partners have many years of experience working on some of the largest and most complex disputes across the globe whilst at an international firm based in the City of London. With proven track records they have consolidated that expertise into their own firm.

They are often instructed to advise boards and directors of companies on legal liability, asset recovery and preservation as well as advising on strategies to resolve disputes and limit liability, whether that be working in the background or openly in arbitrations and litigation. Their expertise extends to prosecuting claims where required and they have a strong track record of success.

In addition to disputes, the firm has a significant non contentious capability.

For more information please contact us.

Eye-Law Chambers

Eye-Law Chambers is our exclusively recommended Medical Negligence Services Firm in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Eye-Law Chambers directly using the contact details listed above.

Firm Overview:

EYE-LAW CHAMBERS was founded in 2017 from the fusion of a number of experts’ medicolegal practices. We provide high quality medicolegal services exclusively for eye and vision-related cases. Our Mission Statement: EYE-LAW CHAMBERS will be your provider of choice by virtue of quality, expertise and timeliness.

EYE-LAW CHAMBERS provides expert opinion on all aspects of eye and vision-related matters. We have expertise that is of use in both the Civil and Criminal Courts. Our experts have assisted not only in the Courts of England and Wales, but also the jurisdictions of the Scottish, Northern Ireland Courts. We have acted in various Tribunal cases. Our experience extends to the Courts of the Republic of Ireland, and we have assisted in cases in mainland Europe, Africa and Asia. We can provide fixed-fee screening reports, as well as reports on Causation & Liability and Condition and Prognosis. We are happy to be instructed by lawyers worldwide, but will consider instructions by litigants-in-person only if domiciled in England and Wales other than in exceptional circumstances. Please note that overseas clients will be asked for a deposit in account.

Joseph Naghdi

Joseph Naghdi is our exclusively recommended Digital Forensics expert in London, UK on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Joseph directly using the contact details listed above.

Leading and coordinating computer forensic investigations, e-discoveries and performing advanced data recoveries assisting our clients within the legal profession or the police in gathering, organising, reporting and presenting computer evidence in civil and criminal proceedings, providing them with litigation support and Expert Witness services in UK courts.

Joseph specialises in gathering, capturing, analysing, examining electronically stored information and reporting on it by making use of the most current and technologically advanced hardware/software tools. He has been assisting law firms, police forces, government agencies, local councils, fraud investigators, insurance companies, private individuals and financial institutions with digital forensic investigations  since 2007.

Experienced in digital forensic examinations in criminal prosecutions, civil litigation, PCI DSS forensic investigations and GDPR-compliant incident analysis and reporting. Key skills include forensic examination of computers, mobile devices, social media and cloud computing using a variety of forensic tools including EnCase, X-Ways, FTK, Nuix, Oxygen Forensic® Detective, Magnet Forensics, XRY and Cellebrite UFED. Joseph also specialises in E-discovery, EDRM with extensive knowledge of data collection, data carving using data processing tools such as Hex Editors, FTK Imager, CAINE, DEFT, Nuix and Relativity.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 2007, Computer Forensics Lab has gradually assembled a team of top computer forensics specialists and digital forensics investigators. We have many years of experience in advanced data recovery and digital forensics investigation. Computer Forensics Lab has an excellent track record in delivering professional computer forensic services and advanced data recovery to a growing number of UK government agencies, law firms, solicitors, media companies, businesses, private individuals and law enforcement bodies.

All our data recovery technicians and computer forensic investigators are industry certified and have solid experience in various aspects of computer forensics, electronic discovery, digital forensics investigations and advanced data recovery.

Our experienced computer forensic investigators have given expert witness testimony in UK courts and are fully trained in EnCase, Forensic Toolkit (FTK), Helix, Kali Linux and in-house developed forensic tools ensuring that comprehensive and complete investigations can be undertaken over a range of media including hard disk drives, network drives, USB external hard drives, RAID arrays, server hard disks, floppy diskettes, memory stick, mobile phones, tablets and flash cards across a wide range of operating system such as Windows, Linux, Mac OS, Unix, iOS, Android and all major server operating systems used in different digital devices.

Key Specialist Computer Forensics Services:

  • Computer and Mobile Device Examinations
  • Computer Expert Witness
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation Support
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • eDiscovery and eDisclosure
  • Digital Email and Document Analysis
  • Investigating Distribution, Making, Possession of Child Pornography
  • Sabotage, Blackmail, Stalking, Bullying and Social Network Investigations
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Corporate Business Data Theft
  • Matrimonial Disputes
  • Employee Computer Misuse
  • Fraud Investigations Involving Computer Technology
  • Cyber Crime & Hacking Detection

Ian Stewart

Ian Stewart is our exclusively recommended Economic Outlook expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ian directly using the contact details listed above.

Ian is a Partner and Chief Economist at Deloitte where he advises Boards and companies on macroeconomics. Ian devised the Deloitte Survey of Chief Financial Officers and writes a popular weekly economics blog, the Monday Briefing. His previous roles include Chief Economist for Europe at Merrill Lynch, Head of Economics in the Conservative Research Department and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Ian was educated at the London School of Economics.

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Edite Ligere

Edite Ligere is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Edite directly using the contact details listed above.

Edite’s practice focuses on the regulation of artificial intelligence, global financial regulation, banking, insurance, human rights, consumer protection, charity law, data protection, machine learning and cyber security.

Edite has participated in and advised on global regulatory standard setting and the national implementation of global regulatory standards. Edite is a regular contributor to various pro bono human rights and environmental initiatives, an author of various legal publications and a speaker at international and national conferences.

Edite Ligere holds an LLB (First) and an LLM from the University of London. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and is a Hubert Greenland Scholar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.