As Ireland’s leading firm in advising individuals facing bankruptcy, we have extensive experience of devising asset protection schemes. In our capacity as “poacher turned gamekeeper” we can identify the issues that individuals are facing, will face and can crucially pre-empt the strategies they may employ to frustrate their creditors.
For centuries debtors have attempted to conceal assets from their creditors and evade paying debts. From the creditors’ perspective, there may be no point commissioning potentially costly litigation without knowing whether the debtors have assets.
In order to make informed decisions we establish a detailed picture of the true financial assets of the debtor. This can potentially assist the creditor in realising previously unknown assets.
We have significant multi-jurisdiction experience identifying and tracing assets held by individuals and corporates. We also have practical experience of legal remedies available to creditors, including Mareva Injunctions etc.
In tracing assets, hidden or real wealth, our team are skilled and experienced in investigating:-
- Irish & UK Property
- Offshore assets & property
- Banking in the UK and offshore
- Investments including shares & bonds
- Assets hidden by ownership by connected individuals, companies or corporate entities
We have developed an international network of associates since 1994. We also have access to specialised databases.
We have developed relationships with specialist Private Investigators (generally all ex-Gardai/Police) who can provide Lifestyle Reports, interview neighbours etc.
We are experts in utilising the different legislation available, including the Conveyancing Ireland Act 1634, to reverse “asset transfers”.
Our clients include spouses going through separation/divorce and many of the leading banks operating in Ireland, and government agencies. We also act for foreign creditors who may be seeking to enforce judgments against Irish Individuals or companies. In this regard we can advise on the necessary steps to apply for a European Enforcement Order.