A team of solicitors from leading London mid-tier law firm Mackrell Turner Garrett have attended the C5 Annual Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Conference in Geneva.

The C5 Conference, now in its eleventh year, is one of the most important annual events in the international calendar for fraud specialists and practitioners around the world.

Held by C5 Communications at the world-renowned Grand Hotel Kempinski, this year’s conference saw more than 260 delegates from the field of fraud litigation attend – ranging from lawyers, to judges, accountants and business investigators.

The two-day event featured a variety of presentations from a diverse range of speakers, which provided delegates with a global perspective on asset-tracing and recovery against the context of fraud litigation.

During the conference many of the European delegates were focused on the potential impact that Brexit may have on the existing regulatory framework, and how the UK’s relationship with the EU is likely to evolve in terms of cross-border cooperation.

Mackrell Turner Garrett sent members of its Crime and Regulatory team, which consisted of  Robert Jappie and Maya Paunrana, to the event to share their expertise on fraud issues and to discuss the view on Brexit, from a lawyer’s perspective.

Speaking after the event, Mackrell Turner Garrett’s Head of Crime and Regulatory Group Robert Jappie said: “In today’s climate, where these types of legal issues tend to be complex and transnational in nature, having connections within and a working knowledge of international legal systems is essential.

“This conference provided a wonderful opportunity to network with colleagues and peers, each sharing their unique experiences of operating within this field. We found the event to be both informative and inspiring, and we returned with an increased awareness of transnational fraud litigation and a number of new connections made with other practitioners in the field. “

He added that by meeting and talking with his fellow peers he hopes to have gained some useful knowledge in respect of the issues faced by professionals dealing with fraud.