Rastreo Internacional de Bienes e Investigación
Gobiernos extranjeros, instituciones financieras prestigiosas y liquidadores confían en Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss para recuperar bienes que han sido adquiridos de manera corrupta o fraudulenta, y transferidos internacionalmente. Los abogados de Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss están a la vanguardia en las novedades sobre la investigación de lavado de dinero, violación de sanciones y financiamiento del terrorismo y en asesorar a los clientes sobre cómo protegerse en un ambiente complejo y globalizado.
Ponemos a trabajar para usted nuestro conocimiento innovador y nuestra profunda experiencia en rastreo y recupero internacional de bienes, la cual hemos obtenido a través de varios años sirviendo tanto a entidades privadas como públicas en la lucha contra fraudes financieros globales.
Nuestras técnicas y soluciones para crear estrategias mundiales efectivas con el propósito de localizar, capturar y obtener bienes malversados, nos han llevado a recuperar cientos de millones de dólares para nuestros clientes soberanos y corporativos.
Trabajamos en los tribunales de los Estados Unidos y del extranjero, con el fin de obtener requerimientos y otras órdenes judiciales para localizar, congelar y repatriar bienes a los dueños legítimos, de manera efectiva. Además, trabajamos junto con abogados importantes en jurisdicciones donde frecuentemente se esconden los bienes, quienes también pueden trabajar por usted con el fin de proporcionarle presencia legal local y capacidad donde y cuando usted más lo necesite.
For "any kind of foreign litigation or arbitration ... that involves transactions in U.S. dollars, there's at least a possibility that there's going to be information in the U.S. and that tends to be attractive," said Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss PLLC partner A. Katherine Toomey.Law360, March 25, 2021
Cristián Francos been recognized as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2021. Who’s Who Legal is one of the world’s leading directories of legal practitioners.January 2021
Two Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss professionals have been recognized as Global Leaders in Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2020. Who’s Who Legal is one of the world’s leading directories of legal practitioners.October 2020
Four Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss professionals have been recognized as Global Leaders in Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2019. Who’s Who Legal is one of the world’s leading directories of legal practitioners.October 2019
“The new government of Tamaulipas is committed to taking all measures to stamp out corruption and return the proceeds of corruption to the people from whom they have been stolen,” Kaufmann said in a press release. “There are many ways that the United States courts can be used in a proactive way to trace and seize ill-gotten assets.”The Brownsville Herald, April 26, 2019
The Appellate Division, First Department, recently affirmed the dismissal of various claims brought by New Greenwich Litigation Trustee, successor to the claims of two feeder funds in the Bernard Madoff affair, against various third-party fund administrators, accountants and auditors.New York Law Journal, November 16, 2016
- Swiss banks froze Mubarak's assets hours after his removal. 5 years and a corruption conviction later, the money still hasn’t moved.Mada Masr, February 11, 2016
- EE.UU. investiga a varias entidades de Caracas sospechosas de romper el cercoFebruary 10, 2013
- October 4, 2012
- The recoupment of illicit funds pilfered from the country through the decades of Mubarak led corruptionDaily News Egypt, July 19, 2012
- The Deal Pipeline, February 22, 2012
- The lawyer behind a $1 billion cross-border suit against Goldman Sachs following the sub-prime mortgage crisis praises the merits of bringing major commercial cases in the United States.February 3, 2012
- Saudi Firms Continue Multi-Billion Dollar Global Legal BattleMiddle East Economic Survey, October 31, 2011
- Huffington Post, October 28, 2011
- Saudi Arabia’s most high profile legal battle indicates just how dangerous the world’s capital markets remain a decade after Sept. 11, 2001.Trends Magazine, September 11, 2011
- The National, March 13, 2011
- The Washington Post, February 13, 2011
- One of the US's top fraud investigators is warning that America's policing of money laundering is wide open to abuse.BBC News, September 28, 2010
- Could U.S. banks be unknowingly financing terrorist operations? Disussion: Eric Lewis, an attorney, and Rick Nelson, of the Center for Strategic & International StudiesCNBC airtime 2:45 PM ET, September 28, 2010
- The Lawyer, May 18, 2009
Publicaciones, Presentaciones y Eventos
In a decision issued on Feb. 5, the U.K. Supreme Court quashed a notice pursuant to Section 2(3) of the 1987 Criminal Justice Act, that sought to require a U.S. corporation, KBR Inc., to produce documents located in the U.S. The decision has important consequences for cross-border discovery and investigations, as the U.S. and the U.K. appear to be taking divergent approaches.Law360, February 17, 2021
There is a popular misconception that asset forfeiture is limited to the luxury cars, private jets and speedboats of drug dealers, but many well-meaning businesses and individuals are finding themselves with their assets seized under statutes that provide U.S. authorities extremely broad powers. And these seizures often occur without any warning to, or even accusation against, the owner of the assets. Once seized it can take years to obtain recovery of perfectly legal assets. In these uncertain times, as many well-meaning people seek the relative safety of the U.S. banking system, individuals and companies in many countries may innocently use money-transfer systems that exponentially increase the risk of having their assets seized. Why does this happen and how can it be avoided?May 11, 2020
In these tough times, when clients are looking to protect assets and increase revenue, it is more important than ever to ensure that their arbitral awards are collectible. A truly successful outcome requires the ability to enforce and monetize the award that was won in the arbitration. When faced with a recalcitrant award debtor, it is imperative to think strategically and work closely with counsel and experts to enforce and identify recoverable assets.April 2, 2020
- The OffshoreAlert Conference Latin AmericaSão Paulo, Brazil, September 16, 2019
Eric Lewis focuses on three key areas: (1) the widening of the net from sanctioned individuals to their families; (2) the application of the evasion provisions to foreign persons; (3) the bringing of new classes within existing sanctions.The New York Law Journal, December 8, 2017
- August 24, 2012
- House Financial Services Subcommittee on "Oversight and Investigations Hearing on Current and Evolving Trends in Terrorist Financing"September 28, 2010