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Stephanie Silverston’s practice is focused on civil fraud, contentious insolvency, and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. She represents high-net-worth individuals, businesses, and insolvency practitioners in complex commercial litigation, civil fraud matters, and crisis management.

Stephanie’s experience includes bringing and responding to freezing orders and proprietary injunctions, obtaining Norwich Pharmacal Orders, and dealing with asset disclosure and asset protection issues. She has handled cases involving fraud, investigations, commercial disputes, breach of fiduciary duties, and matters involving misrepresentation. She also works with high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients regarding family, trust disputes, and funds and financial services. 

Capabilities

Experience

  • Acted for administrators of connected companies in complex, hard fought proceedings involving a large-scale fraud, parallel SFO and FCA investigations, and the use of the administrators’ statutory powers and injunctive relief.°
  • Acted for a Russian businessman in respect of a claim brought by an organ of the Russian State, in relation to alleged participation in a large-scale fraud leading to the collapse of a bank.°
  • Acted for an UHNW client defending a claim for knowing receipt and dishonest assistance with parallel foreign criminal proceedings. Obtained security for costs against a foreign state-owned oil company.°
  • Acted for HNW defendants and their companies who were served with a worldwide freezing order in respect of a claim for secret commissions and diversion of profits which was settled in the early stages of litigation, prior to defences being filed.°
  • Obtained a post-judgment freezing order for a Saudi prince in a high-profile shareholder dispute, which involved cross-unfair prejudice petitions and the assertion of sovereign immunity.°
  • Obtained Norwich Pharmacal relief against a number of banks in order to trace into the proceeds of a fraud and assets purchased with those proceeds.°
  • Acted for an UHNW family in a significant, high profile family dispute, defending sham trust claims against trusts in multiple jurisdictions including Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Jersey.°
  • Acted for an auction house in relation to obtaining a worldwide asset-freezing injunction against a member of the royal family of Qatar and one of the world's most prolific collectors of art and antiquities in support of U.S. proceedings and the subsequent recovery in full of the outstanding debt.°
  • Acted for a charity and family members to recover assets from a substantial estate from which they had been disinherited. The dispute concerned issues of lack of capacity, want of knowledge and approval and undue influence.°
  • Defended an individual in an alleged jewellery theft and conspiracy claim.°
  • Negotiated a settlement with a bank on behalf of a charitable trust in connection with fraudulent transfers.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Silverston prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Associates Committee, Commercial Litigators' Forum, 2021-Present
  • Member, International Association of Young Lawyers, 2021-Present
  • Member, Young Fraud Lawyers Association, 2017-Present
  • Member, Fraud Women’s Network, 2017-Present

Credentials

Education
  • LPC, BPP Law School
  • GDL, BPP University
  • B.A. (Hons), University College London
Admissions
  • England and Wales
Languages
  • French, Conversational