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International Asset Recovery: Judicial Enforcement

(204 Ratings)

Produced on: October 28, 2014

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 95 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

In this program, attorney Eugene Becker from Becker Law and Miller Thomson partner Douglas Best discuss the attachment and injunctive processes in relation to selected jurisdictions, including the Mareva/freezing order. This includes various claims of causes of action and how they may be used in the discovery and recovery process. The program concludes by summarizing the ingredients for a successful asset discovery and recovery project.


Learning Objectives: 

I.    Understand the attachment and injunctive process

II.   Recognize the Mareva/freeze order

III.  Summarize the process of asset discovery and recovery


Eugene Becker

Eugene S. Becker is the senior principal of Becker Law in New York City. He is admitted to practice before various courts in Australia and South Africa, and is licensed in New York under the Judiciary Law as a foreign lawyer.

Mr. Becker has been in legal professional practice since 1981 and has, throughout much of that time, been involved in multinational litigation and arbitration projects in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.

He develops recovery models and assists in their execution in a multijurisdicational context. Mr. Becker has written and delivered many papers on multinational litigation, with particular emphasis on developing admissible discovery and recovery within a fraud context.

Professional Licenses

   * New York, Licensed Legal Consultant

   * Australia

   * South Africa


   * Master of Comparative Law, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 1993

   * Bachelor of Laws, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1980

   * Bachelor of Arts, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1978


   * New York Member, Association of European Attorneys

   * Past Member, Africa Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Douglas Best

Miller Thompson

Douglas Best has a broad commercial litigation practice with particular emphasis on corporate fraud, employment law, administrative law, regulatory law and general contractual claims and disputes.


Acting predominantly for corporations for more than 25 years, he has gained considerable knowledge and expertise in a range of industries including transportation, real estate and financial services.


Mr. Best also has particular expertise with respect to various injunction type proceedings, including those relating to the preservation and quick recovery of assets: Mareva injunctions, Anton Pillar orders and Norwich orders.


Mr. Best is result-oriented and is committed to providing well-reasoned counsel. He has also written and spoken on various issues over the course of his career, most notably for the transportation industry on defending claims against carriers and for those clients seeking to recover assets taken in fraudulent circumstances.


In addition to being a senior partner of the firm, Doug was also the firm's former General Counsel, and a former member of Miller Thomson’s National Executive Committee.



  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors, The Canadian Centre for Diversity (Formerly the Canadian Council for Christians and Jews)
  • Director, The Canadian Transport Lawyers Association



  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association 
  • The Canadian Transport Lawyers’ Association
  • The (American) Transportation Lawyers’ Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - Toronto Chapter
  • The Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada



  • LL.B., University of Western Ontario, 1981
  • University of Western Ontario, 1978



  • Getting the Deal Through, Asset Recovery (Canadian Chapter), 2014
  • Winning for the Carrier: Avoiding the Palm Tree (Again), The Canadian Transport Lawyers' Association Annual Convention, 2013
  • Norwich Orders: a Tool for Tracing and Protecting Assets When Having Fallen Victim to Fraud, Corporate Liability, 2011


Catherine D.

experts truly!

Sheldon M.

Good course.

Vladimir R.

Great course.

Alison C.

Excellent course, all 3 sessions.

Wendy W.

very interesting. THX

Cynthia H.

Very interesting topic area.

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