Timothy de Swardt is a barrister admitted in England and the BVI who regularly represents high-value clients in enforcing international judgments and recovering offshore assets, often in cases arising from misappropriation, fraud and the proceeds of crime. Mr de Swardt also handles cross-border insolvency cases and trusts and estates disputes.
Mr de Swardt regularly appears in high-stakes matters in the BVI and England, including in misfeasance claims by the liquidators of Barrington Capital Group against its former director, and multiple judgment enforcement actions, including a US$1.2 billion judgment award against Tata Sons Ltd on behalf of NTT DoCoMo Inc, and a US$9 billion arbitration award against the Republic of Nigeria on behalf of Process & Industrial Developments Ltd.
Through his global asset recovery practice, Mr de Swardt has worked extensively with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions such as Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, the Cayman Islands, the Cook Islands, Cyprus, Dubai, Liechtenstein, Nevis, New Zealand, Russia, Switzerland and the United States.
Who’s Who Legal has ranked Mr de Swardt as a leading asset recovery lawyer, commenting that he ‘enjoys the praise of peers on the international stage and is known for his proficiency-enforcing foreign judgments and assisting in the recovery of offshore assets’.
Before joining Kobre & Kim in the BVI, Mr de Swardt practiced at the Chambers of William Clegg QC, 2 Bedford Row, in London.