Martin Kenney is one of the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers, specialising in multi-jurisdictional economic crime and international serious fraud. He has acted for international banks, insurance companies, individual investors, and other private and governmental institutions.
Today Martin is one of Who’s Who Legal (WWL) 2020 Global Elite Thought Leaders in asset recovery worldwide. Also, from 2017 to this day, Martin has been ranked by WWL as the number one asset recovery lawyer in the offshore world.
He is the recipient of the highest award given by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, with 85,000 members worldwide,The Cressey Award, in 2014.
Based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Martin is founder and managing partner of Martin Kenney & Co, Solicitors . The firm’s work lies at the intersection of cross-border insolvency, creditors’ rights, and complex commercial litigation.
Martin is a practising solicitor advocate of the senior courts of England & Wales and the Eastern Caribbean at the BVI and at St Vincent & the Grenadines; a non-practising barrister and solicitor of British Columbia; and a licensed foreign legal consultant in the state of New York.
Leading a team of lawyers, investigators and forensic accountants, Martin is widely regarded as a ground-breaker in the use of pre-emptive remedies, multi-disciplinary teams and professional litigation funding in response to global economic crime, uprooting bank secrets and freezing hidden assets in multiple jurisdictions. He has published and lectured on money laundering, legal and ethical restraints on the conduct of private investigations, and international concealed asset recovery.
He is also a founding member of an elite network of asset recovery lawyers,ICC FraudNet, 77 leading fraud and asset recovery lawyers from 67 countries, which is administered by the Commercial Crime Services division of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Martin has received numerous plaudits for his work. WIRED characterised his firm as “the world's sharpest fraudbusters” , while The Financial Times deemed him a “top international asset chaser” .
The Canadian Lawyer magazine of Toronto added that: “Mr. Kenney just may be, considering his Robin Hood reputation and his bulldog legal tactics, one of the most determined and trusted lawyers around.”
Andrew Gilliland is currently the Head of Litigation at Martin Kenney & Co. in the British Virgin Islands.
Andrew was admitted to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2004 and later also qualified as a solicitor advocate. He is admitted to practice as a solicitor advocate in the British Virgin Islands, England & Wales and St Vincent & the Grenadines.
This practice includes all contentious aspects of commercial and insolvency law. Andrew has also acted in numerous reported commercial disputes within the jurisdiction, frequently in those giving rise to jurisdictional issues.
He is experienced in obtaining, and securing the enforcement of, all forms of urgent interim relief, and works closely with international legal teams on emergency and cross border relief regularly.
Andrew is regularly instructed in large multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes involving jurisdictions such as Cyprus, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Switzerland, France, Bermuda, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Cayman, Belize, Dominica, Antigua, Brazil and Turkey.
In addition, he is often instructed to act in both arbitration proceedings and in the enforcement of high value awards from the world’s leading arbitration jurisdictions.
Andrew is just at home appearing before the Commercial Court and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, as he is giving strategic advice to clients and focusing in achieving commercially valuable results for clients in the most cost effective manner.