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Cary Kochberg


Cary Kochberg

Cary Kochberg is an experienced litigator who offers his clients an unparalleled wealth of experience. You only need to look at the iconic matters of which Cary has been at the forefront to understand the knowledge he offers. The on-going BTA Bank litigation is one which has been referred to as 'extraordinary litigation on a large scale' and 'the most ground-breaking recent case by common consensus'. Hogan Lovells' role has received numerous other accolades, including the prestigious 2014 American Lawyer Global dispute team award. In announcing that award, American Lawyer noted that 'Hogan Lovells sought and received remedies that were once unthinkable even in the U.K.' Other such cases include Madoff (acting for Madoff's Trustee in bankruptcy). Historically, Cary has worked on a number of other very complex high profile matters such as Barings/Nick Leeson, the Equitable Life restructuring and BCCI. Cary is also regularly involved in sensitive internal company investigations and related regulatory and/or criminal proceedings and in cross border shareholder disputes (often involving the CIS).

Although based in London, Cary's work is almost always international. His experience and knowledge spans a range of jurisdictions around the world, including the CIS, USA, BVI, Cayman, Cyprus, Switzerland, France, Germany and Hong Kong. Whether it is cross-border disputes involving civil fraud, contentious insolvency, business restructuring or shareholder disputes Cary is comfortable in advising on a wide range of matters. He is not only sought after for courtroom battles but also in the academic sector too. He is a regular on the conference circuit speaking on civil fraud and insolvency related matters. In addition, Cary has contributed chapters and content to several leading texts in his fields.

'Sources praise Cary Kochberg as 'very straightforward' and 'rock steady under pressure.' He has significant experience in fraud investigations and asset-tracing proceedings, as well as contentious insolvency'

Chambers UK 2016

Representative experience

Acting for BTA Bank (Kazakhstan) on various investigations into multi-million dollar frauds.

Acted for the liquidators of BCCI on various fraud and asset tracing claims.

Education and admissions


  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada, 1984
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1981
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