Tobias routinely provides investigative support in international litigation and arbitration across Russia/CIS, MENA, Sub-Saharan Africa, North America as well as offshore jurisdictions in Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.
Evidence gathered by Tobias has been submitted to the High Court of England and Wales, US federal courts in the Southern District of New York, European courts and arbitral tribunals constituted under the rules of ICSID, LCIA, ICC and other regional arbitration centres, in support of worldwide freezing orders, Norwich Pharmacal applications, section 1782 applications and civil fraud proceedings.
Tobias’ recent cases include an investigation into the asset position of a banker based in the UK in support of insolvency proceedings in the UK and ancillary Chapter 15 proceedings in the US, resulting in a worldwide freezing order in excess of GBP 700 million and a bankruptcy order; an investigation into corruption at a CIS state-owned company and potential collusion between government officials in support of a multi-billion ICSID investment arbitration; tracing the assets of a sovereign European state for the enforcement of an anticipated multi-billion US dollar arbitral award for a mining investor and many others. In addition to casework, Tobias has extensive experience in providing consultancy and intelligence services in relation to the US, UK and EU sanctions regimes.
Tobias is a member of the International Bar Association’s LFMC ESG subcommittee. He regularly contributes to panels on international arbitration, sanctions, asset recovery and investigative support of legal proceedings.
A native German speaker, Tobias is fluent in Russian and speaks conversational Ukrainian and French. He has lived and worked in Germany, Russia and Kyrgystan.