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6th Annual Asset Recovery International
5 - 7 February 2025
The ConradDublin

Maureen Ward
Partner at Bennett Jones (Canada)


Maureen Ward is a leading fraud and asset recovery lawyer working extensively in the area of litigation related to fraud and financial crime.

Maureen is co-head of the fraud law group and represents stakeholders from multiple industries in complex domestic and international cross-border litigation, internal investigations and multi-jurisdictional disputes. She frequently provides swift legal and strategic advice after the discovery of a fraud including by attending at court to seek urgent tracing and freezing orders. Her practice also includes handling contentious cross-border insolvencies that involve fraud, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards and anti-money laundering and corruption compliance investigations.

Frequently appearing in court, her advocacy experience includes litigation of issues regarding Ponzi schemes, offshore banking, bank liability, data-breaches, bills of exchange, investment disputes, tracing assets in high-value contentious disputes, insurance fidelity claims, secret commissions, major contractual disputes, international letters of credit and bankruptcy matters. In addition to these practice areas, Maureen's work also spans a broad range of matters including commercial arbitration proceedings.

Maureen is an Officer of the International Bar Association Asset Recovery Committee and is ranked by Chambers for their Global Wide Asset Recovery category. She is on the steering committee of the International Fraud Group and is a co-founder of the North American Chapter of CFAAR, a crypto fraud and asset recovery network. She is also a member of the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Advocates Society.

Agenda Sessions

  • Big fraud, ordinary victims