There are a number of illegal scams in operation where our name and those of our lawyers are being abused
We have become aware that our name, and sometimes also the names of individual lawyers within our firm, have been used in a number of unsolicited scam emails and phonecalls. These emails and calls typically seek to attract the victim by suggesting that they are (or can be) the beneficiary of a substantial sum of money, currently often mentioning "the Will of Mr Robert Adler." Another variant relates to the offer of overseas employment or an overseas licence application, often in the Middle East.
Would anyone who receives any such communication including a reference to Clifford Chance and/or a Clifford Chance lawyer please note that neither this firm nor any of our lawyers have any involvement whatsoever in the subject matter of those emails or calls, and that such references are unauthorised and unlawful. There is a well documented history of these sorts of scams seeking to prey on unwitting victims. Commonly they offer substantial sums or a desirable employment or investment opportunity, but in reality, they result only in the victims parting with their own money, which is never seen again, or their personal data, which is used in other illegal activities.
An example of another kind of scam involves the assertion by a person called Dale Maharaj of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada that our firm is acting for him or for people associated with him in a financing transaction. Again, please note that this is untrue.
Unfortunately, the above is not an exhaustive list of such frauds and scams - new ones are being invented all the time. Please act cautiously for your own protection.
We recommend that any such communications are deleted, and not responded to. If you would like to notify us or check whether a communication is genuine, then please use the "Report fraud" topic on the contact us page.