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.
Based in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), Martin is founder and managing partner of Martin Kenney & Co, Solicitors (MKS). The firm’s work lies at the intersection of cross-border insolvency, creditors’ rights, and complex commercial litigation.
Today Martin is ranked among the world’s leading asset recovery lawyers worldwide by Chambers & Partners, and is considered one of Who’s Who Legal (WWL) global elite Thought Leaders. From 2017-19 he was ranked as the world’s number one asset recovery lawyer offshore by WWL.
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.
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; and a licensed foreign legal consultant in the state of New York. As of June 2022, he is also a Visiting Professor at the School of Justice at UCLan, the University of Central Lancashire, a top criminology and policing academic centre in the UK.
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, 86 leading fraud and asset recovery lawyers from 73 countries, which is administered by the Commercial Crime Services division of the International Chamber of Commerce.
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.”