Litigator Lincoln Caylor advises clients on international economic crimes from asset-tracing investigations and asset-recovery litigation, to enforcement actions in complex, global financial frauds and related internal investigations, including Canada's anti-money laundering regime.
In 2021, Chambers & Partners Global-wide Asset Tracing & Recovery ranked Lincoln as its sole Canadian-based litigator once again. According to a friendly competitor, “he's the first port of call for any of this work that touches on Canadian territory."
"He's an excellent advocate," a market peer affirms, "he's very good on his feet and will provide you with objective advice without ever getting rattled easily by the situation."
Chambers & Partners, 2021
"Within legal circles Lincoln is undoubtedly considered the number-one asset recovery lawyer in Canada."
Given his familiarity with multifaceted mandates, Lincoln often helps clients through complex proceedings while simultaneously planning with international counterparts to develop and implement cross-border litigation and asset-recovery strategies and solutions.
Lincoln leads US$4.5-billion appellate proceedings in Canada linked to Stanford International Bank, Antigua. He partnered with H.M.B. Holdings Ltd., the longtime owner of the Half Moon Bay Hotel, to enforce judgment against Antigua and Barbuda. Lincoln also counsels Cypriot company Luxtona in a US$700-million investor-state arbitration dispute, related to the Yukos litigation. He is counsel to an international liquidator tracing over $2 billion laundered through Canada's public markets.
Clients repeatedly highlight his dedication and solid track record, collectively noting him as a National Leader in Who’s Who Legal: Canada - Litigation 2020. The publication remarks that he "is a well-respected name who stands out for his excellence in asset recovery litigation, enforcement and multi-jurisdictional fraud cases.”
Lincoln’s professional impact is notable amongst peers who regard him as an influencer in and out of the courtroom. He co-founded and frequently cooperates with Fellows of The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, a collaboration between elite public and private litigation professionals and the Basel Institute on Governance to expand worldwide access to solutions in economic crime cases.
Lincoln served as a governor and vice-chairman of Upper Canada College and is a past chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Barrow Foundation. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors for The Macdonald Laurier Institute. Lincoln is a proud recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his devotion to Canada.