Services – Anti-Fraud & Corruption | Cross Border Commercial Disputes | Asset Recovery

Our team at Primerio is intimately familiar with crucial anti-corruption; anti-bribery and anti-money laundering legislation, both domestically and across Africa, including the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Practices Act, Foreign Corrupt Bribery Act, UK Bribery Act; Prevention of Organized Crime Act.

We have also counselled several corporations and individuals ranging from compliance to sophisticated investigations, appearing before Commissions of Inquiry, conducting forensic audits and defending criminal investigations on behalf of clients.

Primerio is the sole representative of the ICC’s Fraudnet – a global asset recovery network with partners strategically position around the world. In conjunction with Fraudnet, Primerio is able to offer clients a cross border asset recovery solution.

Whistleblowing and internal reporting is increasingly important for firms to ensure that they have adequate controls in place to detect and remedy potential compliance risks. Primerio is able to guide both firms and individuals in relation to whistleblowing regimes and ensure that rights and the safety and protection as well as the commercial and legal interests of those implicated are best protected.

Complex commercial litigation is a key focus area of Primerio, and team has experience in handling sophisticated and complex commercial and cross border litigation.


  • Primerio directors, John Oxenham and Michael-James Currie, counselled Centerbridge/Conservatorium in one of the largest civil claims in South African history following the Steinhoff collapse involving legal proceedings in South Africa, Netherlands and South Africa Our team is capable and frequently appears before High Court’s, Appeal Courts and Arbitrations.
  • Represented Monsanto Inc in relation to its litigation against Bowman Gilfillan regarding conflict of interest allegations before the Gauteng High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal.
  • Represented Nu Metro Filmed Entertainment (Pty) Ltd, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Disney Enterprises, Inc., Warner Bros Entertainment Inc. Videovision Entertainment (Pty) Ltd and Universal Studios before the Cape High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal pertaining to the infringement of licensing rights.