Our experienced team works with leading law firms, corporates, financial institutions, individuals and public sector bodies on complex investigation and asset recovery matters both in the UK and globally (including in offshore financial centres). Our experienced team includes experts with backgrounds in forensic accounting, financial crime and criminal investigations and forensic technology, we have access to a much wider network of intelligence and investigation experts in most jurisdictions.
We undertake investigations for various purposes, including identifying and investigating wrongdoing by individuals and corporates, regulatory investigations, corruption and bribery investigations, investigations arising from contentious insolvency matters and electronic frauds. We are instructed in matters of varying sizes, ranging from low value employee frauds to multi-jurisdictional investigations. However, in all instances, we believe that the key to successful investigations is to act promptly as the chances of securing vital evidence can be reduced by delays (as well as swift action often maximizing recoveries).
Our work is undertaken both within and outside of formal legal proceedings but where matters become legal (both civil and criminal), our team has extensive experience in presenting complex evidence in an easily comprehensible manner and giving evidence under cross-examination.
When it comes to responding to a legal matter, time is of the essence, and many disputes now require many thousands of electronic documents and emails to be reviewed and assessed before disclosure to opposing counsel and court. Our experts can assist at all stages of an eDiscovery exercise, from identifying and preserving initial data, through to document review and production.
Cross-border asset recovery
We deliver cross-border asset recovery services to clients all over the world, providing project management and litigation support to locate and repatriate the proceeds of fraud and corruption hidden in foreign jurisdictions.
Our expertise in financial investigations, asset tracing and dispute resolution in cross-border matters means we can deliver practical solutions to seemingly complex issues for a range of clients. Our Cross-Border Asset Recovery team specialises in financial investigations, asset tracing and recovery and data analysis and intelligence with a physical presence in the UK, Caribbean, Cyprus, and Mauritius.
The team regularly consults with governments, law firms, banks, corporations, and NGO's, leading high profile and complex investigations in bribery, corruption, malfeasance, conflicts of interest, embezzlement and stolen sovereign wealth and recovered assets for clients and victims of fraud, corruption, and misconduct. Using our knowledge of insolvency as an asset recovery tool in offshore jurisdictions, we ascertain the key facts for clients, recover financial losses and repatriate stolen assets.
The services we provide include: