The movement of assets has never been easier. Funds can be transferred around the world instantaneously, and the changing world of offshore finance means that it can be relatively easy to set up complex corporate structures to hide the true ownership of assets.
When litigation is contemplated, it is vital to work out if there is any prospect of enforcement and recovery at the end of it. If judgement has been awarded, it is often necessary to refresh the current state of affairs, to trace down people and assets to enable that judgment to be converted into cash.
Our team combines cyber intelligence skills with traditional investigative techniques to find hidden connections and critical evidence buried in open source material. We go beyond the traditional investigatory process using the latest technology and our in-house data sources and methods to make this task more effective.
Alongside our asset enforcement and recovery lawyers, we help unpick complex offshore ownership structures and compile evidence of ultimate beneficial ownership and asset control, and work alongside our lawyers to pursue disclosure orders and unlock financial data.
We have experience of identifying sovereign state assets to enable monetisation of international arbitral awards. We are regularly appointed by insolvency practitioners to find assets for creditors and have undertaken a great deal of work facilitating the recovery of non-performing loan portfolios for financial institutions.