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COMMENTARY 27 NOVEMBER 2019

Disputes today are more international and more diabolic. This is an era where a US$50 billion award is not only conceivable, it’s history. With stakes that high, every possible advantage has to be on the table. The investigative industry has been supporting...

EVENTS 18 NOVEMBER 2019

Joana Rego spoke alongside co-panelists Gretchen King (co-founder of Vantage Intelligence) and Polly Sprenger (partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman) at the Offshore Alert conference in London on Monday 11 November. The lively discussion, which focused on the...

FIRM NEWS 22 OCTOBER 2019

Founding partners Andrew Wordsworth, Nicholas Bortman and Joana Rego set up the specialist investigations firm Raedas in September 2016. As we celebrate our three year anniversary, we reflect on our growth and our Chambers Band 1 ranking with an eye on the...

FIRM NEWS 27 JULY 2019

Raedas has been ranked Band 1 in Chambers’ first ever guide to investigators in Litigation Support. In the category ‘Litigation Support: Business Intelligence and Investigations’, we are praised for being “highly respected experts in...

EVENTS 4 JUNE 2019

Partner Joana Rego spoke on panel at KNect365’s first Asset Recovery LATAM series in São Paulo today. The session, entitled “Judgement – But is the battle over?” discussed the challenges and solutions regarding asset tracing in Latin America. Joana...

COMMENTARY 16 NOVEMBER 2018

We have published an article looking at the perils of recovery in India and promise in the country’s new bankruptcy law. In it we dissect one of the most expansive private investigations in India and reflect on lessons learned from this cautionary tale.Read...

EVENTS 12 NOVEMBER 2018

Speaking at an OffshoreAlert conference this week, Partner Andrew Wordsworth discussed the ways in which litigation funding is changing the role of the private investigator and transforming the industry’s traditional business model. He spoke alongside Masha...

EVENTS 14 OCTOBER 2018

Partner Joana Rego spoke on the ‘Fraud and Private Investigation’ panel this week, as part of the Quadrant Chambers’ event series on Fraud. The discussion reviewed critical issues surrounding the use of private investigations, GDPR, and the practice of...

EVENTS 15 SEPTEMBER 2017

This week Partner Joana Rego spoke at the Kazan Legal International Legal Forum on key issues surrounding enforcements in Russia. The session, moderated by Alina Kudriavtseva and Egorov Puginsky of Afanasiev & Partners looked at The Russian Enforcement...

COMMENTARY 30 MAY 2017

It is increasingly difficult to enforce awards and judgements in a world where respondents’ assets are structured by sophisticated financial advisors and scattered across countries with different legal frameworks. This is especially true in Ukraine and...

COMMENTARY 5 APRIL 2017

Asset tracing is a cornerstone of our business. Here the search for the proverbial “paper trail” presents constant hurdles. To unlock the financial puzzle of our subjects’ assets, we not only have to find evidence but also obtain it in a proper...

COMMENTARY 21 MARCH 2017

One of the challenges we face assisting counsel with worldwide asset recovery is the need to identify and gather evidence without access to confidential data. While we use every (legal) investigative methodology possible, we also look for situations where...

COMMENTARY 21 FEBRUARY 2017

This article is the second in a two-part series exploring the mechanics and motives of criminal investigations in Russia. How and why do powerful interests manipulate the Russian judicial system? In routine civil disputes, commercial litigation or low-stakes...

COMMENTARY 21 FEBRUARY 2017

This article is the first in a two-part series exploring the mechanics and motives of criminal investigations in Russia. Criminal cases play a major role in commercial and political disputes in Russia. A range of law enforcement agencies and government bodies...

COMMENTARY 14 FEBRUARY 2017

Imagine a country where several government officials have skimmed hundreds of millions of dollars from public contracts over the course of a decade. If we can directly link those dollars – today comprising cash in bank accounts, seafront villas, superyachts...

COMMENTARY 2 FEBRUARY 2017

Social media is a rich source of evidence and intelligence in disputes. Whether trying to locate someone for service, identify a yacht in the Mediterranean or a villa in France or just confirm a relationship between two individuals, people let their guard...

COMMENTARY 24 JANUARY 2017

Judges in the local ‘onshore’ courts of the Arabian Gulf are generally uncomfortable with witness testimony in litigation proceedings. In fact documentary evidence is often the only evidence that will be accepted. In a region where the line between public...

COMMENTARY 17 JANUARY 2017

The controversy around the leaked ‘Trump dossier’ highlights the challenges of information gathering in Russia. But it also suggests a looming threat to the legal process as disinformation grows more sophisticated and likely to be deployed in...

COMMENTARY 12 JANUARY 2017

We often sit in on debates among legal teams over the merits of filing a criminal complaint to put pressure on counterparties, an essential strategy in complex disputes. Such a tactic can carry risk for the claimant. However, in some countries, particularly...