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EVENTS 28 OCTOBER 2020

Founding partner Nicholas Bortman spoke on panel at ThoughtLeaders4’s Fraud, Insolvency, Recovery and Enforcement (FIRE) Middle East webinar on 27 October. Joining a panel of experts, Nicholas discussed key Asset Recovery issues across the region. A...

COMMENTARY 29 SEPTEMBER 2020

Raedas partner and director of non-profit FIND Nicholas Bortman is quoted in a recent article by Justice Rapid Response, alongside FIND director Louisa Barnett. Nicholas and Louisa co-founded FIND in 2020, a non-profit practice that investigates the financial...

COMMENTARY 30 JUNE 2020

In recent years facial recognition technology has moved from being a staple of science fiction to an everyday reality. Technology firms can now collect and process billions of images from the Web and deliver analysis virtually instantly to law enforcement...

FIRM NEWS 25 JUNE 2020

Raedas have been awarded Chambers and Partners’ only Band 1 ranking for Litigation Support: Investigations this year and have achieved a Band 2 ranking for Asset Tracing & Recovery (Investigations) global – the highest position awarded to...

FIRM NEWS 24 JUNE 2020

Raedas has launched a non-profit organisation called FIND to investigate perpetrators of human rights abuses, war crimes and environmental harm on behalf of victims, charities and NGOs. FIND focuses on corporate malpractice and economic crimes, including...

EVENTS 20 MAY 2020

In the aftermath of COVID-19 businesses will need to have resilient defences against fraud and corruption and the ability to take effective action whenever those defences are breached. In this webinar Raedas founding partner Andrew Wordsworth, Mishcon  de...

COMMENTARY 14 MAY 2020

Partner and co-founder Nicholas Bortman discusses the reality of investigations where contentious work and high stakes are the name of the game, predictions for a post COVID-19 world, and shares some anecdotes along the way. You can listen to the podcast,...

EVENTS 29 APRIL 2020

Founding partner Joana Rego spoke on panel at ThoughtLeaders4’s Fraud, Insolvency, Recovery and Enforcement (FIRE) webinar on 29 April. The topic discussed by the panellists was ‘Hot Topics in the New World Order’ in the context of fraud,...

COMMENTARY 27 APRIL 2020

As the spread of the coronavirus limits travel and shutters archives, investigators are looking to pandemic-proof repositories of evidence. One such source springs from the Foreign Agents Registration Act (‘FARA’), US legislation devised over 80 years ago...

COMMENTARY 3 APRIL 2020

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic threatens economic stability and business as usual, will we see an increase in white collar crime as a direct consequence of the ‘new normal’: social distancing and isolation, limited direct oversight of...

FIRM NEWS 24 MARCH 2020

As a firm with a global business and client base, we are deeply aware of the impact of COVID-19 for businesses and people across the globe. We are following local government advice and have adjusted our work practices. While travel is restricted for the...

COMMENTARY 4 MARCH 2020

How would you picture an offshore tax haven? A Caribbean island with sandy beaches and palm trees or snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures? While you would probably imagine the former, two new offshore zones in Russia now offer certain companies the same...

EVENTS 25 FEBRUARY 2020

In celebration of International Women’s Day we are hosting a ‘women in disputes’ breakfast panel and networking event. Raedas partner Joana Rego will moderate a discussion with trailblazers Kate Bright, founder of UMBRA International Group...

EVENTS 17 FEBRUARY 2020

On 13 February we held a webinar on investigators & strategic communications consultants: a vital collaboration in any litigation strategy. Raedas partner Nicholas Bortman and case manager Jenna Burton spoke alongside senior consultants Alex Just and...

COMMENTARY 11 FEBRUARY 2020

On 6 December 2019, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group V (Insolvency Law) hosted a Colloquium in Vienna on civil asset tracing and recovery. The one-day Colloquium brought together over 100 attendees. This...

FIRM NEWS 27 JANUARY 2020

Andrew Wordsworth has been invited to present on ‘Preparing and defending your clients from raids in the former Soviet Union’ at the C5 International Disputes and Asset Recovery conference, 29 January 2020. The conference will be held in London....

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....

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...