Adrian Cottrell - Senior Associate

Adrian has eight years’ experience undertaking intelligence gathering and analysis in South America, Southeast Asia and the UK.  Having lived and worked in Argentina for eight years’ and been posted to Brazil, Paraguay and Montenegro on diplomacy and law enforcement projects, Adrian brings in depth socio-political understanding of the Latin American region to his casework.

Before joining Raedas Adrian worked at the National Crime Agency where he focused on strategic intelligence projects. Prior to this, Adrian worked at the Federation Against Copyright Theft where he specialised in analysing intelligence concerning intellectual property crime, identifying offshore assets and mapping complex corporate ownership structures, and carrying out multijurisdictional enhanced due diligence investigations.

Adrian has experience working as a senior officer at Interpol where he managed cases of international law enforcement cooperation and provided operational intelligence support on overseas missions. Adrian has also carried out political research at the European Union’s embassy to Thailand and Burma (Myanmar) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

Notable casework includes supporting an investigation into multi-million-pound copyright infringement of rights holders’ broadcast media and brands, and gathering evidence to support intellectual property litigation. Adrian’s due diligence investigations have uncovered connections to sanctions, politically exposed persons, corruption, money laundering and fraud.

Adrian is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS).