Andrew Wordsworth

Andrew is a pioneer in the use of investigations in legal disputes, navigating clients through the most complex scenarios with direct, solutions-focused advice.

He began his career in the sector  in the mid-1990s and later joined Kroll Associates, before co-founding GPW in 2004. In 2016 he co-founded Raedas.

Over the course of his career, Andrew has specialised in complex investigations, often working in matters involving international multi-stranded litigation. Andrew is expert in asset tracing and has supported the recovery of more than US$4 billion over the course of his career. He has overseen hundreds of mandates on behalf of state-owned and private banks, governments and corporations, aiding in the recovery of a wide range of assets, including cash, receivables, equity, private yachts and aircraft. His investigative teams have produced evidence leading to freezing orders in the UK and across other Common Law jurisdictions and assisted ICSID claimants address questions of corporate veil piercing, sovereign immunity, offshore and trust-based ownership structures.

More broadly Andrew has led high-profile fraud and corruption investigations in the Middle East, Russia and South America and has been engaged in many of the last decade’s most prominent disputes connected to Russia. He frequently works with legal counsel to develop evidence for disclosure orders in the UK and US, integrating these legal instruments into overall case strategy.

Andrew has assisted clients facing serious crises ranging from personal matters involving the threat of arrest, politically motivated tax claims in the FSU, India and Africa, unjustified extradition requests and politically motivated accusations of corruption. Although all crisis situations are different, Andrew is experienced in building multi-disciplinary teams to confront problems as they emerge,  working with legal and PR advisors to produce the desired outcome.