Case Study

Intelligence and due diligence in Russia & CIS

Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States



We assisted an international law firm on an ongoing civil litigation case. The client, a group of investors from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), had been defrauded out of tens of millions of pounds, which had been laundered through Europe. Our investigation took place in the CIS, Russia, Europe and the UK, and involved in-depth investigation and on the ground enquiries to map out the fraud and the flow of money. In order to support a freezing order application, our team used open and closed source research, corporate records searches, in-country assets, social media analytics and covert methodology to identify tangible assets in excess of GBP 100 million. This then supported an international freezing order and successful resolution.

Outcomes for the client

  • Identified evidence of criminal activity
  • Identified substantial assets
  • Supported a successful international freezing order

Project leads

Simon Davison
Director of Investigations
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