Case Study

Urgent crisis management following escalations between the US and Iran

Middle East



We were engaged by one of the largest law firms in the Middle East for a scenario-specific security assessment following a US strike on an Iranian military leader. This programme included the collection of relevant threat intelligence on the current situation (including the location and status of regional forces, such as the US, Iran, Saudi and the UAE), the identification of most likely threats, and advising on the deployment of emergency security measures to protect their colleagues across the Middle East. It also included an assessment of the firm's regional presence to include specific locations and their proximity to potential military or civilian targets, their proximity to Iranian missile launch bases, and their exposure to an escalation between the US, Iran and other regional powers. This then formed the basis of a longer-term strategy to prepare the organisation for crisis, and to set the scene for a ‘step change’ in how the client’s organisation deals with high impact threats like limited or large-scale conflict.

Outcomes for the client

  • A single point of contact for advice on emergency security projects to protect their colleagues
  • An assessment of regional travel patterns and travel risk management measures applied to this
  • Greater situational awareness around the threat environment in the Middle East through social media monitoring and subject matter expert analysis for the duration of the engagement to kick-start intelligence management
  • Improved processes, teams and technologies for an interim period to deal with emergencies while a larger strategy was developed

Project leads

Laura Hawkes
Head of Intelligence
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Jake Hernandez
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