Arseny Barkovskiy, Head of Cyber and Field Operations attended IDEX in February 2023. IDEX is a Tri-Service Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi attended by international decision-makers from the defence industry, governments, armed forces and military personnel.
The discussion panel considered the roles of investigators – what can they do legally, what is illegal, is there a grey zone and does this differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
Arseny Barkovskiy, Head of Cyber and Field Operations at Vantage Intelligence joined experts at a seminar "Search and Recovery of Assets Abroad: New Trends, Hacks and Pitfalls" at Kelia Club Moscow hosted by investment community A1 Class on 16 June 2021.
Vantage was ranked in Band 2 for excellence in Global Asset Tracing and Recovery investigations by 2021 Chambers and Partners Litigation Support Guide.
Industry peers commented that “Vantage have shown themselves to be by far the most accurate firm we’ve worked with, and they punch above their weight compared to larger intelligence outfits and deliver outstanding service".
Eugene Dizenko, Managing Director of Vantage Intelligence, joined other experts on a panel titled "Russia & The CIS: Tips For Conducting Investigations & Gathering Information" during Offshore Alert Annual Conference on 10 December 2020.
Vantage was ranked in the 2020 Chambers and Partners Litigation Support Guide for investigative expertise on a global scale
Vantage was ranked in Band 2 for excellence in Global Asset Tracing and Recovery investigations by Chambers and Partners. Industry peers commented that Vantage has “serious intellectual depth” and that the company is a “top-of-the-class operation”.
Gretchen King was identified as a notable practitioner in the industry. She was described by anonymous sources as “at the top of the game for this work” and “very, very creative and for years has honed her skill in evidence gathering”.
On 21 April 2020, Gretchen King attended the 2020 Board of Trustees meeting for the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), the academic research centre based in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.
The Trustees received a briefing from Dr. Shiraz Maher, Director of ICSR, on ICSR’s most recent work on far-right extremism and on the Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) project. Vantage will collaborate with ICSR on updating and maintaining ICSR’s open source intelligence (OSINT) capabilities.
Vantage has recruited multiple members of staff from the Department of War Studies at King's College who will continue to support ICSR’s research.
Masha Shvetsova, Co-Founder of Vantage Intelligence, was pleased to join Conyers’ Partner and Head of BVI Litigation & Restructuring and Office, Mark Forte and Head of Cayman Islands Ligation & Restructuring, and Alex Potts QC for a breakfast briefing on Friday, 28 February entitled “Myth Busters – Asset Tracing in Cayman, Bermuda and BVI”.
The briefing was attended by leading insolvency and asset tracing practitioners from around the world at the Asset Recovery International conference in Dublin.
Gretchen King, Co-Founder of Vantage Intelligence, participated in a panel discussion with Joana Rego, Partner at Raedas, and Polly Sprenger, Partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman, at the Offshore Alert Conference in London on November 11, 2019.
The discussion, moderated by Bernard O’Sullivan, Partner at CMS, discussed the issues investigators now face as a result of GDPR legislation and the continuing trend by legal adversaries to target investigators as a way to detract from the core dispute.
Gretchen and Joana discussed mechanisms for defending against ancillary legal action and remaining discreet, while Polly pointed out instances where investigators were perceived to have crossed ethical and / or legal lines and advocated for additional regulation across the industry.
Masha Shvetsova was pleased to join Mikhail Fridman, a founder of Alfa-Group, Mikhail Khabarov, CEO of National Bank TRUST, Alexander Tsipkin, PR expert and Dmitriy Pankov, extradition expert to discuss Comprehensive Solutions for Complex Commercial Disputes during a day briefing on 17 October, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Moscow hosted by A1 Investment Group.