Vantage Influence Virtual Event: Leveraging Media, Public Opinion and Politics in High-Stakes Litigation, Disputes and Arbitral Award Enforcement Against Sovereigns 12/01/2024
A special webinar on hosted by ThoughtLeaders4 in partnership with Vantage Influence, delves into the complexities of high-stakes litigation, disputes and enforcement of arbitration awards against sovereign entities.
Our expert panel will offer essential insights into how media and public opinion can influence outcomes in these critical cases:
The webinar will take place on 26 Janaury 2024 at 1:30pm.
Masha Shvetsova co-authored an article titled "Following a Trail Of Breadcrumbs: The Challenges of Enforcing International Insolvency Cases" 06/10/2023
Masha Shvetsova, co-founder of Vantage Intelligence, co-authored an article "Following a Trail Of Breadcrumbs: The Challenges of Enforcing International Insolvency Cases" alongside Ivan Gordienko (Partner) and Alex Green (Associate) Steptoe Johnson that was published by ThoughtLeaders4 FIRE Magazine, Issue 14.
Gretchen King spoke at "Leveraging Corporate Investigators to Maximum Effect" online event on 25 September 2023 08/09/2023
Corporate investigators form a key part of the value chain for asset recovery, yet misconceptions remain. What can investigators do? How do they really operate? This webinar aims at debunking common myths and explaining how asset recovery lawyers can leverage corporate investigation for optimized outcomes.
Gretchen King - Co-Founder - Vantage Intelligence
Nicolas Leroux - SFC Swiss Forensic & Compliance (Switzerland)
Roy Pollitt - Forensic Risk Alliance
Edward H. Davis Jr. - Sequor Law
Alison Jones - Greyhawk
INVESTIGATION TO PROBE CLAIMS OF COLLUSION AMONGST SHORT SELLERS
We were instructed by an AIM-listed telecommunications company to investigate suspected collusion between financial bloggers and investment funds who were alleged to have coordinated an attack on the client’s share price which involved amassing short positions prior to the publication of damaging information about one of the client’s former executives.
Our investigation found that a certain financial blogger was at the forefront of an effort to intentionally and strategically publicize information about the client that was designed to have the most significant negative impact on the client’s stock price.
Through research and extensive covert inquiries with industry sources, we confirmed the relationship between the financial blogger and one particular investment fund – which held shares in the client company and was one of the first funds to adopt a short position – which was also found to be involved in gathering and disseminating damaging information about the client.
CYBER ATTACK RESPONSE
Vantage was retained by a UHNW family in order investigate a hacking incident, the principal result of which was deletion of emails that were due to be submitted as evidence in forthcoming litigation.
The emails were deleted from several personal accounts which were hosted by major international providers. The investigation found that the attackers breached a WiFi network at one of the family homes and used Man-In-The-Middle (MITM) techniques to obtain credentials to the accounts.
Vantage secured client infrastructure and assisted in liaising with the service providers in order to recover the deleted data.
Vantage was retained by the owners of a biotechnology company in order to investigate senior executives who were suspected of defrauding the firm.
Covert forensic recovery of the executives' data was carried out and subsequent analysis revealed that they had incorporated a competitor firm in another jurisdiction and were funnelling business to their own entity with the ultimate objective of completely taking over the business of the firm.
Vantage undertook a multi-jurisdictional asset tracing investigation on behalf of a bank in support of recovering USD 120 million loan from an individual as per his bank guarantees.
Vantage has successfully located the subject and identified his newly acquired identity and citizenship.
After identifying multiple real estate investments structured through a chain of corporate entities as well as proving that the loan funds were used to purchase real estate holdings for his family members, we assisted in initiating bankruptcy proceedings against the subject in the new country of residence and supported fraudulent conveyance argument in courts.