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Our clients view us as a trusted partner who supports their needs in challenging times; that means we are perceived as an active participant in resolving matters, not just as another peripheral service provider.
ASSET PROTECTION AND RECOVERY
  • Investigations and asset tracing in support of judgment enforcement actions, including identification of assets of sovereigns, corporations, and individuals, and strategies to exert pressure to recover assets.
  • Identification of beneficial owners and precise mapping of complex offshore structures.
  • Investigations to obtain evidence of corporate raiding in CIS countries, for use domestically and in foreign courts in support of the aggrieved parties.
  • Asset tracing and recovery strategies for banks with significant non-performing loan portfolios.

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LITIGATION SUPPORT
  • Investigations in support of dispute resolution prior to the initiation of litigation or arbitration.
  • Evidence gathering in support of litigation and arbitration, with a unique ability to identify and develop witnesses and sources as well as provide intelligence in support of settlement.
  • Strategic guidance in negotiations and dispute resolution involving emerging or opaque markets.
  • Evidence collection in support of freezing and discovery actions worldwide including evidence of assets held by plaintiffs or judgment-debtors directly and through offshore structures.
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CYBER SECURITY AND FORENSICS
  • In-house cyber security and forensics capability to conduct and oversee investigations, which benefits our clients from the standpoints of expertise, security and cost-effectiveness.
  • Investigations and forensics services including recovery and analysis of systems, disk images and email archives. Deployment of technical and physical surveillance.
  • Security assessments (Penetration Testing) and incident response, leveraging our team's experience from both offensive and defensive operations to examine incident information and technical logs to confirm a breach, followed by full incident analysis.
  • Corporate security governance and compliance with laws and regulations. Implementation of effective and relevant policies. Ongoing support in human aspects of security, physical security, network security and software vulnerabilities.
  • Technical due diligence and software development security consulting for businesses that use external providers for the development, deployment and maintenance of applications and for potential investors in technology-rich companies.
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CONTENTIOUS ISSUES
  • Investigations into potential fraud, including internal fraud.
  • Investigations into alleged FCPA and Bribery Act violations for the purpose of (i) companies accused that need an independent assessment; (ii) evaluation of potential acquisition targets to ensure that bribery issues are flagged and remedied; (iii) investigations of competitors suspected of engaging in bribery or similar compliance violations to gain a competitive advantage.
  • Investigations into acts by competitors or shareholders to intentionally inflict reputational harm on a company.
  • Leverage intelligence and information gathering in support of negotiations, including settlement negotiations.
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A broad selection of our recent retained work for high-profile clients all over the world.

intelligence_experience

A broad selection of our recent retained work for high-profile clients all over the world.

TRADE FINANCE DEFAULT

Vantage was retained by an international trade finance institution to assist in enforcing a judgment against a debtor who defaulted on a multimillion dollar commodity trading loan. Vantage found that the debtor had shifted assets in a variety of jurisdictions into the names of close relatives, making it nearly impossible to enforce against those assets.

As a result, we worked with the client to successfully implement a negotiation strategy in support of a settlement, relying on intelligence identified during the course of the investigation about the debtor’s indirectly-held assets.

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COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE

Vantage was retained to investigate a competitor who our client believed engaged in illegal commercial activities in order to gain an unfair market edge.

During the course of its investigation, Vantage was able to prove that, inter alia, the competitor engaged in a series of secret transactions in violation of international sanctions with the involvement of a Western-based publicly traded industrial holding.

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FRAUDULENT INSURANCE CLAIM

Vantage was retained to investigate a failed professional services firm whose owners sought multi-million dollar insurance cover on fraudulent grounds. In support of the legal defense that the insurance claims were fraudulent.

Vantage was able to demonstrate that, in fact, the commercial activities of the firm in question were themselves fraudulent.

This allowed the client to strengthen its position and not only deny coverage but also seek damages.

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INTERNAL CORPORATE INVESTIGATION

Vantage was retained by an international industrial holding to investigate a senior executive in one of its national offices suspected of engaging in fraudulent transactions with counter-parties in which he secretly held a financial interest.

Vantage confirmed the client’s suspicions and was also able to demonstrate that the senior executive in question engineered the dismissal of other senior staff who were suspicious of the transactions in order to prevent them from further discovering and exposing the fraud.

Our findings allowed the client to successfully pursue legal claims against the former executive and recover damages caused by his actions.

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