Disputes & Investigations

Creative investigation strategies

We work with clients all over the world to provide a broad spectrum of investigative services in relation to commercial disputes, internal investigations and other contentious scenarios.

Our practice works on an integrated basis with Risk Advisory’s regional experts to facilitate specialist fact finding, evidence gathering and analysis in a range of different scenarios. 

In a litigation and arbitration context, we work alongside external counsel throughout the lifecycle of a dispute or at a specific point in proceedings, to support the development of the legal strategy and obtain admissible evidence. 

We also assist corporate legal and compliance teams who require investigative expertise and an independent perspective when reacting to matters that affect their organisation and situations that could develop into legal, reputational or commercial risks.

Our practice combines legally-qualified private practice experience with in-house compliance investigations expertise. We build our project teams on a bespoke basis, drawing on the in-depth geographical knowledge and networks of our regional teams. 

We enable law firms to provide a cost-effective investigative solution to their clients and often work closely with forensic accountants, digital forensic specialists and public relations consultants. 

Our team has been endorsed with top rankings in Chambers Litigation Support Guide 2023.



Clients who partner with us benefit from our:

  • Global coverage – We draw on the regional knowledge and subject matter expertise available from colleagues across six global offices. 
  • Professionalism & ethics – Our strict compliance with the law wherever we operate and application of the highest ethical standards in our work.
  • Case by case approach – All of our engagements are bespoke to account for different complexities and challenges when conducting investigations in jurisdictions all over the world
Risk Advisory takes the time to understand the client and the specific mandate. They offer a bespoke set of services and have few peers in the market for high-end sophisticated work.
- Chambers Litigation Support Guide 2023
They have the depth of experience and expertise as well as the contacts to deliver complex work on time and on budget.
- Chambers Litigation Support Guide 2023
Their team appears to come from a variety of backgrounds and they understand multiple markets.
- Chambers Litigation Support Guide 2023

    Our work in the Disputes and Investigations practice often involves:

    • Evidence and intelligence gathering - we provide evidence and intelligence to support and inform the legal strategy and strengthen our client’s position in a dispute. This ranges from obtaining documentary evidence for use in legal proceedings; to generating insights into a counterparty’s key relationships, decision-making hierarchies, motivations and objectives.
    • Asset tracing and recovery - we help to identify and secure admissible evidence related to the asset position and corporate footprint of counterparties for clients seeking to assess the financial viability of a claim, or to develop an enforcement strategy.
    • Investigations - at the early-stages we conduct fact-finding to assist in the triaging of an issue or whistleblower allegations and managing independent investigations into instances of reported bribery, corruption, conflicts of interest, fraud, sanctions breaches and other issues presenting legal or reputational risks, including ESG-related matters.
    • Witness identification and interviews - locating, evaluating and interviewing individuals who are potential factual witnesses in the context of legal proceedings, or as part of an internal investigation.

    How our Disputes & Investigations practice can support you