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James Hardman

Principal Analyst, International

James is a highly experienced investigator who leads investigations for clients from the energy and extractive industries, financial institutions, multi-national corporations, international law firms and non-governmental organisations. He has a particular focus on Russia-related sanctions.
He also has substantial experience in forensics investigation, digital evidence gathering and e-discovery. James is also responsible for managing and developing GPW’s online research capabilities. 
Recent work includes: 
·     Developing proprietary software to automate the analysis of sanctions risk;
·     Advising a UK private equity fund on pre-transaction due diligence in high-value real estate;
·     Working on a significant forensic investigation related to the Bank of Kenya;
James graduated from Cambridge University in Russian history and culture. He also speaks French and Spanish.