We specialise in high risk, high opportunity environments
While our investigations are often global in scope, we specialise in emerging and frontier markets including Russia & CIS, South East Asia, Central Asia and the South Caucasus, Latin and Central America, Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
We work in a number of countries in Africa according to client demand. Recent work has included investigations and intelligence gathering on the ground in Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, DRC, Congo Brazzaville, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia and Ethiopia. In these challenging environments we place our findings into context; we strive to gauge risk objectively rather than repeating hyperbole, gossip or rumour.
Our work in Asia is covered from our Singapore office at the centre of commercial activity in the region – including Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. We also cover South Asia, in particular India and Pakistan, from our office in the UAE. Our work is focused on key markets, with a slant towards investigations, asset tracing and dispute resolution.
Our firm has worked on a huge range of Russia-related issues since its inception in 2004. We have advised investors on high stakes activist shareholder disputes, fraud, illicit asset transfers, due diligence and political risk. We are particularly experienced in working with clients on complex multi-party litigation involving a Russian element.
We have a strong track record in the markets of Iran, Turkey, and Eurasia (including Azerbaijan, Armenia and Kazakhstan). Our work ranges from market entry studies and due diligence to executive ‘risk dashboards’. We publish weekly analysis on the political and business environment in Turkey. GPW also provides a range of tailored services in Iran, from market entry, counterparty assessment/sanctions analysis and stakeholder mapping.
GPW’s Latin and Central America practice has a wealth of experience working in the region in different sectors and jurisdictions. We have worked on disputes, political risk and commercial due diligence projects in Venezuela, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Brazil and Argentina, among other countries.
Our Middle East work is overseen from our office in Dubai. We provide political risk, commercial due diligence, asset tracing and FCPA research in markets such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the Levant, the UAE, Iraq, Libya, Egypt and Morocco. We have also conducted sensitive investigative work on behalf of high net worth clients in the Gulf region.