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K2 Integrity

Business Intelligence & Investigations

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What the team is known for

K2 Intelligence offers clients a multidisciplinary team of lawyers, investigators, forensic accountants and former law enforcement and government regulators as part of its investigations and disputes practice. The firm houses a considerable arsenal of technological capabilities, as well as a great depth of knowledge across various industry sectors.

Strengths

"K2 managed to uncover a lot of information that proved critical in a very large dispute and it turned out what they found was correct. Very often you don't get to be proven right or wrong with investigators, but I can't fault K2; what they found they evidenced and it all turned out to be true."

"We have repeatedly instructed them, which speaks for itself. K2 were asked to assist on a big piece of litigation and they were really responsive, turned things around in short notice and helped put evidence together for us. When it came to added expertise, areas like financial regulatory or technology details, K2 had knowledge that other firms wouldn't have had. We can't praise them enough, and when colleagues are looking at other pieces of litigation K2 is one of the top firms we'd go to."

Notable practitioners

Anna Gumowska is a managing director at K2 in its investigations and risk advisory practice. Gumowska is based in the firm's London office, while her work often focuses on jurisdictions in Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Russia. Her assignments encompass disputes involving corporate clients facing fraud and asset recovery issues across mining, energy, retail and financial services industries.

"Anna is a first-class operator," says a fraud lawyer; "she is fantastic with clients, has excellent judgement and is hugely respected in the market. Anna is a go-to practitioner for Russia and CIS matters." Another interviewee adds: "Anna is very personable. I make a beeline for her at conferences because she's good company, knowledgeable and really diligent. I'd describe Anna as super hard-working, someone who takes responsibility and when you call her she'll come see you promptly. Her language skills and ability to travel have been very helpful, too."

Darren Matthews is an executive managing director and regional head of EMEA for K2 Integrity. Based in London, Matthews leads the operations of the firm, directs teams of investigators and provides support to clients in civil disputes and criminal litigation. Matthews is hugely experienced in handling cross-border instances of fraud, bribery, corruption and compliance breaches.

"Darren always has his big-picture thinking cap on," says an interviewee. "Darren is the best of the best in the business intelligence world," adds a client; "he is brilliant on strategy, full of creative and innovative ideas, and is simply great to work with. As an instructing solicitor, you know that he will always go that extra mile to achieve a great result for our client."

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Overview

K2 Integrity routinely advises corporations, governments, investment funds, and other organizations on how to manage and mitigate risks. Our global team brings diverse cultural, geographic, industry, and functional expertise and the ability to dive into the most challenging geographies, situations, and industries.

We leverage investigative tradecraft honed through decades of experience, the latest data analytics technology and artificial intelligence, and our robust network of long-standing and trusted relationships with regulators, law enforcement, industry leaders, and other facets of society to derive intelligence for our clients. We use our expertise and experience to craft risk mitigation strategies for our clients and to support them in executing those strategies.

Our intelligence and risk advisory services teams assist clients in multiple areas:

  • Strategic Intelligence provides insights into the risks and opportunities associated with investments, competitive issues, geopolitical issues, and market entry.
  • Dispute Advisory Services provide fact, evidence, and intelligence gathering in the context of corporate contests and business disputes, as well as arbitration and litigation.
  • Due Diligence identifies legal, commercial, financial crime, or integrity risks related to investments and transactions, third parties and vendors, board nominees and senior hires, and witnesses.

Business Intelligence & Investigations

K2 Integrity

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Albemarle House

1 Albemarle Street 2nd Floor

London

Greater London

UK

W1S 4HA

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Anna Gumowska
Band 4
Darren Matthews
Band 4