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Litigation Support 2022
UK-wide Business Intelligence & Investigations
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What the team is known for

Raedas is a highly regarded investigations firm exclusively specialising in complex disputes. The firm regularly acts on behalf of the world's leading law firms on significant litigation and arbitration matters. Its London-based team provides market-leading, bespoke intelligence gathering that is supported by its experience in investigative methodologies, legal discovery and disclosure processes.

Strengths

"They have a strong litigation practice with good expertise in asset tracing. They are the obvious contender."

"You have specialist operators like Raedas. They are pure corporate intelligence people."

"We love working with them, they really stand out compared to similar corporate investigations firms, in that they have a real understanding of Russia, more than anyone else we have worked with, and can get info from sources others don't have access to, so if there is info to be found they will find it for you."

Notable practitioners

Nicholas Bortman is a founding partner of the firm and a highly experienced practitioner in corruption investigations, and bilateral investment treaty and civil arbitration proceedings. Bortman is particularly competent in Middle East matters, where he has a proven track record in evidence gathering within jurisdictions with minimal disclosure requirements. A source states: "Nick has become an invaluable member of the team - his input on the development of the evidence and narrative and broader strategic directions is priceless."

Joana Rego is a co-founding partner at Raedas and a thoroughly experienced investigator. Rego regularly coordinates with legal counsel, PR, third-party funders and other intelligence operatives in high-stakes evidence-gathering exercises. Her practice is global, given her fluency in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and German, although Rego receives particularly impressive plaudits for her capabilities in Latin America. Rego is also recommended for her expertise in shipping disputes and technical IP disputes, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector. A peer states: "She is certainly someone who has an excellent reputation. She is thought of very highly." Another interviewee says they have "enjoyed how she's been very responsive, incisive and brings to group conversations a view that challenges things," adding that she "wants to bring ideas not just see what she is asked to do next. I can't speak highly enough - she is credible and approachable."

Andrew Wordsworth is regarded by many sources as a pre-eminent figure in the British market for intelligence relating to the former Soviet Union, having been engaged in some of the last decade's most prominent disputes connected to Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Wordsworth often assists clients in complex investigations, politically motivated tax claims, extradition requests and accusations of corruption. A source states: "He has a very good reputation. He is very good to deal with." "He is an excellent investigator," says another source; "he has huge experience, he really has got a depth of knowledge and understanding about how you approach problems and how to go about getting info that is useable. If you're going to have an investigator on your speed dial, it's probably Andrew."

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