What the team is known for
S-RM is a global risk and intelligence consultancy headquartered in London with additional offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Washington, DC. The firm established a dedicated disputes and investigations practice in 2018 to provide specialist support to clients engaged in contentious situations. S-RM regularly advises on litigation, international arbitration, internal investigations and fraud-related investigations.
"S-RM is very good at getting source information. The firm did very well in coming up with the full picture of who the cast of characters were, who was pulling the strings and what the counterparty thought in making their claim. They're in the top quartile of firms in the sense they don't overpromise, they're very professionally managed and they will get you good unofficial source information."
"S-RM conducted enquiries in a number of languages, producing several reports of extremely high quality. I think this is because they're very intelligent people and they pick up on what one is trying to achieve. They're very user-friendly and the whole experience was very good indeed."
is the deputy head of S-RM's disputes and investigations practice and oversees all of the firm's disputes work in Russia and the CIS. He regularly advises international law firms, Russian corporations and businesspeople across the finance, commodities and extractive industries.
"He's very effective in Russian matters for us," says a client; "we were perhaps most impressed with how successfully Septimus went about gathering information on the ground in Moscow." Another satisfied client adds: "Septimus offers a consistently high-quality, thoughtful service which instils trust in our relationship. He adds real value to our projects and makes our collective team look good in front of our ultimate clients. His reliable quality mean he's my go-to."