Everything you always wanted to know about Investigators, but were afraid to ask…

22 Apr 2021

Location: 12.00pm - 1.15pm (UK Time) Virtual Event (Zoom)
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Everything you always wanted to know about Investigators, but were afraid to ask…


Forget James Bond: myths and realities in corporate intelligence...

This event will address some of the common myths and misconceptions about investigators. In a format akin to BBC’s Question Time, attendees will be invited to submit questions in advance with our panel of experts drawing from their wealth of knowledge to provide insights, examples and a few home truths about asset tracing investigations.    

Myth #1: "I don’t need an investigator, I can do it myself"

Myth #2: "Isn’t it just Googling things?"

Myth #3: "I can find that investigator in Chad myself "

Myth #4: "These guys can hack anything"

Myth #5: "Are you all spies?"

Myth #6: “I want to find Mr. X’s bank accounts” 

Myth #7: “There is no banking information legally accessible in Switzerland” 


Rachel Warren
Legal Director
Charles Russell Speechlys

Rachel specialises in regulatory crime and acts for clients investigated or prosecuted by regulators such as the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Trading Standards, Local Authorities; Fire Authorities and the  Environment Agency. She also has expertise in healthcare law and professional discipline. Her work in this area includes representing professionals who are subject to fitness to practise investigations and proceedings brought by their professional regulator. Rachel also advises individuals and businesses in relation to the rules governing NHS market entry (including appeals to NHS Resolution), and the regulatory aspects of the sale and purchase of pharmacy businesses.

Other examples of her work include acting for companies and individuals in relation to inquests, judicial reviews, and criminal proceedings brought by the MHRA and NHS Protect.

Rachel is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Rachel Warren
Rachel Warren Legal Director
Charles Russell Speechlys
Steven Haynes

Steven Haynes is a Director at Greyhawk and has 25 years of investigations experience.

He provides evidence and intelligence to law firms and their clients in complex, high-value and cross border disputes. He has extensive experience of identifying the assets of personal, corporate and sovereign debtors.

His clients include judgement creditors, banks, state asset resolution agencies, deposit insurance agencies and arbitral award holders.

At Greyhawk, he manages multilingual teams engaged on international disputes; these typically combine a range of investigative approaches, including collection of human intelligence, surveillance, interviewing, analysis of public records, and the use of specialist tools to extract information from the deep web and social media.

Greyhawk operates globally, with noted expertise in Europe, the CIS, the Middle East and Africa. The firm’s asset tracing engagements frequently include analysis of structures in offshore jurisdictions. Steven joined the investigations sector in 1997 after a career as a news reporter.

Steven Haynes
Steven Haynes Director
Robert Capper
Senior Managing Director

Robert is the global head of Ankura’s Asset Tracing and Corporate Intelligence business.

Ankura is a leading provider of expert services across a range of investigative, legal, regulatory and economic issues. With over 2,000 practitioners in 35 offices across 11 jurisdictions, we combine global coverage with local knowledge. The Asset Tracing and Corporate Intelligence practice spans Ankura’s US, UK and UAE offices.

Robert’s clients include banks, investment funds, multinational companies and various international Government agencies. A particular focus of the team is high-value asset recovery cases involving sovereign states and former political leaders as well as collapsed investment funds and non-performing loan portfolios.

Prior to joining Ankura, Robert lead the consultancy asset tracing team at Burford Capital, the world’s largest litigation funder. Robert began his career with eight years working for the British Intelligence Services.

He has post graduate degrees from the University of Bristol and the University of Edinburgh.

Robert Capper
Robert Capper Senior Managing Director
Christopher Weil
Managing Partner
Mintz Group (US)

Chris is managing partner of the Mintz Group's Washington, D.C. office specializing in complex litigation and public-policy disputes.  He co-heads the firm’s international asset tracing unit and leads the firm’s antitrust practice.  His practice focuses exclusively on complex disputes — ranging from corporate litigation to international arbitration claims to trade disputes and corporate reputation management.  He has conducted investigations in a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing to logistics to the financial services sector, and has worked as the lead investigator in some of the largest global asset investigations in recent years.

Chris and his team have particular expertise in areas they have found crucial to asset tracing and recovery, including:  Banking, Offshore Structures, Shipping, Real Estate, Private Aircraft and Internet Forensics.

Chris has pioneered creative investigative asset tracing techniques in the energy and extractive industries tracking the shipment of commodities, and seeking injunctive relief in multiple jurisdictions to help enforce multi-billion dollar court judgments.

Chris joined the Mintz Group as an investigator in 1999 and has held senior investigator roles in both the New York and Washington, D.C. offices of the firm.

Chris was recognized as a leading practitioner in Who’s Who Legal Asset Recovery Experts in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.  His asset tracing practice was commended for his “highly intelligent and responsive manner.”  He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Enforcement of Arbitration Awards published by JurisNet.

Christopher Weil
Christopher Weil Managing Partner
Mintz Group (US)
Nicolas Leroux
SFC Swiss Forensic & Compliance (Switzerland)

Nicolas Leroux is a member of the Geneva Bar. He holds a PhD in international law from Université Panthéon Assas Paris 2. He is also the founder and managing director of Kalexius, a leading provider of alternative legal services.

Nicolas Leroux is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences on asset tracing and due diligence.

Nicolas Leroux
Nicolas Leroux Founder
SFC Swiss Forensic & Compliance (Switzerland)


Audience Log-on
Chair's Opening Remarks
Steven Haynes - Director - Greyhawk
Everything you always wanted to know about Investigators, but were afraid to ask…
Nicolas Leroux - Founder - SFC Swiss Forensic & Compliance (Switzerland)
Robert Capper - Senior Managing Director - Ankura
Christopher Weil - Managing Partner - Mintz Group (US)
Steven Haynes - Director - Greyhawk
Rachel Warren - Legal Director - Charles Russell Speechlys
Panel Q&A
Chair's Summation & Close of Event
Steven Haynes - Director - Greyhawk

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