Greyhawk gathers intelligence and evidence during complex, high value and cross-border disputes. We combine traditional investigation methods with new technologies. We operate in established, developing and offshore jurisdictions.
Since 2019, we have supported lawyers during 95 cross-border commercial disputes.
Litigation & Arbitration
We provide admissible evidence to help build cases and intelligence to inform strategy. We identify witnesses, gather facts, locate assets and demonstrate beneficial ownership. We have acted both for and against sovereigns in investor-state disputes. We are trusted by funders and lawyers to be transparent about our methods and realistic about likely outcomes.
Greyhawk identifies assets and income streams to support recovery action by creditors. We are experienced in unpicking complex offshore ownership structures and building circumstantial evidence of beneficial ownership. We identify sovereign assets to enable monetisation of awards arising from investor-state arbitration. We support applications for freezing orders and disclosure applications including through §.1782 and Norwich Pharmacal orders. We act regularly for claimants in high-value civil fraud matters.
Greyhawk supports insolvency practitioners in high value and contentious situations. We support investigations of suspected misconduct and assist with the recovery of misappropriated assets. We investigate the background of unknown creditors to help IPs assess their credibility.
Disputes | Asset Identification
Greyhawk was instructed by a state-owned asset resolution agency pursuing a $2bn civil fraud claim against the former directors of a failed bank. It had obtained judgment in another jurisdiction and was now seeking to enforce it in England. Our role was to support an application for a worldwide freezing order and related injunctions against the main defendant.
Disputes | Contentious Insolvency
The administrator of an African energy company was considering bringing a civil fraud claim for over $400m against the former directors. Over two years, Greyhawk’s investigation provided critical evidence and intelligence that was not available to the administrator through the company.