Key Contacts

Darren Matthews

Executive Managing Director and Regional Head of EMEA

Snežana Gebauer

Executive Managing Director, Americas

Thomas Bock

Global Co-Head Financial Crimes Risk Management
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Global Expertise and Intricate Knowledge

Money moves around the world today with great speed and efficiency. To secure the return of misappropriated assets, a team with global expertise and intricate local knowledge is critical to a successful strategy. K2 Intelligence investigators have accumulated experience and knowledge few can match, and can provide critical intelligence in a wide range of contexts, including determining whether an attachable asset exists, securing the return of misappropriated assets, identifying and securing assets to satisfy a post-judgment award, and informing the determination of whether or not litigation is viable in the first instance.

What Constitutes an Asset

We take a creative approach to what constitutes an asset and broaden the definition well beyond real estate and company ownership to include escrow accounts, accounts receivables, payments of duties and royalties, investments, artwork, joint ventures, and related business entities. Decades of experience and current knowledge of the legal mechanisms in dozens of jurisdictions position us strongly to arm our clients with a unique and robust asset recovery strategy.

We support our clients throughout the process of asset tracing and recovery: beginning with determining the overall extent and location of subjects’ assets up to and including the attachment of those assets once legal proceedings are initiated.

Our Methodical Approach

Asset Mapping Through systematic analysis of a wide range of data repositories around the globe, coupled with strategically targeted inquiries with diligently identified sources with relevant knowledge, we develop intelligence on the location, size, and background of the available pool of assets. The end-product is a Map, detailing each identified asset per jurisdiction, its estimated value, and relevant intelligence on the pros and cons for seizure.
Asset Recovery Strategy Working closely with legal counsel we devise an enforcement strategy that prioritizes the jurisdictions where enforcement efforts will be made. We classify assets within each jurisdiction as more or less desirable, based on the legal tools available in each jurisdiction, the perceived ease of or potential hurdles to attachment, and their value. We then proceed with conducting targeted inquiries to obtain evidence of the ownership of those assets that will be pursued. K2 Intelligence may expand its inquiries to identify and include additional assets in the “friendly jurisdictions” selected for the pursuit.
Continued Recovery Support K2 Intelligence provides ongoing intelligence and evidence gathering relating to each of the recovery efforts pursued through legal recourse. Our work includes gathering intelligence about the transfer or sale of assets and monitoring the subject’s acquisition plans, regular payments made by the subjects, or the subjects’ plans and activities.

insights multi type

webinars multi type

upcoming types

AML Systems Face Unprecedented Stress and Demand. There’s a Solution for That.
Internal Audit and COVID-19: From Surviving to Thriving
FATF Plenary Outcomes: October 21-23, 2020
How to Bring Compliance to the Front Line
Digging Deeper, Episode 1: The Con Queen of Hollywood
FINCast Ep. 26 - A Conversation with Mariano Federici: Financial Intelligence and the Global AML Sysem
FINCast Ep. 24 - Investment, Security, Risk, and Integrity in the COVID Era
Webinar with AIBACP Combating the Financing of Terrorism Threats within Domestic Boundaries
Procurement Fraud During COVID-19
As Board Chairman, Jules Kroll Attends Successful John Jay College Gala and Fundraiser
How Are Sanctions Created?
As a Founding Investor, K2 Intelligence Helps Establish BlueteamGlobal
Former Chair of Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, Mariano Federici, Joins K2 Intelligence Financial Integrity Network
The Hollywood Reporter Covers Latest in Hollywood Con Queen Case
K2 Integrity Investigation Leads to Justice in Con Queen of Hollywood Case
Jeremy Kroll Featured at NACD Global Cyber Summit for Corporate Directors
AIBA Compliance Seminar: Combining Data Analytics with Transaction Monitoring Capabilities to Identify Suspicious Behavior
Scaling Resources Amid Growing Risk: A Guide for Community Banks
White Paper: Navigating CFIUS Risk with Business Intelligence
White Paper: Navigating CFIUS Risk with Business Intelligence

Our Experience

Identify Assets to Enforce an Investment Arbitration Award K2 Intelligence was engaged by a corporate client seeking to identify assets to enforce an investment arbitration award against an Eastern European state, following the expropriation of a series of assets in that state. K2 Intelligence conducted an extensive investigation and identified assets in several jurisdictions, including ships, cargoes, and property valued in excess of €1 billion, against which the award was successfully enforced. Enforce a $400 Million Arbitration Award Members of the K2 Intelligence team were engaged to enforce a $400 million arbitration award against a Caribbean state. The team identified and obtained freezing orders on $90 million of assets (mostly in Europe), which prompted the parties to negotiate a settlement in the form of a repayment schedule for the outstanding debt.
International Hedge Fund Assist in Enforcement of a Judgement An international hedge fund tapped K2 Intelligence to assist it in the enforcement of a judgment against a South American state that had defaulted on its debt. The team identified a series of assets held around the world, culminating in the seizure of naval vessels in an African port. Identify and Recover Assets K2 Intelligence was retained to identify and recover assets held outside of Russia by a former Russian fund manager who defrauded a high-net-worth individual. We conducted a comprehensive review and analysis of the structures used by the manager to siphon in excess of $350 million in funds out of the client’s company. Through a combination of intelligence gathering and an analysis of connections between offshore entities identified, we were able to obtain evidence of the fraud and identify (and assist in the recovery of) assets held by the subject in the UK, Jersey, and Switzerland.