CRA’s Forensic Services Practice was retained to assist Baker & McKenzie Netherlands and Baker & McKenzie US in enforcing an arbitral award on behalf of their client after discovering the defendant had been looted by one of its controlling owners. Our team scoured three continents for unencumbered assets by identifying and analyzing relevant public and private companies, real property, debtor/creditor relationships, related parties, litigation history, divorce proceedings, and significant personal assets, locating over 500 business affiliations along the way. Our findings were used to successfully refine and bolster counsel’s legal strategy. The CRA engagement team was led by Vice President Kristofer Swanson, with invaluable assistance from Principal Patricia Peláez.
Follow the money: Hunting down stolen assets to help enforce a $200 million award