When your personal life or business operates at global level, understanding the geopolitical landscape you’re working in is vital. Our people – who have held senior positions in the White House, the British Army, global intelligence firms and multinational corporates – help you assess risks and address crises all over the world.

Our risk advisory capabilities

Exceptional risks require an exceptional response. Our expertise helps you mitigate risks ahead of time, manage difficult political situations and respond immediately to cross-border crises with sensitivity and diplomacy.

Geopolitical advisory

When you operate on a global stage it can be hard to keep track of political nuance across multiple regions. We do this for you – helping you to spot and manage risks ahead of time and respond diplomatically when crisis hits.

Private diplomacy

When your rights or assets are threatened by unexpected geopolitical events, it’s time to call us.

We use private diplomacy, intelligence and legal rigour to understand the political ground truth, access the ultimate decision makers, and solve the crisis quickly, quietly and ethically.

Case Study

Geopolitical Risk


When your company operates internationally – with a complex supply chain – it can be easy to make a misstep without realising it. When a Fortune 500 corporate in the chemicals sector came to us concerned about new sanctions regimes across its supply chain, we knew how to help. Our client's chief concern was the potential for inadvertent violation of these sanctions – and the hefty penalties they would incur as a result.

What we did

Our Geopolitical Advisory team – consisting of former White House officials, financial investigators, and lawyers – began by reviewing our client’s operations to identify any weak points for potential sanctions violation. We then worked with the client to build an in-house Global Sanctions Compliance Programme, ensuring a watertight process to follow from now on. This was carefully constructed to align with the client’s wider strategy. As a final step, we engaged directly with third parties who alleged, or suspected, that our client had violated sanctions, to put things right.


False allegations about sanctions violations were retracted, restoring public trust in our client. Our client’s legal team, its suppliers, and other third parties now have full confidence in our client’s compliance with multiple sanctions regimes.

All services

We are the only business in the world to deploy – under one roof – media experts, data protection lawyers, litigators, experts from military intelligence, investigative journalists, international investigators, cyber security specialists, digital forensic experts and senior people from the military, police and government.

Litigation & Disputes

The go-to legal experts when your privacy, reputation or security are under attack.

  • Anti-harassment & paparazzi deterrence
  • Breach of confidence
  • Breaches of Privacy & Injunctions
  • Contractual disputes
  • Data Protection & GDPR
  • Defamation & libel
  • Employment Litigation
  • Intellectual property & copyright
  • Misuse of data
  • Regulatory Complaints & Arbitration
Intelligence & Investigations

Ethical, boundary-pushing intelligence gathering to find facts and get ahead of problems, fast.

  • Anti-corruption & fraud investigations (FCPA & UK Bribery Act)
  • Asset tracing & recovery
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Influencer screening
  • Internal investigations
  • Litigation & dispute support
  • Reverse due diligence
Digital Communications

Digital wizards fighting falsehoods and putting you back in control of your online narrative.

  • Audience analysis
  • Competitor & market insights
  • Digital portfolio forensics
  • Falsehood identification
  • Research & analytics
  • Resilience building
  • Search result audit & monitoring
  • Social Listening & Analysis
Critical Risk, Physical & Cyber Security

The experts you need on your team – just not every day. Cyber security, physical security and geopolitical advice to keep you safe before, during and after a crisis.

    • Geopolitical advisory
    • Private diplomacy
    • Illegal detention response
    • Kidnap for ransom & extortion
    • Missing persons
    • Resilience training
    • Security risk analysis, planning & management
    • Stalking & fixated behaviour
    • Vetting
    • CISO-as-a-service
    • Design, test & secure systems
    • Digital forensics
    • Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)