The news of Cairn Energy’s settlement with the Government of India after winning an international arbitration case highlights multiple lessons on foreign direct investment in the country.
Audere carried out on behalf of FTSE 100 UK engineering company an investigation to identify the background and linkages of a former executive of their Russian branch who they entered into litigation with for IP infringement.
A multinational company requested Audere to due diligence two candidates for executive position of Russian branch of their international corporate.
On behalf of High Net Worth Individual, we investigated the circumstances surrounding the revoking of a license for a concession and oilfield, acquired before finding that the ultimate ownership was taken back by the Ukrainian government, after pressure at the state-level from a Russian organised criminal group with direct links to Moscow.
On behalf of an international law firm, Audere carried out complex multi-jurisdictional asset tracing on a Russian High Net Worth Individual suspected of funneling over $300 M.
A client commissioned Audere to identify the assets held by a prominent businessman to determine if it was worthwhile initiating arbitration proceedings in order to recoup funds from a failed investment.
Audere International was mandated by an international airline to conduct deep-dive due diligence and intelligence gathering on potential local partners in Pakistan.
Audere investigated the activities of a local agricultural firm in Ethiopia on behalf of an institutional investor in a private equity fund, which had been made aware of human rights abuses via unsubstantiated media reports.
Audere was tasked to investigate the background and asset portfolio of a high net worth prospective business partner to our client.
Audere conducted a deep due diligence on prospective supplier to an international airline looking to move from its existing relationship which had been failing to meet the client’s internal compliance standards.
A UK-based international business group was being pressured by a former local business partner to reach an unfavourable financial settlement in lieu of going to court.
A client commissioned Audere to conduct due diligence on a prospective partner, a mining company based in the People’s Republic of China.
Audere was retained by a Nordic state-owned telecoms firm to conduct an investigation into one of the suppliers of its Indian joint venture partner.
The local mafia in Maharashtra state were disrupting factory operations for a multi-national company; staff were violently threatened, and senior members of staff were reportedly forced to put gang members onto the pay roll.
A global cement manufacturer required due diligence on a cement factory in Madhya Pradesh prior to acquisition. The area was vulnerable to Naxal influence.
Our investigators worked on a highly discreet CEE investigation to identify organised crime figures from Russia and the CIS countries, who had infiltrated our client’s logistics operation with the goal of using the logistics hub for contraband and forcing employees to pay for “protection”.
A global hedge fund required insight on an acquisition of a publicly listed local company. The task involved mapping out the acquisition process as well as delineating client actions at each stage of the process.
Audere helped uncover an insurance fraud scheme that resulted in one of the largest cross-border, lawsuits seen in the West.
A world-renowned television channel broadcast a programme ‘exposing’ our client for child labour in one of their Indian factories. Our team was asked to identify the three children in the episode and investigate the allegations.