Peter Lilley is the British Anti-Money Laundering Expert
— Daily Mail

Bespoke Investigations

High Profile, Complex and Confidential Cases

We have gained invaluable and unrivalled experience in providing solutions to clients when they are faced with high profile and/or complex projects. Due to client confidentiality it is impossible to outline the many cases in which we have played a key role. However, as an example, since our formation in 1999 various cases that we have dealt with have been major worldwide media stories. 

The Sunday Times, in a 2006 article about a major international fraud investigation, commented that “the existence of the alleged fraud did not emerge until October 2005 – two years after Proximal [Consulting] had spelt out its warning (that a key document was false)”.

We offer total discretion, confidentiality, a quick response and a global network of worldwide associates. This means that our clients have the immediate reassurance of expert advice and guidance, including in the most serious of situations. Such problems are almost invariably multi-jurisdictional in nature, involve a substantial loss (or potential loss) of funds, can entail severe reputational risks and - in extreme cases - could result in severe business disruption or closure.

The types of projects that we have successfully handled include instances of:

  • High level financial fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Detailed investigations to establish the true facts of events that have taken place
  • Terrorist related money laundering investigations involving the utilization of numerous offshore jurisdictions
  • Cyber crime
  • Corruption and politically exposed persons (PEPs)
  • Shell and front companies being used for money laundering
  • Money laundering in offshore jurisdictions  

All fees are agreed beforehand, along with delivery dates and we ensure our services are as cost effective as possible.

Additionally we can provide ongoing consultancy and advice services so that our client has our constant support in key areas of their business. 

Our resources section features client case examplesfrequently asked questions and fact sheets of key AML topics alongside our archived white paper collection.

Asset Tracing

A key element that has driven Proximal Consulting since our formation in 1999 has been our ability to get results in asset tracing cases in a cost effective and confidential manner. The overriding aim of our activities is to identify and recover assets for our clients.

The wide range of vehicles available to hide assets is diverse and expansive including but not limited to: 

  • Banking relationships
  • Property (residential and commercial)
  • Aircraft
  • Cars
  • Fine art
  • Jewellery
  • Offshore companies
  • Trusts
  • Stocks and shares
  • Gold and other precious metals

Bearing in mind that an asset tracing project of any significant monetary value will almost certainly be international in scope and involve cross border transactions, the task of identifying and recovering assets is a complex one.

We have considerable global experience in identifying and recovering assets. This has involved managing complex fraud investigations and asset recovery cases and identifying, protecting and recovering stolen assets. We have carried out successful projects involving locating assets in such countries as:

  • United States
  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Liechtenstein
  • Spain
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Mexico
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Luxembourg
  • Numerous offshore locations

We are able to apply proven methodologies and the latest tools for investigation, evidence gathering and asset location to assist our clients to freeze and seize funds. Our multi-lingual team, overseen by Peter Lilley and assisted with a global network of specialist associates, ensure that we are able to provide a worldwide coverage.

For a confidential discussion and further information please contact us.