Our Expertise

WHAT SETS US APART

Sedra Global Consultancy is the first truly global solution provider in debt recovery and investigative financial services in the MENA & GCC regions. We deliver results.

Sedra works with highly specialized experts to fill a void in the global debt recovery and investigative financial sector. Our edge comes from a global coverage, the combined experience of our specialized teams, and our grasp of local dealings and affairs. We offer genuine expertise, efficient service and timely advice on a global scale.

We also focus on loss and damage valuations in commercial disputes and provide assistance to your legal team.

Excellence in our field is highly dependant on localized experience. Our office has acquired extensive knowledge and insight into Middle Eastern, North African, European and North American practices and intricacies. Wherever our cases take us, we know exactly where to look.

Our client base ranges from international law firms and multinational corporations to sovereign entities and governmental agencies.

Our Expertise

FINANCIAL & INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES

Sedra has experience in unfolding fraud cases that are international in scope, focusing on forensic accounting, computer forensics, asset tracing and investigations. Our international affiliate offices render us global in our reach.

Our team of international experts can assist you in corruption investigations and in providing you effective out-of-the-box solutions, to meet your various challenges and needs.

Our offices and global network are staffed with former intelligence analysts, financial experts, forensic accountants, former law enforcement officials and investigators throughout the globe. Our main investigators are retired FBI, DEA, US Prosecutors, MI 5 and MI 6.

Our services include:
• Forensic Accounting
• Computer Forensics
• Investigations
• Corporate Due Diligence
• Asset Tracing

OUR EXPERTISE, IN DEPTH

Fraud Investigations

Sedra conducts a variety of local and international financial investigations on behalf of clients who believe they have been victims of fraud.

Fraud investigations involve a variety of steps designed to protect the business, minimize disruptions and preserve evidence. Our fraud investigations deploy expert resources to find perpetrators, uncover fraud & bring closure through legal channels or restitution. These cases often involve misdeeds such as:

• Insurance Fraud
• Embezzlement
• Kickbacks
• Accounting Fraud
• Conflicts of interest
• Discrimination and harassment
• Corruption
• Money Laundering
• Leaks and other misappropriation of proprietary information and intellectual property

Forensic Accounting

Sedra Global Services helps you investigate a business or person prior to signing a contract or an act with a certain standard of care.

Our firm has assembled an array of forensic accounting, investigative and intelligence resources necessary to support multinational companies and their financial and legal counsel around the world. Our resources include experts covering multiple sectors. All our team has the knowledge and collaborative experience to meet clients’ needs.

Our services will help you:
• In ascertaining economic damages suffered by a company through contract breach;
• In assessing valuations of mergers and acquisition entities:
- Before mergers (Due diligence)
- After mergers (Dispute)
• With typical bankruptcy and insolvency cases;
• With fraud and embezzlement;
• Uncover financial fraud

Computer Forensics

A growing trend in investigation and litigation support is “electronic discovery.”

Our computer forensics specialists use many tools to uncover evidence such as deleted emails, text messages, electronic documents and photographs on computers and mobile devices, uncovering online anonymity, including email addresses, and website creation (collecting and analysing a website’s hidden data, such as who created it and when), recreating timelines of activities on computers including the history of visited websites and decrypting password-protected files.

Our Internet forensics staff is expert at unearthing digital footprints and developing evidence online in complex cases.

Computer forensics that can uncover hidden information believed lost or wiped either accidentally or maliciously.

We uncover evidence regarding:
• Evidence tampering,
• Misappropriation of proprietary information, intellectual property and trade secrets,
• Embezzlement,
• Kickbacks from vendors,
• Fabrication of electronic documents and email,
• Claims of discrimination and wrongful termination.

Asset Tracing

Our asset tracing services are specifically designed to identify, trace, freeze and recover financial and physical assets.

We have extensive resources to track down and recover what is rightfully yours. Our international team often works with foreign partners with local knowledge critical to finding hidden valuables and debtors around the world.

Our client base includes financial institutions, businesses and high net-worth individuals.

Sedra’s trained asset tracing specialists can help with:
• Missing, misappropriated or concealed corporate and property assets (eg. property, plant and equipment),
• Finding undeclared bank accounts,
• Stocks and shares,
• Intellectual property rights,
• Related party transactions and assets hidden by ownership of related individuals, companies or corporate entities,
• Offshore assets & property.

Corporate Due Diligence

Sedra Global Services helps you investigate a business or person prior to signing a contract or an act with a certain standard of care.

We check the backgrounds and reputations of individuals and companies prior to relationships such as signing of contracts agreements, acquisitions, financing, high-level hires and board appointments. Our research helps our clients know in detail who they are about to do business with. Armed with reliable information, our clients can then make informed strategic decisions.

Sedra also verifies the professed qualifications and track records of people and companies with whom our clients are considering deals. We identify risk-relevant issues bearing on integrity and reputation, such as:
• Legal disputes
• Financial troubles
• Regulatory actions
• Media controversies
• Undisclosed relationships

Our Expertise

DEBT RECOVERY
& LITIGATION FINANCE

Sedra collects distressed debt for you, either by legal enforcement or through amicable solutions. We finance costs incurred by claim owners in order to pursue their claims. Having acted for a broad range of organisations, Sedra is currently working on recovering more than 5 billion USD in debt.

Our recovery services can lead to the monetization of your legal title. Sedra's tailor-made solutions include the funding of international litigation and arbitration, debt recovery, and trade and investment of defaulted debt.

Risk Management
Sedra’s highly experienced financial and intelligence professionals help companies manage the risk, time and cost of litigation and arbitration, and ensure the recovery of your defaulted debt or claim.

Funding Solutions
Our funding efforts bring together claim owners who wish to obtain financing for the costs of pursuing their claims with a capital provider.

Bringing Success
A successful recovery is achieved through our integrated approach whereby we combine legal action to attach assets in favourable jurisdictions worldwide.

OUR EXPERTISE, IN DEPTH

Debt Recovery

Outsourcing the recovery of claims to Sedra means that the claimant is free to focus on current and future businesses rather than wasting time and money on lengthy litigation and/or other dispute resolution efforts.

Claims include:

• claims against sovereign entities arising from contract frustration or disregard of a guarantee by such an entity;
• claims against corporate entities, i.e. debt issued or guaranteed by private corporate entities in these countries; and
• defaulted bank debt evidence
• claims arising from court judgment

Recovery is achieved via either

• An amicable solution. The possibilities of an amicable solution are investigated first. We take a diplomatic but firm approach and discuss the situation with the debtor. We evaluate and manage debt swaps, conversions and buy-back programs and arrange legal workouts, such as the restructuring and rescheduling of defaulted debt;
• Legal enforcement. Legal action might be necessary when a debtor is unwilling to pay his debt. In such cases, our firm will engage, manage and coordinate a full recovery process on a 'no success, no fee' basis.

Litigation Finance

Litigation finance treats litigation claims as financeable assets. Sedra combines litigation financing with best practices and tools utilized by investigators, lawyers, forensic accountants and consultants to create the best possible outcome for our clients. Claimants typically request funding to cover litigations costs as recoveries can become long and costly enterprises, and the claimant either (i) lacks sufficient capital to cover the costs of litigation; (ii) does not want to divert cash-flow from its business to cover the costs of litigation; or (iii) wants to mitigate the risk of litigation by selling a portion of the potential upside to be derived from the claim.

Our Expertise

FINANCIAL & CONSTRUCTION
DISPUTES

Financial matters have a tendancy to quickly inflame the parties involved, with the stakes being direct gains or losses. Tensions can also be exacerbated when dealing with past partners, family members, coworkers, and businesses and corporations with common plans, goals and history.

Cooler heads, with a clear strategy and with a steady focus on the ball will usually prevail.

Construction Projects are long-term transactions with high levels of uncertainty and complexity, and it is impossible to resolve every detail and foresee every contingency from the outset.

Sedra has experience representing the interests of all players, including contractors, owners, architects, engineers, employees, subcontractors, suppliers, insurers and financing institutions.

Sedra Global has also helped a number of our clients through financial disputes, including companies, large corporations and high net-worth individuals, in getting their claims and financial retribution.

OUR EXPERTISE, IN DEPTH

Financial Disputes

Common types of financial disputes include:
• Breaches of contract
• Compliance issues
• White collar crimes
• Loan matters
• Bribery
• Corruption charges
• Misrepresentation
• Loss of opportunity
• Loss of profit

Our team can greatly assist in dispute resolution through:
• Mediation
• Arbitration
• Litigation
• Preparing reports and supporting evidence for all of the above

By preparing all claims and financial documents, we help clear details out for court-appointed financial experts departments. In particular, we help demonstrate how losses are created, bringing to light the links between specific events and the subsequent created losses to help our clients achieve the very best outcome.

Claims may be supported or even established by admission evidence or by factual evidence which links reimbursable events with individual instances of disruption and which demonstrates what the disruption costs.

We also help with specifications and technical document development, schedule reporting and analysis, cost analysis, negotiations, and expert witness testimony.

Construction Disputes

Some of the most common types of construction disputes are :
• cost overruns
• failure of compliance with the preset project standards
• delay claims
• defective work disputes
• collection claims
• extra work orders
• field changes
• unforeseen circumstances & lack of precision in the contract description
• contract termination

Disputes also can arise out of financing and real estate development contracts and the associated duties imposed on the contracting parties by law.

Our team can greatly support in construction disputes resolution through:
• Mediation
• Arbitration
• Litigation
• Preparing reports and supporting evidence for all of the above

Our team focuses on loss and damage calculation, fact-finding, data analytics, claims/dispute analysis and management, and litigation support in construction disputes to help our clients win their cases.

We collect all necessary documents and information related to the potential case, including documents related to work done and payments made, any and all correspondence, and facts about work done to legitimize any claims.

CONTACT
Kuwait
Marzouq Tower, 11th Floor,
Abu Bakr Street, Qibla
P.O.Box 24066 Safat 13101,
Kuwait City, Kuwait

T. +965 2224 3954
F. +965 2224 3956

info@sedraglobal.com