Asset Searches are used to disclose assets owned by a company, individual or other entity. Clients typically approach CEECG to clarify suspicions of fraud or during post-transactional disputes.
Law firms engage CEECG to identify assets held by individuals as part of dispute resolution proceedings in which the investigative target owes a debt to the law firm’s client. The aim of such assignments is to identify any form of recoverable asset such as properties, vehicles, shareholdings, precious metals, valuable artwork and financial assets.
Corporates generally engage CEECG to conduct asset searches to determine whether one of their employees is living beyond his or her means. This is very often done to confirm or deny the client’s suspicion that the individual in question is profiting inappropriately from restricted activities outside the scope of his or her normal employment contract. In the CEE region, this is very often due to conflicts of interest in which the employee is accepting bribes or other financial inducements in exchange for awarding contracts, rigging tenders or giving preference to certain third party service providers.
- Disclosure of assets and sources of wealth.
- Dedicated investigative team.
- Evidence for use in court of law.
- Audio/visual supporting data.
- CEECG is one of the few companies in Central and Eastern Europe that combines both the deep open source checks and the sophisticated detective work required to successfully complete the more challenging type of asset search seen today.
Corporate records checks are used to uncover the multiple business interests of individuals or subsidiaries and partnerships where assets could have been moved. These are then examined further and cross-referenced to highlight the transfer of assets into other names. Land registry checks then confirm specific locations for site visits.
Our dedicated investigative team will conduct source enquiries where necessary, and employ a range of techniques to bring the investigation to a conclusion. This may involve gathering signs of other misconduct, such as money laundering or tax evasion, to encourage an outcome beneficial to all parties.