Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
With strong networks and extensive experience throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council, North Africa, and the Levant, K2 Intelligence’s MENA team is well placed to conduct investigations and offer expert support to clients, often in challenging environments.
We are experienced at gathering sensitive information in high-risk jurisdictions and boast particular expertise in providing strategic intelligence, due diligence, litigation support, and asset tracing. With completed engagements in Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, and the Gulf, our capabilities also extend into South Asia, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. The team has Arabic, French, Farsi, Urdu, Hebrew, Turkish, and Kurdish language capabilities. Our extensive network of human source intelligence underpins our core service offerings:
- Strategic Intelligence: Obtaining actionable political and commercial intelligence to inform strategic and operational decision making. Typical projects have included country/regional risk reporting; an assessment of the legal/regulatory environment; mapping the political landscape and key political power brokers; identifying domestic and regional emerging trends; and competitor analysis.
- Due Diligence: Conducting reputational, legal, and operational assessments of potential counterparties, to identify reputational risks and to provide a deeper, contextualized understanding of an entity’s or individual’s evolution and operations. Our clients also regularly commission us to conduct independent reputational assessments of their own businesses, in preparation for sale or public offering.
- Litigation Support and Asset Tracing: Investigations into individuals, companies, and issues related to disputes, before or after the start of legal proceedings. On behalf of our clients, we gather information to challenge their opponents’ cases while reinforcing their own. The MENA team also has extensive experience in high-value, multijurisdictional asset-tracing investigations—assisting clients to identify, freeze, and recover financial and physical assets.