World Bank takes on new anticorruption investigators
The institution's latest report on combating fraud and corruption is due to be published in October. Internally, it began taking steps to crack down harder earlier this year.
Moroccan journalist Omar Radi, who carried out one consultancy work for British firm G3, has been accused by the Moroccan authorities of spying for a foreign power. His case raises the still unresolved question of relations between journalists and private investigation companies.
While the US pursues its efforts to have him extradited from Austria, Firtash is still fighting to recover frozen assets including a sumptuous villa on the French Riviera, a property still occupied by Firtash's right-hand man Robert Shetler-Jones, who once had help from consultant David Brown.
Ecolog is the front-runner for a logistics contract for the NATO base being set up in Menaka, northern Mali. Now that the end of operation Barkhane has been announced, the base will be home to French-led European military task force Takuba.
The future of music industry giant Universal will be settled in Paris tomorrow by "activist" investment companies. All the protagonists, who include Daniel Loeb and Bill Ackman, are big users of private investigators for their corporate raiding operations.
ENRC's court case against its former lawyers and the Serious Fraud Office got underway last week, putting the spotlight back on an array of consultants who have worked for the parties over the course of their 10-year battle.
Bird Dog Investigator, an application which aims to assist private investigators in carrying out their field work, is bringing together an increasing number of companies set up by veterans of Nick Day's private investigations firm Diligence.
The corporate intelligence firm Sandstone's boss Frank Schneider is a pillar of Luxembourg's small but international private investigation community, hence the interest surrounding his arrest on 29 April while he was visiting his family.
Louis-Dreyfus Company, which claimed that the International Bank of Saint Petersburg made abusive debt claims against it, has won its case before an English court. The verdict marks yet another setback for Russian state body Deposit Insurance Agency, which is trying to recover the bank's assets, and a victory for Louis-Dreyfus chairwoman Margarita Louis-Dreyfus.