Schillings uses EU's GDPR data protection law against private investigation rivals
The reputational defence firm is using the European data protection measure to force private investigators to reveal what they know about its client`s.
Kroll is world-renowned in the corporate intelligence field. Founded by Jules Kroll, who is credited with inventing the business, Kroll remains one of the leaders in private investigation and due diligence.
Ilaria Bulgari retained the investigative firm to prove her sister Veronica acted improperly as a trustee for their mother's estate. With a fight over a Kroll report apparently resolved, a settlement to the lengthy dispute could be at hand.
Fraser Perring, a key figure in one of Britain's most celebrated short-selling companies, Viceroy Research, has ended up at the centre of an influence operation claiming he owes allegiance to Moscow. The story even got an airing in the UK Parliament, despite the fact Perring helped bring down Wirecard and its former COO, Jan Marsalek, who turned out to be a GRU asset.
Demand for protection against reputational risk and the need to keep up with Western regulatory developments means that environmental, social and governance investigations have become a fast-growing niche for the corporate intelligence companies.
The hair and skincare company Head Kandy claims that founder Kayla McNeill fraudulently billed it for lavish personal expenses. A K2 report the beauty company submitted itemized a long list of charges the investigative firm deemed to be improper, which McNeill denied.
A case brought by US tech investor Shervin Pishevar to uncover the author of a forged police report that accused him of rape has unleashed a courtroom battle between two corporate intelligence firms FusionGPS and Guidepost, Pishevar's client.
Corporate investigations group Kroll is helping Morgan Stanley to find a number of old servers and hard drives, which have resulted in online data leaks. These leaks resulted in a major class action case being brought against the banking group.