Due Diligence & Background Checks
We gather qualitative, strategic micro information and analysis on businesses and professionals. Whether you are looking to hire a new CEO or invest in a business - or you suspect someone of fraud - we focus on solutions that give you peace of mind before you make that informed decision.
Compliance Risk Issues
Risk and integrity issues are key for businesses and this can heavily affect a corporate relationship. In an ever-changing regulatory and legal environment, local laws are often opaque and difficult to understand. Our advice covers a range of formats, helping clients adhere to worldwide and local requirements and comply with anti-corruption and AML laws.
Litigation & Dispute Issues
Relationships often run into hurdles. It is challenging after a dispute has already started to redress the issues out of court and to protect your business interests. We are experienced in providing forensic analysis during legal disputes and litigation. We have successfully supported our clients in proving allegations of fraud, corruption and misconduct for the courts.
We offer clear guidance to help our clients navigate and avoid risks before making a decision and also to make the right decisions during a business relationship. We have brought clarity to our clients with new and current partners, employees and suppliers.
Urus has a highly experienced team of 20+ in-house professionals able to work to flexible and often tight deadlines. We offer clarity to make those difficult business decisions easier and more objective.
Urus Advisory evolves with the digital age. Combining manual techniques with new technology to manage large and sometimes unwieldy resources, we improve the depth of our research.
We have created in-house tools to help navigate many of the complex public datasets available in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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Urus’ managing directors, Alexander Teddy and Alexei Panin, have collective experience of over 20 years in risk advisory. Founding the company in 2015, they have seen it expand quickly into a dynamic and effective operation.
Alexei Panin is a founding partner of Urus Advisory. He comes from a background of political and corporate risk advisory. He has over 10 years’ experience managing end-to-end complex investigations and advisory projects in Russia and across the FSU. Alexei has studied and lectured at leading universities in Russia, the UK and Austria, including the Higher School of Economics and the Financial University under the Russian Government.
Alexander Teddy is a founding partner of Urus Advisory. He has worked for over 10 years in risk consulting, engaged on multi-jurisdictional problem-solving and market-entry risk advisory for many FTSE-100/Fortune-500 clients. Alexander has worked in Russian finance, financial reporting and with business ventures in Europe. He speaks several languages, including fluent Russian and French.
The Urus team counts in-house specialists with backgrounds ranging from risk advisory, forensics and law to accountancy, economics and investigative journalism. We operate on the ground in all the jurisdictions we cover.
Senior Associate — compliance and investigations
Senior Associate — investigations and security
Senior Associate — investigations
Senior Associate — forensics and investigations
Senior Associate — business development
Senior Associate — political and business analysis
Urus is advised by several highly experienced and able professionals, from fields relevant to our day-to-day work – law, finance, regulatory and academia.
Erwin Bauer is an accomplished fund manager based in Germany, with operations in Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland, and across Europe. He has worked in banking for three decades, across a range of asset classes. He has also initiated several charitable ventures.
Eric Kraus has been involved in Russian financial markets almost since their inception. He is a well-known writer and speaker on Russian politics and finance, successfully applying this to the buy-side; he currently manages a 9-figure portfolio for HNW investors.
Robert E. Ross has served as a senior executive in industry and an advisor in energy, oil and gas, construction, and manufacturing across four decades. He has workied in complex jurisdictions in Asia and the Middle East. He was a partner at Deloitte & Touche and a UN Officer.
Andrew Williams is a seasoned private equity and VC investor, a trained Barrister at Law, with much experience in overseas markets - the US, Japan, China and India. He spent over 25 years at Schroders in London and has founded various research outfits.
Urus has developed strategic partnerships, enabling us to provide advisory and services in fields in conjunction with top global experts:
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