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Asset Recovery - Experts 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

"He has very strong experience in cross-border investigations"
"A top name for fraud-related asset recovery"


Based in London, Robert Capper is the practice leader of Ankura’s global asset tracing and complex investigations team. The practice draws upon multi-sector experience and resources from across the company’s US, UAE, Hong Kong and European offices. Robert has extensive experience in overseeing a range of complex investigative assignments across the world, specialising in high-profile sovereign disputes and asset tracing, as well as fraud and white-collar crime investigations.

Robert works with a broad range of clients, from high-net-worth individuals, banks, and hedge funds to multinational companies across a broad range of sectors. His work typically involves detailed and complex investigations in support of contemplated or ongoing legal proceedings. This includes some of the world’s largest and high-profile asset tracing and recovery cases, including those against sovereign states and former political leaders. His experience also includes the provision and facilitation of a range of funded asset recovery solutions.

Prior to joining Ankura, Robert led the consultancy asset tracing and investigations team at Burford Capital, the world’s largest litigation funder. Robert began his career with eight years working for the British Intelligence Services, focusing on counterintelligence and counter-terrorism investigations with an emphasis on North and West Africa.

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