Whether supporting Fortune 500 corporations or outside counsel, our services are conducted with the utmost discretion and confidentiality, with respect and sensitivity to the culture of the enterprise and the individuals involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L.R.R. -COO- U.S./LatAm

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              Ivo de Paula- Outside Counsel

 

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Mr.DePaula has a Legal background developed in Brazil, USA, and Europe and in the PRC .

 

Mr.DePaula has a Masters Degree  from the Washington College of Law – American University – Masters Degree in International Trade and Banking  and s Masters Degree in Economics.

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He holds  Experience in law as Real Estate Fraud Expert, Tax, International Contracts, Corporate, Banking Security (Fraud and Investigation), Mergers and Acquisitions, Litigation, Labor and Social Security.

 

 

Mr.DePaula has the ability to negotiate  cross border contracts with  corporate clients and experience in travelling to the United States, PRC, Hong Kong, France, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, Argentina, Cuba, Porto Rico, Uruguay, South Africa and Venezuela.

 

He has knowledge of the international finance's system regarding the procedures to electronic transfers.

Mr.De Paula acted as an Expert in Laundering Money for the recovery case of Pablo Escobar and the Financial Market ,for a pool of Financial institutions .

 

Mr.De Paula has published inumerous books related to international law of off shore and recovering assets utilizing STAR ,Mutual Agreements and Crimes related to FCPA and RICO cases in United States.

 

Mr.DePaula  lives in Maryland, USA

 

 

 

R.W.Thomas -CEO-EU/U.S./LatAm

 

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Mr.Thomas is the Former Chief of Security for the European Prime Ministers Group

 

Previously Mr.Thomas was an Active  Duty Officer for the Belgium Military Police (Rijkswacht/Gendarmerie)

with the prestigious Alpha Detachment.

 

Mr.Thomas has attended the Belgium War College for recycling courses since 1992.

 

Mr.Thomas was the Security Coordinator for all major European Political  events for 20 years.

 

Mr.Thomas is an expert in Risk Analysis, Corporates Risk and Physical Threats .

 

He is a  world wide authority  in counter terror, and has been on the spot light as a Media Consultant for many areas.

Since 2002 Mr.Thomas is a fulltime Adviser to European Community  in relation to cross border security.

 

Mr.Thomas has Masters Degreee in International Business from Brussels International Business School.

 

Mr.Thomas is fluent in Flemish,Dutch,English and French.  

 

Mr.Thomas lives in Europe and United States

 

 

 

 

Management

Mr.R.is a twenty year veteran within the international intelligence community (IC) .

 

Mr.R. was a government operator in a specialized intelligence advisory unit , with multiple overseas assignments, much of his career focusing on intelligence gathering .

 

Mr.R. has kept a Government Clearance Level until 2007. 

 

Mr. R. has a background in Economics and is a post graduate in Politics and Strategy with the Superior War College and holds an specialization  in financial crimes .

 

Mr. R. has trained Risk Analysis and Operations Assessment with the legendary ROS Unit (Raggruppamento Operativo Speciale) of the Italian Carabinieri , Financial Crimes with the Finance Specialized Unit of the Miami Dade County Police Dept. of Florida ,as with other Organized Crime assessment  teams.

 

He is part of some important International Fraud investigation groups (International Training Police Organization) and SMRX in Virginia.

 

He is a C4ISec certified Analyst .Mr. R.has 2 major publications on Finance Frauds and electronic crimes and is a frequent media writer on the subject.

 

Mr.R. is fluent in English,Portuguese,Italian and Spanish working knowledge

Board of Directors

                 R.C.M. -Senior Consultant (Shrhldr)

                          

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Mr. C. is a former Special Agent (SAIC) of the Counter-terrorism Division (CTD) . CTD is a division of the National Security Branch of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.

Mr. C. was in charge of a Financial Investigations Unit that directs terrorism financing investigations and works jointly with world wide partners to block and freeze assets.

His primary role was to coordinate and support the financial components of terrorism investigations where he provided support in the implementation of several national-level, intelligence-related initiatives.

 

Mr. C. has trained Tactical Operations with the Italian Carabinieri Police (ROS) ,German Federal Police(GSG9) and other institutions world wide ,he is also the current ITPO (International Tactical Police Organization ) Technical Adviser in USA.

Mr. C.attended the US Army War College and has a background in Politics and a Masters Degree in American History .

Mr.C. retired after 18 years of government services .

Today , Mr. C. provides consulting in finance crimes analysis protocols.

 

Mr. C. currently resides with his family in Maryland,USA

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                 Sir Francis Bacon

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