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Robert Capper

Senior Managing Director

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1 Angel Court, Level 3
London, England EC2R 7HJ

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Robert Capper is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura, based in London. Robert has extensive experience in overseeing a range of complex investigative assignments across the world, specializing in high-profile sovereign disputes and asset tracing, as well as fraud and white-collar crime investigations.

Experience

Robert has worked with a broad range of clients, from law firms and multinational companies to sovereign states and government agencies. His work usually involves detailed and complex investigations in support of contemplated or ongoing legal proceedings. Robert has worked on some of the world’s largest and high-profile asset tracing and recovery cases, including against sovereign states and former political leaders. His experience also includes complex fraud cases and commercial disputes across multiple jurisdictions and a range of sectors.

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.

Robert’s professional experience includes:

  • Assisted a state energy company resolve a multi-billion dollar arbitrational award against a Middle Eastern sovereign. Identified significant international asset profile and provided detailed insight on specific commercial leverage to assist a successful financial settlement.
  • Acted in support of a multi-billion dollar claim against an Asian sovereign state, coordinating a detailed asset search of worldwide assets suitable for enforcement. Prepared an enforcement plan and recovery strategy, providing detailed political and strategic intelligence throughout in order to inform legal planning and direction.
  • Identified over GBP 100 million of assets belonging to a high-profile deposed political figure and his wider family, acting on behalf of the new interim government and the IMF.
  • Assisted a large pension fund who lost over GBP 55 million to a fraudulent Swiss investment company. Gathered evidence about the entity involved, key individuals and shareholders, the perpetration of the fraud and successfully identified the whereabouts of most of the missing funds.
  • Profiled multiple defendants who committed investment fraud through a billion-dollar hedge fund, resulting in numerous successful settlements and enforcement action against key protagonists.
Education
  • MSc International Relations, University of Bristol
  • PGDip Terrorism Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • BA(hons) History, University of Bristol
Honors & Awards
  • Recognized by ‘Who’s Who Legal’ for asset tracing and investigation

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News & Events

October 3, 2023

66 Ankura Advisors Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is pleased to announce that 66 of our professionals have earned a well-deserved spot among advisors worldwide in the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts 2023 list. This recognition highlights the exceptional depth of our advisory services spanning diverse sectors and geographical regions. This recognition underscores the parallel proficiency in several critical areas including: Forensic ...

September 16, 2022

45 Ankura Advisors Acknowledged by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is pleased to announce that 45 of its professionals have been named among the top professional advisors worldwide in the Who’s Who Legal: Consulting Experts 2022 list. This ranking exemplifies Ankura’s depth of multidisciplinary advisory experience across various sectors and geographies with experts from Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas receiving recognition ...

September 1, 2021

40 Ankura Professional Advisors Recognized by Who’s Who Legal as Leading Consulting Experts

Ankura is home to industry-leading talent as underscored by the recognition of 40 professional advisors as leading consulting experts in the world by an annual award program.

April 7, 2020

Robert Capper Joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director, Bolstering Firm’s Complex Investigations Expertise

The addition of a new Senior Managing Director bolsters the firm's Complex Investigations business group as he brings decades of international experience.

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