G3 (company)

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G3
Industry Corporate Investigation
Risk Consulting
Cyber Security
Founded 2004
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people
Helen Liddell, Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke, executive chairman
Leah James, managing partner
Michael Regan, managing partner
Arno Robbertse, managing partner
Website www.g3.eu

G3, or the Good Governance Group, is a strategic advisory consultancy which specialises in providing advice on risk mitigation, governance, cyber security and regulatory compliance.[1]

History[edit]

The company was set up in 2004 by two former senior executives from Kroll Inc..[2]

Background[edit]

The firm has offices in London and New York City and works with multinational corporations and financial institutions on dispute resolution, regulation and compliance, cyber security, reputation management, integrity due diligence and corporate social responsibility.[1]

The company also provides intelligence for businesses, such as competitor analysis and cyber security,[3] including for the defence contractor BAE Systems.[3] The company is reportedly worth about £20 million.[3]

Charitable Foundation[edit]

In 2010, G3 established Universal Exports Charity Foundation (UECF), an independent charity which aims to support the advancement of health, education and environmental conservation, as well as the company providing pro bono advice to selected charitable projects.[4]

G3 also works with a select group of charity partners on a pro-bono basis.[5]

Services[edit]

  • Strategic advice - Advice on commercial, geographic or political considerations in M&A transactions or expansion into new business sectors or territories[6]
  • Integrity due diligence – Pre-transactional due diligence on public or private entities or individuals to assess suitability of potential business partners[6]
  • Political and business risk management – Advice on challenging emerging or developed markets focused on anticipating and interpreting political, legal or regulatory events, trends or decisions that could affect business interests[6]
  • Dispute resolution – support to businesses engaged in complex, high value cases in multiple global jurisdictions, involving fraud, corruption, internal and regulatory investigations, asset profiling, and anti-bribery/corruption compliance[6]
  • E-disclosure and digital forensics – specialist e-disclosure, regulatory investigation and digital forensic services that include data mapping and collection[6]
  • Information and cyber security – advice on the optimisation of information security strategies and systems to enhance business opportunities and protect critical information infrastructure, including cyber security, digital investigations and online reputation[6]
  • Reputational intelligence – advice on the management and safeguarding of reputations.[6]

Proven Legal Technologies[edit]

In June 2012, Proven acquired Palmer Legal Technologies, a provider of e-discovery and digital forensics services to litigation and dispute resolution teams involved in commercial litigation, internal compliance reviews and regulatory investigations.[7]

Advisors[edit]

Recent News[edit]

In 2011, it emerged that the company was linked to an incident involving Adam Werritty, that lead to the resignation of former UK Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox.[3][17][18]

In 2012, it emerged that the Group had received £1.5 million from the government of Bahrain for "a media campaign to support the Kingdom of Bahrain's stance before the international community", during the Bahraini uprising.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "G3". Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  2. ^ "Ex-Slaughters and SJ Berwin chiefs team up". Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Inside the corporate intelligence company which bankrolled Liam Fox". The Daily Telegraph. 22 October 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Responsibility". Retrieved 2012-03-29. 
  5. ^ "CSR". G3.eu. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Services". G3.eu. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Good Governance Group (21 June 2012). "PRESS RELEASE: PROVEN BOOSTS GLOBAL INVESTIGATIONS PRACTICE WITH ACQUISITION OF PALMER LEGAL TECHNOLOGIES" (PDF). Good Governance Group. 
  8. ^ "Helen Liddell Profile". Intelligence Online. 11 February 2015. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  9. ^ Bloomberg. "M. Jacques Battistella". Bloomberg. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Georgetown University. "JAMES R. SCHLESINGER PROFESSOR OF STRATEGIC STUDIES". Georgetown University. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Gareth Bullock profile". British Council. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  12. ^ Catrin Griffiths (28 September 2009). "Ex-Slaughters and SJ Berwin chiefs team up". The Lawyer. 
  13. ^ "Key people for post-conflict Iraq". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  14. ^ Caroline Binham (22 May 2014). "Lord Gold – 'glorified amateur management consultant' – displays Midas touch". Financial Times. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  15. ^ Heribert Prantl (February 2006). "Secret Service on Trial. The Iraq connection makes Germans mistrust their spies". Atlantic Times. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "Services". G3.eu. Retrieved 10 June 2015. 
  17. ^ Rayner, Gordon (15 October 2011). "Chain of events that led to Liam Fox's resignation". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  18. ^ Sengupta, Kim (15 October 2011). "Werritty attended talks about arms deal with Israel and China". The Independent. Retrieved 14 March 2012. Mr Werritty was a regular visitor to Sri Lanka and Israel and had received payments from the Good Governance Group, which offers advice on international security, and the company Tamares Real Estate, which belongs to Poju Zabludowicz, the chairman of Bicom, an Israeli lobbying group. 
  19. ^ Gilligan, Andrew (11 March 2012). "Graeme Lamb: British general's company paid to support Bahrain dictatorship". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 

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