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The latest developments at Alaco, how the press is covering our work and details of our appearances at events and in the media.


Alaco to discuss cryptocurrency risk at industry event

A Global Digital Finance webinar on September 16 will feature Alaco Analytics' co-founder Henry Burrows discussing how lessons drawn from the financial sector, and the marriage of blockchain analytics with traditional investigative techniques, can simplify and enhance counterparty risk assessment. more >

Alaco in the News: Botswana’s ex-president rejects claims of $10bn theft

Press coverage of Alaco's investigation into the affidavit brought by the Botswanan government against former President Ian Khama and South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe. more >

Joint investigation finds Botswana allegations bogus

Alongside Omnia Strategy LLP, an international law firm founded by Mrs Cherie Blair CBE QC, Alaco today released the findings of its investigation into allegations of money laundering against former President Ian Khama of Botswana and the South African businesswoman, Ambassador Bridgette Motsepe. The Omnia / Alaco investigation focused specifically on allegations contained in an affidavit submitted by the current Botswana government in criminal proceedings in that country. Alaco and Omnia have concluded that these allegations were without merit, if not entirely fabricated. more >

Chambers rankings

Alaco has been ranked one of the top 3 firms in Business Intelligence & Investigations in the UK by Chambers & Partners, appearing in its Band 2 tier for the second year running. Alaco was also selected for inclusion in the separate category of Pre-Transactional Advisory work. more >

Alaco in the News: Deteriorating investment climate in the Gulf

Alaco Associate Director Austen Josephs contributed analysis to a Reconnaissance Research working paper on the deteriorating investment climate in the Gulf states that has been published in the Kuwaiti newspapers Al Anba, Al Rai, Al Seyassah and An Nahar. He discusses the challenges the Gulf faces in attracting investment in the post Covid-19 world and how the region has failed to shift the perception that it lacks both the political will and the legal tools to clamp down on corruption. more >

Alaco Sanctions Guide

The Alaco Sanctions Guide website has just been updated, making its coverage of sanctions programmes and trading restrictions imposed by the UN, the EU, the US and Switzerland current to June. more >

Alaco in the News: Coronavirus impact on Belt and Road Initiative

Alaco head of content Yigal Chazan quoted in the leading regional online news magazine Asia Sentinel on how the pandemic-related economic downturn could affect Chinese investment in BRI projects and recipient countries' ability to pay off loans. more >


The safety and wellbeing of the people we work with is of the utmost importance to Alaco. We continue to monitor developments surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) and to take steps in support of the health of our employees, our clients and the wider community. In support of the above, Alaco has implemented remote working procedures for all staff. We are confident that these measures will not impede our ability to serve our clients and respond to our other stakeholders. more >

Alaco Analytics launches new website

Alaco’s digital asset-focused subsidiary Alaco Analytics has launched its new website, featuring a Bitcoin block explorer. more >

Alaco in the News: Dos Santos affair - investment implications

Alaco director Nikos Asimakopoulos quoted in the leading regional online news magazine Asia Sentinel on the implications of the Isabel dos Santos affair on Chinese companies engaged with Angola. more >

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