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Sarah Keeling

Managing Director


Sarah Keeling is a member of BRG’s Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence practice. A former senior British government official, she has 23 years of experience in national security and intelligence matters across jurisdictions both in the United Kingdom and overseas. After leaving government service, she joined a private security firm, where, as a managing director, she led the advisory business and built and managed a portfolio of clients in the extractives, FMCG, financial services, infrastructure, and real estate sectors, as well as legal firms conducting multijurisdictional arbitration cases. Mrs. Keeling then moved to a professional services firm, where she built an EMEA advisory business with offices in Europe and the Middle East and focused on supporting global corporates entering high-risk new and emerging markets, providing strategic, survival-level intelligence and support in assessing and managing risk to their operations. She built multinational teams to conduct numerous complex multijurisdictional investigations including FCPA, asset tracking and asset recovery, and litigation consulting for international arbitration and disputes.

Mrs. Keeling has advised clients on strategies for arbitration and litigation case work, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, Iran, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has led complex corporate investigations, arbitration consulting, and dispute resolution case work revolving around political regulatory or integrity issues. She has experience in advising clients in FCPA investigations across multiple jurisdictions. She also has experience working with clients from, inter alia, the infrastructure/construction/engineering, energy, and high-tech sectors. Mrs. Keeling also specialises in terrorist financing and in piracy and maritime security issues. She has broad experience working with and advising companies about their operations in emerging markets, in particular in the Middle East, Iran, and Africa. While in government service, she focused on the Middle East, Iran, Russia, and international counter-terrorist issues. She is a council member of the RMSF, the leading Risk and Security Forum for FTSE100 in the United Kingdom.

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