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Tom Portsmouth
Senior Business Intelligence Associate
Expertise
  • Business Intelligence
Qualifications & Education
  • History, Economics and Arabic (BA), McGill University, Canad
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University
Professional Associations
  • Association of Corporate Investigators
Languages
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Arabic

Tom leads Enyo Law’s in-house business intelligence unit, which provides tailored investigative services to support disputes, assess risks, and inform decisions.

Background

Tom has extensive experience in leading high-profile, multi-jurisdictional, and complex investigations for corporations, government entities, and high net worth individuals across a range of sectors, geographies and contexts. Tom specialises in cross-border asset tracing, litigation support, fraud investigations, and investigative due diligence. He has particular interest and expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a native French speaker with a working knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, and Arabic.

Tom graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor’s degree in History, Economics, and Arabic, achieving a distinction. Prior to joining Enyo Law, Tom spent seven years in a leading global investigations firm. He completed the GDL with distinction at BPP and joined Enyo Law as a Senior Business Intelligence Associate in March 2023.

Representative cases include: 

  • Leading a complex multi-jurisdictional asset trace on a Gulf-based steel industrialist and his privately-owned conglomerate on behalf of his creditor, a global investment bank and financial services firm.
  • Helping a financial institution assess the risks surrounding their client’s alleged involvement in tender irregularities which led to an anti-corruption prosecution.
  • Conducting an independent reputational audit to assess and resolve the impact of problematic issues in the track record of our client, a prominent HNW businessman active in the mining sector.
  • Providing a client’s external legal counsel with actionable intelligence in relation to a business and human rights claim in East Africa.
  • Investigating internal wrongdoing within large conglomerates, including procurement fraud perpetrated by senior executives of a South African subsidiary of a European medical equipment firm.
News
Dec 4, 2023
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Nov 15, 2023
High Court reiterates need to prove reliance on implied misrepresentations
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