Global Trade Shield is a leading provider of comprehensive business risk solutions including the strategic management of intellectual property, due diligence and other business intelligence, fraud and corporate investigations, crisis containment and recovery services in South East Asi a, with on-the-ground operational capabilities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar. Established in 2009 we have conducted a wide variety of business risk assignments for clients across many multiple jurisdictions within the Asia-Pacific Region.


Whether the task is to protect a company’s brand and reputation, determine the character, standing and suitability of a business partner, make sense of a complex fraud scheme, investigate allegations of a conflict of interestor bribery, test the integrity of a physical security programme, or respond to a crisis; the aim of Global Trade Shield is to provide our clients with critical information, insight and timely solutions to facilitate informed decision-making.


Our team is comprised seasoned multi-lingual professionals drawn from backgrounds in senior law enforcement, intelligence, the legal profession, academic and economic research and investigative journalism. We currently have more than 25 professionals- all nationals of the country in which they operate – who are trained to be compliant with legal, ethical, and relevant local and international anti-corruption standards. We have an unmatched on-the-ground presence of dedicated, trained, and fully-compliant investigators undertaking assignments on behalf of some of the world’s largest multinational corporations.


Our project managers have extensive experience from a range of professional and academic backgrounds and have obtained industry standard qualifications and our intelligence analysts are trained in the use of sophisticated investigative research tools.


Global Trade Shield is fully equipped and capable of providing a full range of business intelligence and investigations services for our clients,which include:

Brand Integrity

  • Strategic management of intellectual property
  • Counterfeit investigations and market surveys
  • Coordination of IP enforcement
  • Grey market / parallel trading investigations
  • Litigation support

Business Intelligence

  • Investigative due diligence
  • Political and corruption risk assessments
  • Competitor assessments
  • Market entry assessments and reports
  • 3rd party agent compliance investigations
  • Pre-employment integrity checks

Corporate Investigations

  • Internal investigations, including data forensics
  • Conflict of interest investigations
  • FCPA / UKBA related investigations
  • Asset searching and analysis
  • Pre-litigation intelligence and specialised fact-findinging

Security & Crises Management

  • Physical security reviews and penetration testing
  • Crises management
  • Business continuity planning

Global Trade Shield Experience

Due Diligence

GTS has been engaged on numerous occasions by law firms representing investors to conduct discreet reputational due diligence investigations into the entity being targeted for either a joint venture or capital investment opportunity. The nature of these investigations was highly sensitive and required GTS operatives to demonstrate solid research capabilities and a capacity to obtain reputational information regarding the targets, that was both accurate and valuable to support our  Clients decision making requirements. To date GTS has conducted such work in a number of South East Asia countries – where public domain information is sometimes opaque – as well as in the Peoples Republic of China.

3rd Party Compliance Investigations

In early 2016 GTS was engaged to conduct a significant number of discreet investigations into the 3rd party agents contracted to provide services to a U.S based Fortune 50 company. These investigations covered a wide range of
countries within South East Asia, including Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar, Brunei, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand. To date GTS has conducted in excess of 100 such assignments  for the Client.

Fraud Investigation

In early 2016 GTS was approached by an Australian
Insurance company that advised their client was claiming a
substantial amount of money due to permanent disability
that resulted from an accident. Our Client was suspicious of
the claim and conducted an investigation in Australia,
However the subject was very alert and went about his
affairs as though he did indeed suffer from the disabilities
claimed. Nevertheless, our Client continued to have
concerns and subsequently learnt the subject was travelling
to Malaysia on holiday. GTS was engaged to assist and our
operatives conducted extensive surveillance on the subject
and interacted with him on a regular basis during his
vacation resulting in evidence being obtained that the
disabilities were indeed fictitious. All evidence collected was
documented and affidavits prepared to support our Clients
refusal to pay the claim as filed by the subject.


Anti - Counterfeit Investigation

For the past several years GTS has been engaged by a number of multi-national corporations in the retail fashion industry to conduct investigations and raid actions on their behalf in a number of South East Asia countries. These
engagements have resulted in a large number of raid actions that have witnessed the seizure of counterfeit goods from illegal manufacturers, shipping agencies, storage and retail entities.

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51200 Kuala Lumpur

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