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Cross Border Consultancy 

For companies, institutions and high net worth individuals. 

Cross Border Consultancy 

Cross Border Consultancy (CBC) brings together a unique multi-disciplinary team to provide executive and board-level advice to CEO’s and high net worth private clients facing complex or urgent problems. Our team comprises leading experts in the fields of legal strategy, corporate intelligence and investigations, and crisis and reputation management.

We deal with a full range of conflict issues and, in particular, with those arising from allegations of money laundering, fraud, corruption, regulatory matters and health and safety failures.


CBC offers an immediate fraud response service with an international investigative team on hand at all times. CBC also offers dispute prevention strategies including annual audits for compliance purposes of existing risk management programs for money laundering, corruption, health and safety and crisis management.

Our strength lies in our ability to bring together well integrated multi-disciplinary teams to deliver cross-discipline solutions. To do so we are supported by a distinguished global Board of Advisors whom CBC can immediately instruct to provide urgent help and support. We are unrivalled in our expertise, response, contacts, flexibility and fees.



Derek Elmer

Derek is the chairman of CBC and also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of I-OnAsia,  Derek has more than two decades of experience as a leader in intelligence gathering and analysis, anti-counterfeiting and sensitive operations, with a specialty in the Asia Pacific region.

Derek's team at I-OnAsia consists of award winning investigators, highly regarded certified fraud examiners and computer and mobile phone forensic experts.

The team that has completed over 17,000 assignments to date, I-OnAsia after twenty years is now a well-recognized global brand.

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Board of Advisors


Jonathan Caplan K.C

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Senior Board Advisor


Jonathan is an experienced barrister and King's Counsel based in London. He has regularly represented clients in courts in other jurisdictions including Hong Kong, Singapore, Brunei, the Middle East and the United States.

Jonathan is regularly listed in the top tier of recommended Queen's Counsel in directories such as Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. He represents, for example, major companies around the world, government agencies, high net worth individuals, sports and entertainment celebrities, and newspapers and television companies.

His principal areas of expertise are corporate and regulatory, cross border crime and fraud, inquiries, media and reputational law, extradition, arbitration, and health and safety crises. He has appeared in many celebrated and leading reported cases in several jurisdictions.

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Oliver Laurence

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Board Advisor

Investigations, Intelligence & Security

Oliver Laurence has over 15 years’ experience in global intelligence and investigations and has supervised many assignments that have successfully gathered evidence and intelligence in support of leveraged discussions that resolved multi-million and multi-billion-dollar (geo)politically important crises.


In 2019 he was awarded the British Investigator of the Year award after securing the release of an Australian national being held on death row for drugs charges in Singapore. Clients include royal and elite global families and the world’s largest multinationals (including major financial institutions).

Oliver is an Australian qualified Justice of the Peace, a Certified Mobile Phone Forensic Examiner and Analyst and holds a number of investigative and intelligence qualifications.


Jonathan Midgley

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Senior Board Advisor


Jonathan Midgley is a problem solver.  He is a senior partner at Haldanes in Hong Kong, and has over his 40 year career gained the reputation for being able to fix even the most difficult problems for either individuals or corporations.


Jonathan's license to practice has extended far wider than just Hong Kong, with accreditations in Victoria, Australia, New York and England & Wales. 


Jonathan is one of the small number of Hong Kong solicitors in the criminal jurisdiction to have been made a Solicitor Advocate.  He also holds the same title in England and Wales.

Jonathan is also a qualified mediator .


Robert Winstanley

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Board Advisor

Strategic Communications

Robert Winstanley is the CEO of Halcyon Associates and has over 15 years’ experience of running campaigns on behalf of political parties, companies, and high net worth individuals.


He has extensive experience of strategic communications and lobbying as a former Head of External Relations at the Metropolitan Police Service and as a former Head of Strategic Relationships at Transport for London.


Robert has spent the last five years working internationally as a consultant specialising in crisis, acute issues, and reputation management.


He has advised multinational corporations, Heads of Government, senior ministers, and family offices dealing with difficult and sensitive situations.

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