The Praetorians Meet our senior group management team.
Neel Chakrabarti is an experienced lawyer, intelligence operative and investigator with a demonstrated history of working on high profile cases. A former intelligence analyst for the metropolitan police with expertise in financial crime, behavioural analysis and counter terrorism. As an intelligence analyst he was a pioneer in open source research on gangs and organised criminal networks and was the key analyst for a number of successful undercover operations. Neel then became a criminal lawyer with a focus on murder, drugs and financial crime. His criminal law career has been extremely diverse, including private prosecutions of former international spies and representing C.E.O’s in financial crime matters. Neel is also a human trafficking investigator who has been to various locations around the world disrupting trafficking networks, and has given an informative talk at Westminster Hall in London exposing many of the harshest truths surrounding human trafficking. He has had the unique privilege of leading operations alongside former members from the highest echelons of the C.I.A, F.B.I, M.I 6, Mossad and various other intelligence agencies. He currently specialises in crisis management for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and threat assessment for celebrities and political figures. He is the lead on all operations involving asset recovery, counter-terrorism, cyber-security, due diligence, counter-kidnapping, extortion and bribery cases. Neel adopts an intelligence led multidisciplinary approach to investigations drawing on his knowledge in international law, behavioural science and military strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. Neel is a major proponent of behavioural science and has ingratiated himself in the discipline since it first came into the academic limelight. This behaviour-centric approach to cases is a major departure from conventional firms, who rely on linear thinking, and minimise the role of adversary behaviour and instead expect rational responses every time.
Max has over 20 years’ experience in the security industry and related fields. His career began as a Royal Marines Commando before transitioning to the private sector. Max has gained extensive senior operational and project management experience in the security & intelligence industry, overseeing the planning, deployment and management of complex security operations in the worlds most hostile and arduous theatres. Max is not afraid to challenge traditional processes, always implementing an improved innovative approach to evolving threats. Max has vast operational experience working in hostile environments, predominantly in intelligence, executive protection, maritime security, and remote and hostile trauma management. During his career he operated in the Middle East, India, Africa, South East Asia and South America. For the past 10 years Max has been at the forefront of the worlds executive security industry, providing executive security for regents, royal families, family offices, Global corporations and high ranking government dignitaries.
Mal Carter is a consummate professional and experienced business owner. His ascent within the legal industry is largely due to his unique ability of subverting ostensible barriers or hindrances to business and turning them into launch pads. His approach to problem solving is to engage in first principle thinking. By challenging the status quo, or the way things are done, he is able to generate innovation within traditionally static industries. This approach to business has enabled Mal to build and sell a debt management company, run an FCA licensed lead generation and processing firm, become the CEO of a law firm and now become the co-founder of The Praetorian Group. At the Praetorian Group he is the dedicated red team analyst or devils advocate. Every Praetorian Group strategy is scrutinised in granular detail by Mal to identify any possible obstacles that may occur and mitigate for them. This is a unique, but essential role that prevents confirmation or optimism bias. Mal has been pioneering a cryptocurrency asset recovery strategy that combines insights from various disciplines including, but not limited to, legal, cyber, strategic communications, corporate intelligence etc, and then providing results that competitors are unable to achieve.