Nicholas Bortman

Position: Partner and head of Middle East, GPW

Biography: Nicholas Bortman heads the US-based GPW’s Middle East practice, managing business intelligence, complex investigations and due diligence cases across the region and in sub-Saharan and East Africa and Central Asia. GPW assists clients from law firms, lenders, investors, and sovereign and governmental organisations to gather information for cross-border litigation and arbitration.

The firm was founded by three former Kroll executives active in the sector since the 1980s. Bortman joined GPW in 2007 and founded the Dubai office in 2010. He began his career at Interro, the investigative practice of a former senior trial prosecutor in the Manhattan district attorney’s office in the US.

Bortman has also supported former Scotland Yard undercover officers from the UK infiltrating tobacco smuggling networks across the Middle East and Africa. He has a master’s degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.

Contact Tel: (+971) 4 387 5800