Forensic and Advisory Solutions
Period of distress, litigation and contentious matters often necessitate investigations. These investigations can range from forensically reconstructing or reviewing books and records, to large-scale, multi-jurisdictional assignments in support of complex legal cases or targeted asset-tracing exercises to independent reviews of a business and financial restructuring options. Whatever the issue, we have the skills and experience to mobilise quickly and help you establish the facts.
Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support
We have extensive experience conducting forensic investigations into suspected cases of fraud and other illegality, such as money laundering, bribery and corruption. Our team is particularly adept at dealing with these situations in a contentious or distressed context, either as principals or acting in an advisory capacity. Our team can trace or follow money and assets, working with legal advisors to obtain freezing orders and discovery orders where necessary, in order to assist with identifying and recovering hidden or misappropriated assets.
We have developed deployable techniques utilising intermediary bank discovery which enable creditors in connection with international insolvency, debt enforcement or asset tracing to recreate the financial history of any target that does business in U.S. dollars while avoiding the challenges associated with cross-border discovery requests.
Independent Business Reviews
Where an entity experiences financial difficulty or potential liquidity issues, the requirement for independent third party oversight is often greatest to ensure a sound basis on which to formulate strategic options going forward.
We understand these challenges and have extensive depth as a multidisciplinary team, with a diverse range of experience in information-gathering techniques, to work alongside existing service providers and directors to assess existing liquidity and develop a range of options for stakeholders.
We have the experience and skill set to act in an advisory capacity on restructuring engagements in order to identity and implement restructuring solutions effectively. Working alongside our clients’ advisors, we review the business needs, the stakeholder landscape and the funding requirements to identity the options available in order to ensure a successful rescue or restructuring of the business.