After years of intense economic downturn, we still find ourselves in a world of relative uncertainty where most of our corporate leaders are still focused on measures to alleviate the effects of the downturn and to ensure the survival of their entities. What is certain, however, is the fact that the downturn has challenged even our most robust institutions, driving up fraud and economic crime, and the propensity of businesses to engage in disputes of all kinds. As our economy reels itself out of its current state, we believe that several things will happen:
This will all lead to more investigations and more business disputes aimed at settling past scores.
Needless to say that corporate governance professionals will play centre stage. Through our forensic services, we can help you in identifying and managing your risks related to safeguarding your assets and fulfil your commitments.
You have been informed of allegations of fraud, corruption and conflicts of interest, or you suspect the existence thereof. You are faced with peculiar and complex business decisions that cannot be explained or justified, as well as decline of investor trust in management. We can help you with:
You have or are planning a business dispute with a third party in relation to commercial issues, or you are a party or lawyer in a local or international arbitration. We can help in providing expert opinions and testimony, damage quantification, and independent advice related to dispute resolution, in a wide variety of scenarios, including:
You have or are about to undertake a major capital investment project, and you would like to adequately review and control the project and risk management arrangements for implementation of the project; or you would simply wish to know that the risks associated with such projects have been identified and managed properly. Or maybe, you are already in a dispute with a third party involving a capital investment. We can help with the following aspects:
You need to find information about the financial, regulatory and reputational status of third parties that you have or intend to go into business relationships with. We can help you manage regulatory and reputation risks, pursue strategic opportunities with greater confidence, and enforce legal claims. In this sense we can provide the following:
You need to preserve evidence on computers, servers, backup tapes or PDA’s. You need to identify password protected, encrypted, hidden or deleted documents, without damaging or altering the data or taking the organisation’s server network out of action. You need to be able to search and review a large volume of e-mails and other documents.
You need to trace transactions or patterns of transactions hidden within huge volumes of data, efficiently. We can help you:
• Computer Forensics (data capture, image analysis)
• eDiscovery Services (document management, e-mail analysis)
• Data Analytics (transactional financial analysis, operational analysis, revenue assurance and loss prevention support, and review of data protection policies and controls)
You are concerned about the fraud risks your organization faces, and feel that these issues have not been properly addressed. We can help you with the following: