Amina is a Director with ten years of experience in matters involving fraud and corruption, regulatory litigation and international commercial disputes across Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Amina has extensive experience working on various complex ABC and fraud investigations, including the large Airbus multi-jurisdictional forensic investigation into payments to business partners. The latter included the analysis of complex cross-border financial flows and sophisticated accounting schemes, and creating processes to collaborate with seven law firms involved in the matter.
Amina also evaluated damages and profits in the context of disgorgement calculations resulting from the prosecution of foreign bribery and corruption allegations. For example, Amina performed intricate disgorgement calculations for a pharmaceutical company and was involved in the presentation of complex calculations to the Brazilian authorities for an oil and gas company. This involved putting together various economic, financial and accounting scenarios and anticipating counter-arguments.
Amina has relevant experience providing expert analyses in the context of international arbitration and disputes. For example, she supported the accounting contentions of a party in an M&A arbitration, which involved analysing various valuation models. Amina also worked on quantifying damages related to an insurance arbitration case, by building a database of thousands of insurance claims, in support of the legal claims.
Finally, Amina has evaluated five companies through their compliance DOJ monitorships. Her latest experience includes two three-year compliance DOJ monitorships of an engineering company in the context of “Dieselgate,” and of a financial services institution in relation to banking compliance issues. Amina has also recently supported the first French anti-corruption agency monitorship, with a focus on internal controls and books & records. Prior to that, Amina was involved in a number of comprehensive FCPA compliance reviews in Latin America and Africa for the oil and gas and manufacturing industries.
Prior to joining FRA, Amina worked at EY in their Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice, where she worked on a large-scale consulting project in Angola and gained experience in public finance monitoring and restructuring. Amina additionally has experience conducting financial audits under IFRS, French and US GAAP.
Amina holds an MBA from ESSEC Business School, a Master’s degree in Law (International Arbitration and Litigation) from the University of Versailles, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law. Amina is fluent in French, Arabic, English, Spanish and Portuguese.