5
of the top 15 FCPA settlements have involved our expertise
14
Compliance Monitorships involved with since 2009
30+
Countries in which we've conducted compliance reviews
We are leaders in designing, benchmarking, testing, and implementing compliance programs and risk assessments. Our bespoke approach is built upon our expertise in forensic accounting, eDiscovery and investigations.

Compliance reviews are at the core of our capabilities.  We have conducted numerous corporate compliance reviews – both global and targeted – in over 30 countries.  Our international team of experts have extensive experience of working in over 75 countries, as well as of approaches taken by regulatory authorities all over the world.

We have considerable experience assisting clients to develop robust compliance programs to address bribery and corruption, money laundering, sanctions abuse, general fraud, accounting fraud and misappropriation risks.

Our international team of experts have extensive experience in:

  • Pre-emptive assessments to identify potential compliance risk areas and enhancements to processes and controls;
  • Reactive reviews in instances where companies have identified or been alerted to areas of specific concern; and
  • Reviews for companies operating under Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) compliance monitorships.
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What Makes Us Different

Our Bespoke Framework

We have developed our own bespoke risk assessment framework, mapped against leading international benchmarks and independently verified, to support the design or improvement of compliance programs including third party due diligence procedures, internal financial controls and system effectiveness testing. Our expertise, combined with our in-depth knowledge of a client's operations and historical risk areas, is an effective way to ensure the most value is obtained from a compliance and internal controls review.
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Our Approach

Our approach can be adapted for companies needing to build up an end-to-end compliance program, to those requiring refinements or a bolt-on to an existing system.
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International Standards

Our benchmarking methodology has synthesized best practice from the widest possible range of international standards, aligning, in particular, with the expectations of the French Agence Française Anti-Corruption (AFA), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and others.
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Industry Experience

We have drawn on our deep experience from working closely with clients across a wide range of industry sectors and geographies to blend industry standard best practice into our approach.
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Testing

We test both Financial and Non-Financial Controls to provide a comprehensive assessment of the design and operating performance of compliance systems. Our approach considers risk areas from a top down and bottom up perspective.
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Our Team

Drew Costello
Drew Costello, Partner
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Emma Hodges fra, forensic accountant
Emma Hodges, Partner
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Anant Modi, Partner
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Derek Patterson
Derek Patterson, Principal
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Charlie Patrick
Charlie Patrick, Partner
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Simon Taylor
Simon Taylor, Partner
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