Christian Nicholls

Associate Director
Senior Manager
+44 7860 837620


Christian Nicholls is an Associate Director at FRA in the Forensic Accounting Team. He has nine years experience working in external audit and forensic accounting, including investigations, litigations, due diligence and compliance reviews.​

Christian was part of the FRA team supporting Airbus in a multi-year forensic accounting and eDiscovery review within the context of the company’s multinational investigation, reporting to four investigative authorities: UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), the US Department of State (DOS) and French Parquet National Financier (PNF). He has led teams performing forensic accounting structured data analysis, involving analysis of large volumes of financial data and liaising with international legal teams across multiple jurisdictions. ​

Christian is currently supporting a multinational company with an investigation into alleged breaches of UK export control regulations, including review of both tangible and intangible exports and reporting to the UK regulator in collaboration with the company's external counsel. Other significant engagements include holding key roles on a bribery and corruption compliance transformation project for a multinational technology company, an internal investigation for a military vehicle manufacturer and a risk assessment for a dental product manufacturer. ​

Prior to joining FRA, Christian spent three years at EY in their Fraud Investigations and Disputes Services department, where he supported investigations related to asset tracing, insider trading, bribery and sanctions, and produced Risk Advisory materials for a Tier 1 Global Bank. He also worked on a number of external audit engagements for Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Products & Services and Mining & Metals clients.​

Christian holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics from University of Exeter and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. ​

Christian joined FRA in 2017 and is currently based in the London office, having also spent three years working in the Paris office.​

Authority experience

US Department of Justice (DOJ)
Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Parquet National Financier (PNF)
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

Awards & Recognition


Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)



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