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FRA named among GIR 100 investigations consultancies, 2022

February 17, 2023

We are delighted to have once again been shortlisted in GIR 100 – Global Investigation Review’s annual guide to “the best firms to turn to in the lifecycle of an international investigation”.

We have been included in GIR’s shortlist of 13 investigations consultancies every year since 2016. The coveted ranking is based on GIR’s diligent research process, taking into consideration the firm’s major mandates and references from clients, practitioners and other experts in the field.

GIR writes: “FRA has gone from strength to strength since its launch. It has 12 offices worldwide, has worked on many of the biggest bribery cases and been involved in more than a dozen corporate monitorships. It has cemented its position as a top-choice for major law firms and companies to advise on high-profile corruption, sanctions and bribery matters, providing forensic accounting and e-discovery expertise.”

A year of growth and expansion

Over the past year, we have grown considerably, making several new hires in the US and Switzerland and launching offices in new regions.

In January, for example, we opened a Middle East and Asia office in Dubai, UAE, with Bhavin Shah appointed to head up the new office. In November, we announced the launch of an office in Seoul, South Korea, appointing three local practitioners to run it.

Stellar engagements

In November, our founding partner Frances McLeod landed her second DOJ-appointed monitorship; she assumed the role corporate compliance monitor for Balfour Beatty, a UK-based construction group that pleaded guilty to defrauding the US by falsifying maintenance records.

Read GIR’s full write-up on FRA’s market-leading investigations practice here.

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