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FRA’s Toby Duthie Achieves Top Individual Rank in Chambers UK-Wide Forensic Accountants 2023

July 10, 2023

FRA co-founding partner Toby Duthie has been individually ranked, once again, among UK-wide forensic accountants in Chambers Litigation Support 2023 Rankings. Toby has been recognized by Chambers in this way since 2020.

One client who Chambers interviewed stated, "Toby is a super star. He is thoughtful, strong at identifying the biggest issues facing a company and insightful in finding paths forward" with another client commenting “Toby Duthie is really prominent in the area, and I find him really excellent. I enjoy working with him and he is well respected by various government agencies. He understands the arguments you can make and the ones you cannot make, and he then helps you to take the right approach.”

Chambers market feedback includes a source stating, “Toby Duthie is much more involved in the anti-bribery side than on the expert’s side. He is very well regarded” with another saying, “He is very well known in the investigations market. He is seen as a go-to person, especially in the international arena.”

With over 25 years of industry experience, Toby has worked on many complex financial frauds and bribery investigations. Most notably he lead the FRA team supporting Airbus in a multi-year, multinational investigation, resulting in €3.6bn settlement with 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). FRA advised Airbus and its counsel from the early stages in designing a robust and forensically based approach to the investigation, customising a data governance strategy alongside compliance risk assessment and remediation support, as well as the eventual fine calculation.

He has been involved in many other headline disgorgement and fine calculation analysis requiring modelling in multiple jurisdictions. He most recently worked on ABB’s $327 million settlement with South African, US and Swiss authorities related to the legacy Kusile project. In 2021, Toby led the SFO-related fine calculation teams on the GPT (£28.1million) and Petrofac (£77 million) pleas – the latter included significant Ability to Pay work which was conducted in conjunction with a debt and equity raise. Other significant matters include the Rolls-Royce £671 million DOJ, SFO and Brazilian settlement; the US$521 million Teva Settlement; and the US$328 million SBM Offshore DOJ settlement.

Toby is also recognised by Who’s Who Legal in the following listings: Investigations Forensic Accountant of the Year, Global Elite Thought Leaders – Forensic Accountants and Global Leader – Investigations Forensic Accountants.

Toby Duthie, FRA co-founding partner


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