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Grant Thornton

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CEO: David Dunkley
Number of employees: 4995 in the UK
Languages: Team speak a large variety of languages and can always adapt to client needs.

Overview & History:
Grant Thornton are a business adviser with global reach that helps organisations navigate today’s volatile markets, has a strong focus on quality and delivers insights to succeed.The firm helps businesses to achieve their objectives and works with the public sector to build thriving communities. Grant Thronton works with regulators and financial institutions to build trust and integrity in markets. The firm understands what you need today, what you’ll need tomorrow and tailor the service to get you there.

Global Strengths:
Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of the Grant Thornton network of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms, made up of 53,000+ people in over 135 countries. In the UK the firm is led by 190 partners and nearly 5,000 people. For more than 100 years, it helped dynamic organisations realise their strategic ambitions. Whether you’re looking to finance growth, manage risk and regulation, optimise your operations or realise stakeholder value, Grant Thornton can help you.
Grant Thornton have got scale, combined with local market understanding. That means the firm is everywhere you are, as well as where you want to be.
Whilst Grant Thornton has the scale to undertake large assignments, the teams are agile and proactive, and have the tenacity to see cases through to completion. This dedication means that teams are partner led and team members are empowered to make quick decisions and provide meaningful advice.

Services:
Computer Forensics
Cyber Advisory
Disputes Advisory
Expert Witness
Financial Crime
International Arbitration
Investigations
Monitoring Trustee and Competition Services

Forensic Investigation Services
Where you have experienced financial or data loss, regulatory enforcement or are the subject of a legal claim, Grant Thornton will assist you to recover financially and operationally, providing you with the assurance you need to satisfy courts, regulators and other key stakeholders.

The forensic and investigation services team will support you on investigations, dispute resolution, computer forensics and cyber defence.

Investigations can range from complex, multi-jurisdictional assignments to the investigation of alleged employee fraud and due diligence of third parties. Grant Thornton’s team will aim to provide you with protection against political exposure, bribery and sanctions.

The disputes team have given expert evidence in relation to claims worth a total of over $100 billion and have testified in courts and arbitration hearings over 250 times.

Services are enhanced by their market leading capabilities in forensic technology and e-discovery.

Following a whistleblower report the team were instructed to conduct an email review and data analytics exercise. The issues were in connection with income recognition at a significant overseas subsidiary of a FTSE 20 company. Building on the findings of a preliminary internal investigation and utilising the internal audit function’s business knowledge and access to information, they obtained nine mailboxes with over 300,000 documents. The team applied machine learning tools, together with more traditional key word and targeted searches to identify a review population of c7k documents. Within this population 24 key emails were identified which were brought to management’s attention. These findings, together with the results of data analytics, which showed several anomalous outliers, were ultimately used to drive a business reform program.

The team were instructed as experts in an international arbitration brought under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The case was brought to the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce by a group of minority shareholders of an oil and gas company (both upstream and downstream).

Engaged by the respondent (an eastern European country), which owned the majority shareholding of the company, to investigate alleged money siphoning arrangements operated by the claimants.

Subsequently, they calculated the financial impact of the alleged arrangement and prepared an expert report.

The case is on-going.

Engaged by the claimant as expert in relation to a claim brought in the Dubai International Arbitration Centre.

The claim was brought by an individual who had invested in a major development project in Dubai. The claim related to the loss of income resulting from delays in construction of the development and, in the alternative, the loss of opportunity had the claimant not invested in the project and made other investments.

The team prepared an expert report calculating the quantum of the lost profits and the lost opportunity.