Zaakir Mohamed

Zaakir Mohamed

Director

Zaakir Mohamed is a Director in the Corporate Investigations Sector of our Dispute Resolution practice. Zaakir has extensive experience in white collar crime and forensic investigations, cybercrime, fraud prevention and detection, corporate governance, money laundering, regulatory compliance as well as working with law enforcement authorities and providing watching briefs in criminal matters.

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Zaakir began his career at Werksmans Attorneys as a Candidate Attorney in 2008 and was appointed as a Senior Associate in 2013. He joined ENS as a Director in Forensics in 2014. Zaakir joined Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr as a Director in 2017.

  • Involved in investigation into procurement fraud at a large South African retailer and providing advice to client which included advice on the applicable Company Law and Anti-Corruption legislation
  • Involved in Anti-Corruption due diligence investigation for international solar construction company looking to invest in South African solar project
  • Involved in Anti-Corruption due diligence investigation for international media company looking to buy-out South African media company
  • Assisted large mining company with internal anti-corruption compliance monitoring
  • Investigation into whether large listed company and its subsidiaries were conducting the business of a bank in contravention of the Banks Act No 94 of 1990
  • Conducted a large investigation into certain allegations of corruption made against the Chief Executive Officer of a company operating in the prepaid metering industry
  • Conducted an investigation into the conduct of an employee of a mining company relating to the procurement of suppliers
  • Conducted a large investigation into numerous allegations made against the Chief Executive Officer of a large government parastatal. These allegations related to, inter alia, corruption, mismanagement and incapacity
  • Conducted an investigation into the leak of certain highly sensitive and confidential information of a large government parastatal
  • Conducted an investigation into commission fraud perpetrated by two consultants of a large South African distributor
  • Conducted an investigation into mismanagement and dishonesty perpetrated by the executive management team of an entity involved in the Aviation industry
  • Conducted an investigation into the conduct of a client's Chief Financial Officer in the mining industry to determine whether he was involved in any fraud, collusion and/or illegal activity of any kind in the negotiation and conclusion of several agreements that he had entered into on client's behalf
  • Conducted an investigation into the conduct of a senior procurement officer of a mining company
  • Conducted a detailed, highly sensitive and confidential investigation of potential collusion between employees of a client and an entity subject to regulatory oversight by the client
  • Conducted a detailed investigation on the veracity of numerous allegations made against the employees employed in a particular department of a client. A substantial amount of the allegations were made against one particular employee of the client. These allegations were received anonymously through the client's whistleblowing hotline
  • Reviewed an Anti-corruption policy of a client in the renewable energy sector to ensure compliance with South Africa's Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act No 12 of 2004, the United States of America's Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 1977 and the United Kingdom's Bribery Act, 2010
  • Reviewed the Fraud and Corruption policy, prevention plan and response plan of a client in the telecommunications industry
  • Reviewed the Fraud and Corruption policy of a client in the sports industry
  • Conducted a detailed factual review of a restructuring decision made within one of the key business units of a client in the financial services industry. The review was prompted as a result of numerous allegations received that there may have been certain irregularities in the implementation of the restructuring decision
  • Provided a detailed opinion for a client in the financial services industry on compliance of one of its new products with the Financial Intelligence Centre Act No 38 of 2001 (as amended)
  • Conducted a detailed investigation into numerous allegations of fraud and corruption made by the former Chief Executive Officer of a client in the engineering industry
  • Provided a client in the financial services industry with advice on identity theft and recommendations on steps that victims of identity theft may take
  • Conducted a comprehensive investigation into alleged irregularities in the procurement of service providers by employees of a client in the telecommunications industry
  • Conducted a detailed anti-corruption due diligence exercise for a client in the financial services industry disposing 100% of its equity interests in one of its subsidiaries to a buyer in a foreign jurisdiction
  • Conducted a detailed anti-corruption due diligence exercise on potential buyers for a client in the financial services industry wishing to dispose a portion of its equity interests in one of its subsidiaries
  • Provided detailed opinion to Non-profit organisation relating to an incident of cybercrime involving the misappropriation of close to R1 million in funds
  • Assisted numerous clients with registering criminal cases as well as fulfilling their reporting obligations in terms of section 34 of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act No 12 of 2004. Performed watching briefs on several of these matters.

Education

  • LLB, University of South Africa
  • Certificate in Advanced Corporate and Securities Law, University of South Africa
  • FP(SA), Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners (ICFP)
  • Year of admission as an attorney: 2010

Memberships

  • Law Society of the Northern Provinces
  • Associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) International
  • Associate member of the South African Chapter of the ACFE
  • Member of the ICFP
eDiscovery – are you seeing the whole picture
7 December 2018 Dispute Resolution

eDiscovery – are you seeing the whole picture

Zaakir Mohamed, Director in the Corporate Investigations Sector of our Dispute Resolution practice, participated in an expert panel discussion titled "eDiscovery – are you seeing the whole picture"

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