Corporate & White Collar Investigations

Our Corporate & White Collar Investigations team is distinguished by the vast experience of our specialist partners some of whom have more than 20 years’ experience in this field.

Corporate Investigations

  • Implementing best practice
  • Preventative policies and training programmes to combat corporate crime
  • Leading simple to widespread and complex internal investigations and forensic audits
  • Protecting organisations from financial and non-financial damages caused by fraudulent and corrupt activities
  • Assisting corporations understand and abide by the local and international laws and regulatory frameworks implemented by governments to identify and eliminate corporate crime
  • Strategically reacting and responding to allegations of fraud, bribery, tax evasion, collusion and the like
  • Negotiating and collaborating with regulatory authorities on behalf of clients

Investigations

  • Corporate and white collar
  • Forensics
  • Employment and workplace
  • Tax fraud
  • Competition
  • Data breaches
  • Ethics
  • Digital
  • eDiscovery

 

 

Business intelligence

  • Forensic due diligence
  • Lifestyle audits
  • Asset tracing and recovery

Disciplinary processes and litigation support

We are supported by our industry-recognised Employment and Dispute Resolution practices. At the end of our forensic investigations and at the client’s instruction, we are able to provide our clients with advice on how to proceed during disciplinary and litigation processes. We act as witnesses as required in these proceedings.

Law enforcement and regulatory agency liaison

We understand the importance of having external relationships with law enforcement and regulatory agencies as this can strengthen our clients’ cases. If a client needs to register a case with the South African Police Service (SAPS) once we have completed our investigation, we can provide the SAPS with the forensic investigation report in order to aid its processes.

Our team of specialists also liaises with the Information Regulator in cases of data breaches and non-compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.

Advisory

  • Fraud risk management
  • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Sanctions
  • Corporate governance compliance

Training and development

We conduct training workshops and develop policy and procedure material for all of our service areas. Our clients receive ongoing support to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.

Corporate Investigations and compliance with POPIA

The right to privacy must be upheld when corporate and workplace investigations are conducted. Watch the CDH Corporate & White Collar Investigations team as they discuss the impact of POPIA on investigations and how to ensure that investigative procedures, including the discovery and collection of evidence, comply with the protection of personal information requirements.

Corporate Investigations Brochures

Services

Corporate Investigations

  • Implementing best practice
  • Preventative policies and training programmes to combat corporate crime
  • Leading simple to widespread and complex internal investigations and forensic audits
  • Protecting organisations from financial and non-financial damages caused by fraudulent and corrupt activities
  • Assisting corporations understand and abide by the local and international laws and regulatory frameworks implemented by governments to identify and eliminate corporate crime
  • Strategically reacting and responding to allegations of fraud, bribery, tax evasion, collusion and the like
  • Negotiating and collaborating with regulatory authorities on behalf of clients

Investigations

  • Corporate and white collar
  • Forensics
  • Employment and workplace
  • Tax fraud
  • Competition
  • Data breaches
  • Ethics
  • Digital
  • eDiscovery

 

 

Business intelligence

  • Forensic due diligence
  • Lifestyle audits
  • Asset tracing and recovery

Disciplinary processes and litigation support

We are supported by our industry-recognised Employment and Dispute Resolution practices. At the end of our forensic investigations and at the client’s instruction, we are able to provide our clients with advice on how to proceed during disciplinary and litigation processes. We act as witnesses as required in these proceedings.

Law enforcement and regulatory agency liaison

We understand the importance of having external relationships with law enforcement and regulatory agencies as this can strengthen our clients’ cases. If a client needs to register a case with the South African Police Service (SAPS) once we have completed our investigation, we can provide the SAPS with the forensic investigation report in order to aid its processes.

Our team of specialists also liaises with the Information Regulator in cases of data breaches and non-compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.

Advisory

  • Fraud risk management
  • Anti-bribery and anti-corruption
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Sanctions
  • Corporate governance compliance

Training and development

We conduct training workshops and develop policy and procedure material for all of our service areas. Our clients receive ongoing support to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements.

Video

Corporate Investigations and compliance with POPIA

The right to privacy must be upheld when corporate and workplace investigations are conducted. Watch the CDH Corporate & White Collar Investigations team as they discuss the impact of POPIA on investigations and how to ensure that investigative procedures, including the discovery and collection of evidence, comply with the protection of personal information requirements.

Brochures

Corporate Investigations Brochures

Corporate & White Collar Investigations Lawyers

Our multidisciplinary team, which includes legal and forensic practitioners, accountants, former law enforcement agents and digital professionals, is purposefully constituted and includes holders of the global Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and the South African Forensic Practitioner FP (SA) designations.

Our Corporate & White Collar Investigations Lawyers

Recognition

2020-2022

Chambers Global

Chambers Global 2020-2022 ranked our Corporate Investigations in Band 3. Chamber Global 2019 ranked our Corporate Investigations sector as a Recognised Practitioner.

Chambers Global

Chambers Global 2020-2022 ranked our Corporate Investigations in Band 3. Chamber Global 2019 ranked our Corporate Investigations sector as a Recognised Practitioner.

Happy Clients

Interviewees commended the CDH team for its "absolutely excellent service."

Chambers Global 2022