Fraud and corruption pose a very serious risk to your business.

Our dedicated forensics team, consisting of forensic lawyers, accountants, investigators, digital forensic experts and specialist fraud prosecutors, is highly skilled in complex, large-scale investigations into white collar crime across Africa and beyond, enabling us to assist you no matter where you do business.

Our multidiscipilinary team has an excellent track record in achieving criminal convictions and internal dismissals resulting from forensic investigations and internal disciplinary proceedings.

The high confession rate often results in our cases going to plea bargains, which in turn facilitates faster access to justice, as well as far greater recoveries.

The fact that we are situated within Africa’s largest law firm is our key differentiator and is crucial to our success because it allows us to obtain the advice and services of more than 600 practitioners throughout the continent.

ENSafrica has a significant breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP.

As such, we regularly partner with specialists across the firm, meaning that we are able to assist with all aspects of all matters across all sectors in all African jurisdictions, ensuring that your legal requirements are handled quickly and seamlessly.

With our in-house digital forensic capacity, we specialise in forensic computer imaging and e-discovery techniques. Our highly skilled data analysts and forensic investigators are trained in the latest analytical processes and forensic tools which allow us to easily identify fraud patterns and new trends through reviewing electronic evidence.

In addition, we offer extensive expertise in terms of anti-bribery compliance across Africa and provide a full suite of anti-corruption compliance support, including compliance advice, fact-finding investigations, due diligence screening, risk assessments, remediation and control review, control enhancements, training and monitoring to help you to ensure compliance and prevent corporate crime.

We are an accredited member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the South African Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners (ICFP), TRACE International and the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI).

they were also able to use expertise from the wider firm to add value to their reports and investigations
— Chambers Global Guide 2018

what we offer

ENS Forensics is a one-stop shop, offering all types of services related to forensic investigations, including:

  • anti-bribery and compliance audits
  • anti-bribery and compliance investigations
  • anti-bribery and compliance training
  • asset tracing
  • business intelligence
  • corruption investigations
  • forensic consulting
  • forensic verification
  • fraud awareness training
  • fraud investigations
  • fraud risk management
  • investigation of cyber crimes
  • IT and data analysis
  • litigation support
  • preparation of fidelity claims to compensate for loss
  • procurement fraud screening
  • supply chain management
  • theft investigations
highly regarded for its ability to handle significant forensic investigations, with particular proficiency in commercial crime investigations and anti-corruption concerns
— Chambers Global Guide 2018
maintains a strong track record for its work on behalf of eminent domestic and international clients, with long-standing experience assisting financial services players and government entities
— Chambers Global Guide 2018
another client enthused: They were brilliant. They did a fantastic job and everybody who’s encountered them has been very impressed and pleased. We really have comfort that their findings were correct
— Chambers Global Guide 2018

experiENS

Anti-corruption due diligence
Anti-corruption due diligence (deep dive) on M&A targets in multiple countries in Africa, including Angola, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Forensic support
Forensic support and advice to a leading fast-moving consumer goods company to help eradicate stock losses due to syndicate thefts in Africa.
Extensive anti-corruption
Extensive anti-corruption compliance services, advice and support to multinational corporates throughout Africa across a broad spectrum of industries.
Fact-finding review
Fact-finding review into allegations of corruption at a subsidiary of a listed South African IT firm, as well as the improvement and enhancement of governance and compliance across the rest of the group.
Forensic investigation
Forensic investigation for the board of South African Airways into the causes of the airline’s financial non-performance.
Forensic investigation
Forensic investigation into allegations of misconduct, resulting in the termination of the services of the then chief executive officer of South African Airways.
Investigation
Investigation on behalf of a large South African retailer into alleged bribes of approximately ZAR70-million paid to a supplier.
Investigation
Investigation for the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator into allegations that a diamond dealer had leaked confidential information.
Curator
Curator for the South African Asset Forfeiture Unit, restraining assets in excess of ZAR280-million.
Investigation
Investigation of numerous Ponzi schemes for the South African Reserve Bank.
interviewees describe the firm as very impressive all round; technically very sound and renowned in this space
— Chambers Global Guide 2018

contact

Steven Powell

executive
spowell@ENSafrica.com

expertise

expertise

African regulatory and business intelligence
agribusiness
Asia
aviation
banking and finance
Broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE)
competition/antitrust
corporate commercial
dispute resolution
employment
environment
fiduciary
fintech
forensics
immigration
India
insolvency, business rescue and debt recovery
insurance
intellectual property (IP)
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mine and occupational health and safety
mining
private clients
private equity
pro bono and corporate social investment
project development and project finance
real estate / property
shipping, ports and logistics
tax
technology, media and telecommunications