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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

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).

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

experience

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.
Extensive anti-corruption compliance
services, advice and support to multinational corporates in Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mozambique, Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia, across a broad spectrum of industries.
Forensic investigation
for the board of South African Airways into the causes of the airline’s financial non-performance.
Investigation
on behalf of a large South African retailer into alleged bribes of approximately ZAR70-million paid to a supplier.
Curator
for the South African Asset Forfeiture Unit, restraining assets in excess of ZAR280-million.
FRAUD AND CORRUPTION INVESTIGATIONS
in Botswana, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Namibia, Somalia, Tanzania and Zambia, with one example being forensic support and advice to a leading fast-moving consumer goods company to help eradicate stock losses due to syndicate thefts in Ivory Coast.
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
into allegations of misconduct, resulting in the termination of the services of the then chief executive officer of South African Airways.
Investigation
for the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator into allegations that a diamond dealer had leaked confidential information.
Investigation
of numerous Ponzi schemes for the South African Reserve Bank.