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Deloitte ranked largest forensics and dispute advisory practice

Zurich, 10 September 2010

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) has announced the results of Kennedy Information’s report “Forensics & Dispute Advisory Marketplace 2010: Key Trends, Profiles and Forecasts”. According to the report Deloitte ranks as the largest forensics and dispute advisory practice by measure of 2009 aggregate member firm revenue. The firm also received the highest ranking of “strong” in 11 out of 12 forensic and dispute advisory competency areas as defined by Kennedy.

Chris Phillips, Lead Partner Forensic and Dispute Services in Deloitte’s Swiss firm commented: “The strength of Deloitte’s performance reflects the depth and breadth of forensics and dispute services offered to clients, and our relentless focus on the quality of our work. The combination of deep technical expertise, proprietary technology tools, and global reach across the global Deloitte network allows us to quickly deploy experienced teams anywhere around the globe to meet our clients’ complex and sophisticated forensic accounting needs.”

Kennedy Information’s report confirms this viewpoint.

“This practice [Deloitte’s] is one of the most broad and deep across the F&DA space. There is:

  • Deep expertise in conducting internal investigations of many different types of matters, across industries and across geographies;
  • Extensive experience and expertise in the most comprehensive and complex anti-bribery, corruption, and money laundering engagements, as well as in the conduct of regulatory compliance reviews and assessments.”

The report also highlighted a number of other areas of strength for Deloitte:

  • “Deloitte’s strength is in its ability to support broad international investigations, and provide a high level of analytical and advisory deliverables. These investigations are produced by experienced personnel with access to a range of technological tools.”
  • “In terms of technology in the F&DA space, this practice [Deloitte’s] brings superior knowledge and tools to bear:
    • On varied situations that call for the identification, acquisition, mining, and analysis of complex data;
    • In complex cases, regularly advising corporate and legal clients in best practices and novel techniques;
    • In the applications of computer forensics tools and practices; able to support the most sophisticated clients and challenging circumstances.
  • “Deloitte offers a wide variety of expert witness support … including business functional areas, industry expertise, and experts beyond the business and financial areas.”
  • “Deloitte can put experienced teams on a variety of cases to conduct investigations external to the company, in areas such as vendor due diligence and intelligence on current and potential business partners. The practice has strong global capabilities.”
  • "For corporate investigations, the practice [Deloitte’s] has expertise in conducting internal investigations of many different types of matters, across industries and geographies. The practice is chosen because it is widely regarded as having ’world class’ forensic accounting skills.”

Source: Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory; Forensics & Dispute Advisory Marketplace 2010; ©BNA Subsidiaries, LLC. Reproduced under license.

About Deloitte in Switzerland

Deloitte is one of Switzerland's leading professional services firms, offering services in Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance. We are investing heavily and for the long term in Switzerland. We currently have more than 1000 professionals operating out of six cities: Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, Lugano and Zurich.


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In this press release references to Deloitte are references to Deloitte AG, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, which is the United Kingdom member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (“DTTL”), a UK private company limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent entities. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of DTTL and its member firms. Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries are leading business advisers, providing audit, tax, consulting and corporate finance services through more than 12,000 exceptional people across the UK and Switzerland. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programmes, it is dedicated to helping its clients and people excel. Deloitte AG is recognised by the Federal Audit Oversight Authority and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority. 

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