Partner, Forensic and Dispute Services
|Emma is a partner in the Forensic and Dispute Services practice at Deloitte, where she established and now runs Business Intelligence Services (BIS). BIS is a unique team that specialises in the provision of Integrity Due Diligence for clients wishing to understand the integrity and corruption related risks associated with a potential acquisition target or business partner in emerging, or newly emerged , geographical markets. The team also provides a unique insight into the background, activities and assets of individuals or entities as part of investigations (for examples those relating to allegations of corruption) or commercial disputes. Emma has over 20 years experience of conducting such work for clients on a global basis and during this time has led hundreds of in-depth Integrity Due Diligence and background investigation assignments across the Former Soviet Union (including central Europe), the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia for clients across many sectors.|
Emma’s experience falls within a number of distinct investigative areas, as set out below:
- Integrity due diligence
Numerous Integrity Due Diligence assignments on potential JV partners, acquisition targets, and agents, suppliers and distributors on behalf of clients across a range of sectors (including financial services (including private equity), oil and gas, power generation (including renewables), retail, real estate, aviation and construction), focusing on entities or individuals in jurisdictions such as Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, India, China, Indonesia, Italy and Spain.
- Corruption related investigations
Numerous background investigations (including in excess of 1,000 on one project alone) on entities and individuals around the world as part of large-scale corruption reviews and/or investigations. Working alongside other parts of the investigation team, this work comprised the gathering of key identifying information on the individual or entity in question, their business activities or interests (including the existence of a track record in the relevant activity for which they were retained by the client), any political links or affiliations, and any reported or alleged ‘red flag’ issues (such as involvement in bribery and corruption, terrorist financing, money laundering, tax evasion, and official or regulatory investigation).
- Investigation and asset searches
Numerous background investigations in support of investigations and asset searches. This work has included research and information gathering on the background, activities and assets of various individuals and entities and has frequently comprised conducting such work in a large number of jurisdictions concurrently.
Emma has lectured on the integrity risks that frequently present themselves to investors in emerging or high risk geographical markets and has also appeared in the print and televised media on this subject. She has also presented on money laundering related risks that may present themselves to firms within the legal and financial sector.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7936 3000
Email: Emma Codd