Project Vista
Project Vista

ADVISORY | TECHNOLOGY | ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY

Independent investigation into allegations raised by whistleblowers relating to the procurement and project management of consultants engaged to work on the delivery of a highly complex IT systems transformation project. We utilised our online web review platform to examine a large volume of data and identify relevant information in relation to the allegations and project governance.

__Advisory__ __Electronic Discovery__ __Forensic Technology__ __Technology__ Financial Services
Project Esplanade
Project Esplanade

ADVISORY | TECHNOLOGY | ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY

Assisted a major Australian regional bank to prepare formal submissions prior to appearing before the Commission. We worked closely with internal and external legal advisers using our e-Discovery technology, project management expertise to identify and produce protocol compliant documents to the Commission from a data set in excess of 6.5 million documents.

__Advisory__ __Electronic Discovery__ __Forensic Technology__ __Technology__ Financial Services
Project Corporation
Project Corporation

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | RISK MANAGEMENT

Developed and assisted in the implementation of an updated integrity framework that included the rollout of an online integrity survey to all staff and contractors. We updated, and in some cases developed key policies, delivered awareness training to all staff and contractors and implemented an independent integrity reporting platform.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Risk Management__ Infrastructure
Project Nobu
Project Nobu

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | INVESTIGATIONS

Independent investigation into allegations of corruption by a senior Qld Public Servant who was alleged to have been involved in a conflict of interest with a supplier who had been contracted, in breach of procurement guidelines, to deliver in excess of $2miillion of professional services to the Department.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Investigations__ Government
Project Centre – New Zealand
Project Centre – New Zealand

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | INVESTIGATION

We undertook a forensic review of payments made by a Principal to an agent over a twelve month period to determine the validity of these payments. Our investigation identified a series of fraudulent payments, through the use of fictitious invoices. Our work supported a High Court search order and related arbitration.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Investigations__ Construction & Engineering
DLA Piper – International Arbitration
DLA Piper – International Arbitration

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | EXPERT WITNESS

Technology Expert in the first International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) case ever heard in Australia. The matter related to contractual arrangements of a Fuel Supply Arrangement for the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. The dispute also involved an Australian energy company supplying oil, fuel and power generators throughout the Pacific.

__Advisory__ __Expert Witness__ __Forensic__ Government
Project Atoll
Project Atoll

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | RISK MANAGEMENT

Investigation into allegations against a subcontractor. We were engaged to provide forensic, analytical and accounting services to a multinational operational services organisation following concerns raised about a subcontractor. Our enquiries focussed on the corporate structure of the subcontractor, its shareholders together with invoicing, third party payments, supply chains and accounting records.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Risk Management__ Infrastructure
Aon Superannuation Pty Limited
Aon Superannuation Pty Limited

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | RISK MANAGEMENT

Independent compliance review of a conflicts management framework at a superannuation fund: Under SPS 521. Appointed to assess the framework as to its appropriateness, effectiveness and adequacy, to identify any areas of non-compliance and provide a report to the Board setting out our findings and any areas for improvement.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Risk Management__ Financial Services
Regal Funds Management
Regal Funds Management

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | REGULATORY RESPONSE

Appointed Independent Compliance Expert in relation to an Enforceable Undertaking. We reviewed securities trading policies and procedures, reported on their adequacy and provided recommendations. A detailed trade review program was required under the Enforceable Undertaking which included a review of sample trades and related communications over specified periods. 

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Regulatory Response__ Financial Services
Pharmaceutical dispute
Pharmaceutical dispute

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | EXPERT WITNESS

Economic loss assessment arising from an injunction preventing our client selling a generic pharmaceutical in the Australian market. We quantified the loss and built a robust, transparent and flexible financial model which facilitated review of the impacts of a number of different legal arguments. The matter was settled by our client prior to trial.

__Advisory__ __Expert Witness__ __Forensic__ Manufacturing
WIN Corporation v Nine Network
WIN Corporation v Nine Network

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | EXPERT WITNESS

Independent Computer Expert. The dispute related to a broadcasting arrangement and considered the application of traditional broadcasting in the context of more modern digital streaming of on demand content. Presented evidence in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, around the functionality and accuracy of Internet Protocol (IP) Geolocation services in Australia.

__Advisory__ __Expert Witness__ __Forensic__ Media & Communications
Rhinomed
Rhinomed

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | REGULATORY RESPONSE

Appointed Independent Expert by an ASX listed entity under an Enforceable Undertaking in relation to continuous disclosure requirements. We assessed the adequacy of Rhinomed’s existing framework to deal with Continuous Disclosure and Corporations Act obligations. We reviewed policies and procedures, delivered training, made recommendations for improvement and provided a written report.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Regulatory Response__ Community
Valuation of Trademarks and Brands
Valuation of Trademarks and Brands

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | EXPERT WITNESS

A purchaser of a construction business took issue with earnings and assets post acquisition. An assessment of the losses derived had the significant contracts stayed with the business was sought. We identified inconsistencies and errors regarding the valuation approach of the purchaser's expert. The court held the vendor was entitled to secure the relevant contracts.

__Advisory__ __Expert Witness__ __Forensic__ Manufacturing
Project Fandango
Project Fandango

ADVISORY | TECHNOLOGY | ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY

Managed the review process, expediting the manual review of documents in response to an ASIC notice. The review required a deep understanding of financial markets and the ability to distinguish behaviours that could constitute market manipulation. Sophisticated technology was used to examine large volumes of data and an experienced team reviewed communications.

__Advisory__ __Electronic Discovery__ __Forensic Technology__ __Technology__ Financial Services
International construction JV Dispute
International construction JV Dispute

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | EXPERT WITNESS

Our client was a part of a Joint Venture combining maritime engineering expertise and large-scale resources projects. We reviewed costs incurred against the tender, variations and known delays. We identified significant cost increases compared to budget for particular types of labour. This allowed our client to resolve the dispute.

__Advisory__ __Expert Witness__ __Forensic__ Construction & Engineering
CBA
CBA

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | REGULATORY RESPONSE

Commonwealth Bank's Open Advice Review (OAR) Program: Appointed as Independent Forensic Expert to the OAR Program for customer remediation. We developed criteria for a risk-based review of clients registering for the Program. We developed protocols and criteria for client file reviews and a register of file anomalies and/or criminal breaches.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Regulatory Response__ Financial Services
Project Hatch
Project Hatch

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | INVESTIGATIONS

Independent investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption involving senior executives colluding with external parties. We reported to an independent committee chaired by a former Federal Court judge and Royal Commissioner. The investigation uncovered evidence to support the allegations. We supported our client by reporting to regulators, law enforcement and informing its auditors.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Investigations__ Financial Services
Project Kim
Project Kim

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | RISK MANAGEMENT

Engaged to review a major Telco's fraud risk methodology. We conducted a fraud risk assessment on the procurement function. As part of this assignment, we created detailed process maps of the procurement function and compiled a register of fraud risks. The methodology used has been adopted across the enterprise.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Risk Management__ Media & Communications
Project Leicester
Project Leicester

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | EXPERT WITNESS

Independent Expert in a major construction project which required forensic analysis of costs, cost accounting and a report for arbitration. We quantified the costs associated with a successful $100m+ Change order. We identified all lay witness statements necessary to support the quantification. The matter settled prior to arbitration.

__Advisory__ __Expert Witness__ __Forensic__ Construction & Engineering
Project Emperor
Project Emperor

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | INVESTIGATIONS

Investigation into allegations of overcharging, kickbacks and hosting inappropriate material by the Chief Technology Officer and a former supplier. We identified evidence of collusion to inflate invoices, charges for equipment and services never provided, kickbacks in excess of $1m and inappropriate material being hosted on our client’s network.

__Forensic__ __Investigations__ Community
Project Emerton
Project Emerton

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | RISK MANAGEMENT

Investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption in respect of operations in Mauritania. This involved the examination of emails and accounting data accessed from in country, data analytics, conducted interviews and examined documentation in respect of contracts and acquisition of goods and services in country.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Risk Management__ Resources
Project Mango
Project Mango

ADVISORY | FORENSIC | INVESTIGATIONS

Engaged by an Australian company captured by the UK Bribery Act operating in high risk jurisdictions in Africa. We undertook an in-country assessment focusing on their operations, policies and processes and provided specific recommendations on improving processes and meeting the obligations of the UK Bribery Act.

__Advisory__ __Forensic__ __Investigations__ Resources