A FINANCIAL CRIME AND DISPUTES UNIT has been established by Grant Thornton, the firm has announced.
The team will work alongside the firm’s financial services advisory group and will look to mitigate, respond and remedy issues relating to financial crime and complex disputes in the global financial services sector.
Grant Thornton added further investments in international capabilities are planned over the coming months.
The unit will advise clients managing civil, regulatory and criminal issues in both domestic and international operations.
Partner and head of financial crime and disputes Marcus McCaffrey said: “Financial crime remains one of the key agenda points for regulators, enforcement agencies and financial institutions across the world. The increasing pressure of regulation and enforcement, set against a dynamically changing financial services market, means that all manner of financial institutions – and many other industry sectors too – are exposed to financial crime risk.”
Richard Oddy, Casper Kaars Sijpesteijn and Rory Goldthorpe have been appointed to senior roles in key sectors of high growth, with a further 17 junior and experienced hires
Adrian Hyde, a partner at CVR Global, has been appointed as the new president for a year-long term, effective 21 April this year
Richard White, Nicola Westbrooke and Richard Ross all join from KPMG, where they oversaw the real estate tax practice
Sheryl Davis joins the firm's High Wycombe office from Barnes Roffe