Adam Garside


  • EMEA
  • Investigation Services
  • Ethics and Compliance Consulting
  • Litigation and Dispute Support

Adam Garside is a forensic accountant and Director in Control Risks’ forensics practice in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Based in London, Adam has nearly 20 years of experience leading investigations into accounting irregularities, fraud, bribery and corruption and helping clients set-up, monitor and enhance their compliance programmes. 

Recent tasks that Adam has worked on include:

  • Giving expert testimony in Spanish criminal proceedings against the sellers of a medical device company charged with fraud in order to secure performance payments under an earn-out agreement. 
  • Conducting an investigation of a client's agents and employees in Singapore and Vietnam in relation to an alleged embezzlement scheme connected to the 1MDB state investment fund.
  • Conducting a funds flow investigation from a pharmaceutical client's US subsidiaries to its UK treasury and a review of the use of remitted funds by the wider business in response to a probe by the Department of Justice. 
  • Adam has worked in-house for a FTSE100 energy company and a Magic Circle law firm. Having conducted investigations on the ground in over 15 countries, he has gained extensive experience in investigation planning and management under privilege; securing evidence, investigative analysis; leading witness and subject interviews; and reporting to clients, legal counsel and other stakeholders.

    Adam has been ranked by Who's Who Legal as a Future Leader in Investigations and is an Advisory Panel member to the Association of Corporate Investigators.  Adam is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

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