Jonathan Brown

Partner

London

Jonathan leads the Forensics practice for Control Risks across Europe, Middle East & Africa (“EMEA”).  He is an accountant with over 20 years’ experience across multiple sectors and a focus on fraud, corruption and complex accounting issues. 

  • EMEA
  • Partner


Jonathan leads the Forensics practice for Control Risks across Europe, Middle East & Africa (“EMEA”). He is an accountant with over 20 years’ experience across multiple sectors and a focus on fraud, corruption and complex accounting issues.

His practice comprises investigations, forensic accounting, IT forensics, e-discovery and forensic data analytics and spans seven offices across EMEA. He is regularly engaged by clients experiencing acute problems across those markets, including fraud, corruption and conduct issues. Jonathan also leads Control Risks’ Sports Integrity practice, undertaking investigations and compliance reviews for Sports Federations.

He has undertaken many multi-jurisdictional investigations for clients exposed to the FCPA and UK Bribery Act and has worked for enforcement agencies including the UK Serious Fraud Office.


Some examples of Jonathan’s work include:
  • An investigation for the SFO into alleged overseas corruption in the Middle East by a UK defence company.
  • Acting for a US bank to investigate false accounting leading to a loss in excess of £100m.
  • Leading a forensic exercise to ascertain the point of insolvency of a global telecoms group, with turnover of up to £12billion.
  • Investigating fraud, bribery and conflicts of interest within the Russian subsidiary of a FTSE 100 client.
  • Investigating bribery and sanctions breaches on behalf of a major global corporate following their purchase of a Middle Eastern group.

Jonathan spent ten years in the Forensics team at a “Big 4” accountancy practice prior to Control Risks and has also worked for UK regulators. As a JIEB qualified Insolvency Practitioner, he is well positioned to deal with issues of concerns relating to financial distress and has undertaken many investigations on behalf of banks, creditors or government agencies.

Jonathan is a Chartered Certified Accountant and JIEB Qualified Insolvency Practitioner.

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