Maria Knapp

Senior Partner

London

Maria Knapp is the Senior Partner for Compliance Forensics and Intelligence for EMEA. The practice is made up of 130 consultants across 13 locations in the region and includes intelligence analysts, forensic investigators and data analytics and legal technology specialists.

  • EMEA
  • 3rd Party / Partner Due Diligence
  • Business Intelligence
  • Risk Assessment & Monitoring


Maria Knapp is the Senior Partner for Compliance Forensics and Intelligence for EMEA. The practice is made up of 130 consultants across 13 locations in the region and includes intelligence analysts, forensic investigators and data analytics and legal technology specialists.

Maria specialises in advising corporate clients, DFIs and investors as well as their legal advisors, providing tactical and strategic advice on managing and ultimately mitigating reputational, bribery and corruption and operational risks with a focus on emerging markets. 


Her case experience includes:
  • Anti-bribery and corruption policy framework reviews for clients with operations in high risk markets
  • Pre-transactional business integrity assessments across sub-Saharan Africa
  • Market entry risk planning and stakeholder assessments


A non-practicing lawyer in England & Wales, Maria trained and practiced at Clifford Chance in London and Paris. Maria has worked and lived in France and Canada as well as in sub-Saharan Africa, including for the Zimbabwe chapter of Transparency International, the Namibian Legal Assistance Centre, and the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre. Maria has a LLB from City University, London, and a BA (Hons) from McGill University and Sciences Po (Paris).

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