Marnix van Gelderen


  • Europe
  • Due Diligence
  • Investigation Services

Marnix is a Consultant in Control Risks’ Business Intelligence practice in London. His role involves managing reputational and integrity due diligence and business intelligence investigations across Europe, with a specific focus on assignments in the Benelux and UK. Marnix regularly advises clients ranging from multinational corporates to investor clients and law firms on acquisitions and growth opportunities, ethics and compliance issues and disputes and litigation support matters, with a particular focus on financial crime, reputational and integrity risks. 

Recent tasks Marnix has worked on include:

  • An enhanced due diligence investigation for a FTSE 100 corporate into the reputation, track record and local standing of a company and its shareholders operating in the Dutch gambling sector.
  • Pre-transactional integrity and ESG due diligence for a European state-owned energy company investing in several targets operating in the renewable energy sector in the Benelux.
  • A multi-jurisdictional investigation for a global asset manager into allegations of a fraudulent bond scheme and an associated asset trace.
  • A market entry analysis and enhanced due diligence investigation for an Asian corporate into a Dutch-headquartered waste-management company with operations in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Marnix worked for a UK-headquartered intelligence and risk management firm, where he worked on projects spanning due diligence, political and security risk, and policy development. Prior to this, Marnix spent time within the Drugs and Organised Crime Directorate of DG HOME at the European Commission and at the Terrorism Prevention Branch at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, where he participated in the development of research and policy initiatives relating to financial and organised crime.

    Marnix has a BA in International Relations and German from the University of Exeter, and subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London. Marnix is a fluent English, Dutch and German.

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