Michael Harrington


  • Asia Pacific
  • Due Diligence
  • Investigation Services
  • Litigation and Dispute Support

Michael Harrington is the principal in charge of Control Risks’ business intelligence practice in South Asia, and the regional disputes intelligence lead for Asia Pacific. An investigator for more than 15 years, Michael specializes in gathering facts and intelligence to help clients make complex business decisions, mitigate risks, and succeed during cross-border disputes.    

Recent tasks that Michael has worked on include:

  • Leading a multijurisdictional investigation into supply chains during an intellectual property dispute, culminating in an expert report and Michael’s testimony at an arbitration tribunal.
  • Providing assessments of the intentions, motivations, and influence of public and private sector stakeholders in India, to foreign companies facing regulatory and political headwinds in the country.
  • Mapping global assets of debtors and gathering intelligence to provide clients with sufficient leverage to reach a favourable settlement or outcome in arbitration.
  • Managing due diligence assignments globally, often focused on potential integrity risks associated with acquisition targets, joint venture partners or third parties.
  • Conducting field enquiries in more than a dozen countries in Asia to discreetly gather sensitive information before transactions and during disputes.
  • Michael previously worked for another global investigations firm, where he set up an office in Mumbai and ran operations for South Asia, managed assignments throughout the Asia Pacific region from Hong Kong, and worked for a U.S.-based global anti-corruption practice. Michael received his Master of Business Administration from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from The George Washington University. 

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