Michael Zimmern

Director

London

Michael leads the forensic accounting practice for Control Risks in Europe and Africa. As a qualified chartered accountant with 15 years experience in investigations, disputes and compliance engagements, Michael advises on clients on regulatory, reputational and financial issues.

  • Global
  • London
  • Cross Border Investigations
  • Internal Investigations Advisory
  • Forensic Analysis and Expert Reporting


Michael leads the forensic accounting practice for Control Risks in Europe and Africa. As a qualified chartered accountant with 15 years experience in investigations, disputes and compliance engagements, Michael advises on clients on regulatory, reputational and financial issues. Michael frequently supports clients on complex, cross-border projects working alongside Governments, regulators and enforcement agencies to help clients manage and respond to risk.


Selected experience
  • Michael has led multiple investigations into business conduct and corporate relationships across Europe and Africa, particularly in the life sciences, consumer goods and professional services sectors 
  • Michael managed a large team working on a multi-billion dollar dispute in the UK court. Michael led the drafting of an independent expert witness report involving tracing the destination and use of funds for hundreds of transactions. 
  • Led risk and compliance reviews for a global pharmaceutical company across Africa, working with local teams and applying forensic data analytics to identify risks for the business 

Michael has performed investigations and compliance work in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Angola) and has extensive experience supporting clients with issues in emerging markets.

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