Michael Zimmern

Partner

London

Michael leads the investigations and forensic accounting practice for Control Risks in EMEA. As a qualified chartered accountant with more than 15 years forensics experience Michael advises on clients on regulatory, reputational and financial issues.

  • EMEA
  • Cross Border Investigations
  • Internal Investigations Advisory
  • Forensic Analysis and Expert Reporting


Michael leads the investigations and forensic accounting practice for Control Risks in EMEA. As a qualified chartered accountant with more than 15 years forensics experience Michael advises on clients on regulatory, reputational and financial issues. Michael frequently supports clients on complex, cross-border investigations 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 EMEA, 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, Russia, India and Africa (including South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, DRC and Angola) and has extensive experience supporting clients with issues in emerging markets.

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