Rosie Hawes


  • Asia Pacific
  • Deal Intelligence and Due Diligence - Country and Sector
  • Due Diligence

Rosie Hawes is a Partner in Control Risks’ Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice in Greater China and North Asia. In this role, she leads a team of consultants in advising clients in areas of business intelligence, pre-transaction due diligence and reactive investigations. Rosie has more than a decade’s experience conducting comprehensive due diligence research and enquiries across all major sectors.

Recent tasks that Rosie has worked on include:

  • Devising strategies for clients facing complex internal conflict of interest allegations in their China businesses. 
  • Comprehensive due diligence for a leading international investment bank concerning a potential acquisition target in northern China accused of multiple allegations of corruption and low standards of ethics and corporate governance.
  • Managing a complex series of enquiries for a property investor concerned about the integrity of a business partner in South Korea.
  • Working with a major European manufacturer subject to SEC monitoring to develop an anti-corruption vendor screening programme for all third parties in Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
  • Prior to this role, Rosie ran the Moscow-based Russia and Central Asia Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence team, where, in addition to leading pre-transaction due diligence and business intelligence projects, she was responsible for managing fraud investigations and anti-corruption training. Before joining Control Risks, Rosie worked at the British Embassy in Moscow as deputy head of the Organised Crime Liaison Office for Russia, Ukraine and Belarus

    Rosie is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMLS). She has a master’s degree in terrorism studies from the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews, focusing on terrorist financing and an MBA (China) from Jiaotong University. Rosie speaks native English, fluent Russian, intermediate Mandarin and is currently studying Korean.


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